The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 5

October 27, 1957: ASCAP Tribute Show with The Platters, Frances Farmer, Jane Morgan

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 1957 on CBS
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October 27, 1957: ASCAP Tribute Show with The Platters, Frances Farmer, Jane Morgan
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A Tribute to ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers).
Music:
--The Platters - The Great Pretender" (on film, Ed in Paris at Platters concert).
--Frances Farmer (actress) - "Down in the Valley" (performed towards end of show).
--Jane Morgan - Fascination."
--Andy Quinn - "Rock-A-Boogie."
--Joe E. Howard - "Hello! Ma Baby" and "Goodbye, My Lady Love."
--Gene Austin (sings & yodels) - medley: "Lonesome Road," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do," "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street All The Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet," "Melancholy Baby" & "Blue Heaven."
--Dario Cassini - "Thine Alone" (written by Victor Herbert).
--Rudolf Friml (pianist) - plays medley.
--T C Jones (female impersonator) - "Catch" & does a satire of old musicals
--Don Rondo - "Bring Back My Summer Love."
--Blossom Seeley - "Teasin' Rag" & "Somebody Loves Me Rag."
--Constance Towers - "You and the Night and the Music."

Also appearing:
--Cameo: W. C. Handy (in wheel chair) on stage With Ed.
--Maurice Chavalier is presented by Ed with an Actors Award plaque.
--Frank Faye (comedian) - chats with audience. Later in show, Faye jokes around with Ed. Faye sings satires of songs: "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm So In Love With Me."
--Audience bows: Grace Cahn; Whoopi Gilbert; Johnny Meis (spelling?); Gen. Oscar Silber (spelling?).

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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)

Frances Farmer

Frances Farmer

Herself

Guest Star

Maurice Chavalier

Maurice Chavalier

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Guest Star

Constance Towers

Constance Towers

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Guest Star

The Platters

The Platters

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Jane Morgan

Jane Morgan

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