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The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • September 11, 1949
    September 11, 1949
    Episode 65
    9/11/49
    0.0

    Season 1 is on the "Toast of the Town" episode guide.

  • January 16, 1949: Rudy Vallee, Nanette Fabray, Jean Carroll, Harvey Stone

    Music:
    --Rudy Valee sings "Buttons and Bows," "Where To?" (The Taxi Driver song) and "Tavern on the Town."
    --Nanette Fabray sings "Mr. Right."
    Comedy:
    --Wally Boag (comedian) - does a balloon act and jitterbugs to "Happy Days are Here Again."
    --Jean Carroll (comedian) - "domestic humor" stand-up act, topics include Florida and shopping.
    --Pat C. Flick - heckles Ed Sullivan.
    --Bob Evans (ventriloquist) - appears twice during show: (1) dummy Jerry O'Leary sings "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." (2) A ventriloquist duel with Rudy Vallee, who brings out his own dummy, "Sally Anne."

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  • January 9, 1949
    January 9, 1949
    Episode 30
    1/9/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --Luise Rainer (actress) - reprises her role as "Anna Held" in a reenactment of the telephone scene from the 1936 film "The Great Ziegfeld."
    --Harvey Stone (comedian)
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian)
    --Frank Fontaine - does a comedy bit about a sweepstakes winner.
    --Patricia Bright & Frank Fontaine - impersonate various movie stars in a comedy bit.

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  • January 2, 1949: Rudy Vallee, Pat C. Flick, The Ravens, Irv Harmon

    Music:
    --The Ravens (rhythm & blues quartet) - "My Sugar is So Refined."
    --Rudy Vallee - sings "Alouette" (audience sing-a-long) and sings a medley: "Deep Night," "Kitty from Kansas City," "Main Stein Song," "I'm Just a Vagabond Lover," "If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)" and "Betty Co-Ed."
    Comedy:
    --Irv Harmon (comedian) - phone booth routine.
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian, sitting in audience) - heckles Ed then hassles lady sitting next to him.
    --Bobby Whaling and Yvette (comedic bicycle act).
    Also appearing:
    --Betty Jane Smith (Copa Cabana dancer) - performs a tap dance routine.
    --Audience bows: George M. Cohan Jr. (son of George M. Cohan); Johnny Farrell (former US Open Golf champion); Jersey Woe Wolcott (heavy weight champion); Arthur Murray; Sydney Blackburn (actor).

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  • December 26, 1948
    December 26, 1948
    Episode 28
    12/26/48
    0.0
  • December 19, 1948
    December 19, 1948
    Episode 27
    12/19/48
    0.0
  • December 12, 1948
    December 12, 1948
    Episode 26
    12/12/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Nanette Fabray sings "Green Up Time" and "Papa Won't You Dance With Me."
    --Nellie Lutcher (singer & piano player) - "Fine Brown Frame" & "You Better Watch Yourself Bub."
    --Hal Raywin (concert violinist) - "Romanian Rhapsody."
    Dancers:
    --Bunny Briggs (tap dancer) - does a dance routine.
    --Delanoff and The Rayes Sisters (magic & "black art" dance routine)- special effects give the illusion of floating heads and headless bodies. Ed makes an appearance by "floating" at the end of the act.
    --Show ends with a production number by The Toastettes.
    Comedy:
    --Pat C. Flick (Ed's favorite balcony heckler) - interupts Ed.
    --McCarthy & Farrell (comedy team) - duo imitates other entertainers in radio show sketch. They sing "Inka Dinka Do" & "Spaniard Who Blighted My Life."
    --The Temperton Family with Hope Emerson - performs a skit with Hope Emerson as the family maid.
    Cameos & Audience bows:
    --Jerome Courtland, George White, Mary Stewart, Ken Kling, Ezra Charles (boxer), Al Shact and Harry Ravel.

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  • December 5, 1948
    December 5, 1948
    Episode 25
    12/5/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Irra Petina (contralto singer) - sings an excerpt from "Carmen."
    Comedy:
    --Al Bernie (stand-up routine)
    --Dave Barry (stand-up routine).
    --Block and Sully (comedy team of Jesse Block & Eve Sully) - sitting in balcony, couple talks to Ed.
    Dance:
    --Copsey and Ayres (dance duo) - perform in Mid-Eastern costumes.
    Audience bows/Cameo appearances:
    --Vincent Richard Impellitteri (acting mayor of New York City).
    --Preston Lane (Governor of Maryland)
    --Neil McArdle (New York City controller)
    --Ham Fisher ('Joe Palooka' creator & cartoonist)
    --Trudy Michele (author of book 'Inside Tin Pan Alley')
    --Norman Thorton appears with Ed Sullivan at end of show.

