The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 2

October 2, 1955: Nat King Cole, Josh Logan & the Broadway cast of "Fanny," Dick Shawn

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1955 on CBS
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October 2, 1955: Nat King Cole, Josh Logan & the Broadway cast of "Fanny," Dick Shawn
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Music:
--Nat King Cole - "Forgive My Heart" & "Someone You Love."
Broadway:
--A tribute to the Broadway musical "Fanny" on the eve of its first anniversary. Ed Sullivan interviews Josh Logan, co-writer, co-producer and director of the play. Segments from the play are performed by the Broadway cast (which should include Walter Slezak, Ezio Pinza, Florence Henderson and William Tabbert.)
The cast was scheduled to perform the following songs:
--"Never Too Late For Love," the show's opening number.
--"Why Be Afraid To Dance?" by Ezio Pinza, Florence Henderson, Bill Tabbert and cast.
--A duet by Florence Henderson and Bill Tabbert.
Also appearing:
--Dick Shawn (comedian) - tells jokes about growing up in the South.
--Audience bows: Ronald Reagan, Walter Alston, Clem Labine, Johnny Padris, Billy Martin, and Tommy Burns.
--Audience bows: Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball, whose series, "I Love Lucy," returns the next day for its 5th season. (This is followed by a clip from an earlier show with Ed Sullivan visiting the couple at home).
--On film: A message from President Eisenhower speaking on behalf of the United Way.

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

Himself

Guest Star

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson

scheduled guest

Guest Star

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

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Guest Star

Dick Shawn

Dick Shawn

Himself

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