The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 49

October 31, 1958: U.S. Air Force Talent Show

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 31, 1958 on CBS
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October 31, 1958: U.S. Air Force Talent Show
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August 31, 1958
The Air Force Talent Show

Civilian guests:
--Dick Powell (actor, appears as guest host while Ed is visiting Israel)
--Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) sings "Younger Then Springtime."
--John Gabriel (actor & composer) - sings his own composition, the title tune of the 1958 movie "The Hunters."
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian)

U.S. Air Force Talent (Winners of the grand finals held May 1958 at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi):
--Robert Richardson and David Banks (comedy duo)
--Beau Tanner (from Randolph AFB, San Antonio) sings "Night and Day."
--Jackie Crowder (from Travis AFB, California) sings "An Affair To Remember."
--A-2C Don Fitzpatrick (master of ceremonies winner, native of Philadelphia, stationed at Ft. Myers AFB, Florida) - comedy routine.
--Patricia Williams (vocalist, stationed at Palm Beach AFB, Florida) - sings "Foggy Day."
--Jack Hayden (comic magician, stationed at Hunter Airforce Base, Savannah, Georgia) - swallows razor blades.
--James Wasden & Eugene Fornier (From Fayetteville Pope AFB, North Carolina) - "Bird Dog."
--Bill Dupree (or Bill Dupuis, of the Washington, D.C. Air Force band) sings "Nom Le L'amour."
--The Skyliners (instrumental group, from McConnell AFB, Kansas; comprised of A-2C Phil Fava, A-2C Willis Jackson, and A-1C Salvatore Ferla) - perform "Lover"
--Sergeant Bob Kearns (opera singer)
--Donald Sealy (yodeler & acoustic guitar player)
--The Pearls (quartet stationed at McCord AFB, Washington; comprised of A-1C Artis Johnson, A-2C Elsie Pierre, A-3C Ronald Small, and A-3C Reuben Martin) - perform "My Love."

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Dick Powell

Dick Powell

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John Gabriel (III)

John Gabriel (III)

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Mary Ann Mobley

Mary Ann Mobley

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Jack E. Leonard

Jack E. Leonard

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Anita Bryant

Anita Bryant

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