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  • November 28, 1948
    November 28, 1948
    Episode 24
    11/28/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Margaret Phelan (operatic-singing)
    Comedy:
    --Ray Morgan (comedian) - interviews a singer who's become obsessed with fame after the release of his first record.
    --Olsen and Joy (comedy-musical duo) - performs a comic song-and-dance routine about a French girl and a sailor.
    --The Temperton Family - does a sketch as a lead-in to an Emerson Radio commercial.
    Dance:
    --Greg and Lober (dance team) - perform an exotic Asian-dance.
    --Block and Sully (dancers Jesse Block and Eva Sully Block) - do a Spanish production number.
    Also appearing:
    --Virginia Austin (puppeteer and puppet designer) - does a musical puppet show.
    --Baltimore Colts Majorettes - routine with dancing and baton twirling.
    --Cameos/audience bows: Jack LaRue (character actor), Temple Texas (Broadway actress-singer), Nicholas Joy (Broadway & movie actor), Billy Hildebrand (sports star), and Eddie Garr (comedian).
    --Cameo: The Mayor of Baltimore (probably Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro, Jr.) presents Ed with a key to the city.

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  • November 21, 1948
    November 21, 1948
    Episode 23
    11/21/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Louis Armstrong and his band perform "Where The Blues Were Born In New Orleans" and "A Song Is Born."
    --Betty Jane Watson (Broadway actress) sings a medley of songs from the Broadway musical "As the Girls Go."
    Comedy:
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian) - heckles Ed from a theatre stage-box.
    --Pat Henning - does a comedy monologue that includes impressions.
    Also appearing:
    --The Blackburn Twins (dancers Royce and Ramon Blackburn).
    --Delanoff and The Rayes Sisters ('Black Light Theatre' dance act) - create a "floating ballet" illusion (with Delanoff, dressed entirely in black, blending into a black background).

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  • November 14, 1948
    November 14, 1948
    Episode 22
    11/14/48
    0.0

    Music
    --Paula Bane (Broadway & Vaudeville performer) sings "Buttons and Bows" and "Donkey Serenade." 
    --Ernesto Lecuona (composer-musician) plays his composition "Malaguena" on piano.
    Comedy:
    --Frank Fontaine (comedian) - act includes celebrity impressions. 
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham & Company (comedy troupe)
    --Elsa and Waldo (comedy dance duo)
    --The Martin Brothers (puppet act)

  • November 7, 1948
    November 7, 1948
    Episode 21
    11/7/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Monica Lewis (actress & vocalist) sings two songs.
    --Rolly Rolls (comic pianist)
    Comedy:
    --Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian) - does a ventriloquist routine with human "puppets" mouthing his words. Assisting Buckley are actress Ann Jeffreys, and athletes Ken Strong, Barney Ross, and Dave Burns.
    --David Burns (of the Broadway revue "Make Mine Manhattan") plays Dr. Gallup in a "Gallup Poll" comedy sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --The Dunhills (tap-dancing trio)
    --Rachel & Bebe (comic ballroom dancers, also listed as 'Rochelle & Bee Bee')

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  • October 31, 1948
    October 31, 1948
    Episode 20
    10/31/48
    0.0

    Scheduled guest:
    --Dorothy Sarnoff (singer-actress, at the time appearing in the Broadway musical 'Magdalena').

  • October 24, 1948
    October 24, 1948
    Episode 19
    10/24/48
    0.0

    Scheduled guests include:
    --Benny Goodman (jazz musician, with band).
    --The Ink Spots (vocal quartet).
    --Cass Franklin & Monica Moore (vocal duo, nightclub act).

  • October 17, 1948
    October 17, 1948
    Episode 18
    10/17/48
    9.7

    Guests:
    --Frances Faye (vocalist) - sings a few songs from her nightclub act.
    --Les Compagnons De La Chanson (French vocal group)
    --Doc Marcus (nightclub comedy magician, aka "Doctor Marcus")
    --Bobby Lane and Claire ("acro" dance team)
    --Raquel [Raquel Nelson?] (toe-juggler from the Barnum & Bailey circus)
    --Martin Puppets
    --Finale: The show ends with a "County Fair" production number.

