The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 2

October 5, 1969: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Clint Eastwood (on film), Sasha Distel

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 05, 1969 on CBS
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October 5, 1969: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Clint Eastwood (on film), Sasha Distel

--Gladys Knight & the Pips - medley ("Let Us Entertain You," "The Nitty Gritty," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You").
--Sacha Distel (French singer-guitarist) - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Louise" & "The Good Life."
--Phyllis Diller (stand-up monologue)
--Flip Wilson (stand-up routine)
Also appearing:
--Fantasio (magician from Argentina)
--The 1969 Harvest Moon Ball winners perform at Madison Square Garden.
--Ed interviews Mets manager Gil Hodges, and four New York Mets: pitchers Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver and outfielders Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee.
--Audience bows: Stevie Wonder (singer), Jim Stewart & Kurt Runzy (balloonists), and Jimmy Dunn (Newspaper Boy of the Year).
--Audience bows: Col. John Roosma and Bobby Thompson (teammates on the Passaic (New Jersey) High School "Wonder Team" which was famous for a 159 game winning streak in the early 1920's).
--Audience bows: Karen Sepa, Chris Peterson, Janis Clover, George Wallace and Margaret Bartasak (4H Club reporters celebrating 4H Club Week).
Filmed segments:
--Ed visits the Oregon set of "Paint Your Wagon" where he talks with Alan Jay Lerner and Josh Logan. Clint Eastwood sings "I Talk To The Trees" (rehearsal footage and a clip from the movie).
--A Hasidic Wedding Dance filmed at the New Music Hall, Israel.


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Bern Bennett

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Ed Sullivan

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Art Hannes

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