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  • October 10, 1948
    October 10, 1948
    Episode 17
    10/10/48
    7.5

    Music
    --Pearl Bailey (vocalist) 
    --The Deep River Boys (vocal quartet) 
    Comedy
    --Joey Adams, Tony Canzoneri and Mark Plant (nightclub comedy trio) 
    Also appearing
    --The Mayo Brothers (dancers) 
    --Ray Hammond's Birds (cockatoo act)

  • October 3, 1948
    October 3, 1948
    Episode 16
    10/3/48
    8.4

    Scheduled guests include
    --Betty Reilly (singer)
    --Les Compagnons De La Chanson (vocal group)

  • September 26, 1948: Al Bernie, Bob Hope (cameo)

    Comedy:
    --Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna (comedians) - perform an impromptu comedy routine after being invited on stage by Ed.
    --Al Bernie (nightclub comedian)
    --Dewey "Pig Meat" Markham and Company (comedy troupe) - do a haunted house sketch.
    --The Briants (slapstick knockabout act)
    Also appearing:
    --Anjos do Inferno (Brazilian vocal quintet)
    --Jack Blair (Broadway performer) - dances with The June Taylor Dancers.
    --Roberto & Alicia (Flamenco dance team)
    --Bobby "Tables" Davis (novelty dancer) - dances and lifts furniture with his mouth.

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  • September 19, 1948
    September 19, 1948
    Episode 14
    9/19/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Louis Jordan & his Orchestra - perform two songs.
    --Morton Downey (American-born Irish tenor) - sings a medley of Irish tunes.
    Comedy:
    --Benny Rubin (movie and radio comedian) - does a lighthearted tribute to Vaudeville stars of the past.
    --Al Bernie (nightclub comedian)
    --Walton and O'Rourke's Marionettes (puppeteers Paul E. Walton and Michael O'Rourke)
    Also appearing:
    --Nellie Arnaut and Brothers (novelty violin and whistling act) - includes imitations of chirping birds.
    --The Yoeman Brothers and Frances (novelty trio) - listed in "Variety" magazine as an "instrumental pyrotechnics" act.

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  • September 12, 1948
    September 12, 1948
    Episode 13
    9/12/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Sarah Vaughan sings "It's Magic."
    Comedy:
    --Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian)
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham & Company (comedy troupe from Harlem's Apollo Theater)
    --The Dennis Sisters (Vaudeville song-and-comedy duo)
    Also appearing:
    --Luxor Gali-Gali (Egyptian magician) - does sleight-of-hand tricks with the assistance of baseball's Leo Durocher and boxer Georges Carpentier.
    --Nick Long (Broadway performer) dances with the June Taylor Dancers.
    --The Whirlaways (roller-skating trio)

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  • September 5, 1948
    September 5, 1948
    Episode 12
    9/5/48
    0.0

    Scheduled guests include Noro Morales (rhumba and mambo musician, band leader) and Patricia Bright (actress & singer).

  • August 29, 1948
    August 29, 1948
    Episode 11
    8/29/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Count Basie & band - perform "One O'Clock Jump."
    --The Ames Brothers (vocal quartet)
    --David Powell (drummer, a.k.a. Jack Powell, Jr.) - does a trick drumming routine originally performed by his father, vaudevillian Jack Powell.
    --Jane and Betty Kean (comedy and singing duo)
    Also appearing:
    --Lon Chaney Jr. (actor) - does a "Of Mice and Men" sketch.
    --The Costello Twins (dancers Dorothy and Ruth)
    --Kathryn Lee (ballet star) - does a ballet excerpt.
    --Audience bow: Joe E. Brown (comedian-actor, who recently joined the Broadway cast of "Harvey").
    --Audience bows: Jerry Colonna (comedian), Hal Block (comedy writer), and Benny Rubin (comedian).

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  • August 22, 1948
    August 22, 1948
    Episode 10
    8/22/48
    0.0

    Scheduled guests include:
    Jan August
    The Mayo Brothers

  • August 15, 1948
    August 15, 1948
    Episode 9
    8/15/48
    9.7

    Music:
    --King Odom Quartet 
    --Yvelte (vocalist) sings "Civilization."
    --Russ Morgan (bandleader)
    --Vincent Lopez (bandleader)
    Comedy:
    --Julie Oshins (Catskills-based nightclub comedian) - comedy monologue. 
    --Tommy Trent (puppeteer) - Punch and Judy routine.
    Also appearing:
    --The Holloway Sisters (dancers)

  • August 8, 1948
    August 8, 1948
    Episode 8
    8/8/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Peggy Lee (singer)
    --The De Marco Sisters (vocal quintet)
    Comedy:
    --Al Kelly ("double-talk" comedian)
    --Jerry Bergen (comedian) - plays a fiddle as part of his routine.
    Dance:
    --Joey Gilbert (dancer)
    --Jimmy Smith (tap dancer & xylophone player)
    --Balinese dance troupe (dance quartet, a.k.a. The Shoregord Balinese Dancers)
    Also appearing:
    --Harry Hershfield (cartoonist & humorist) - possibly a cameo appearance.

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  • August 1, 1948
    August 1, 1948
    Episode 7
    8/1/48
    0.0

    Guests: 
    --Cab Calloway (singer & bandleader) 
    --Vivian Blaine (actress & singer) 
    --Raul and Eva Reyes (nightclub dance team) 
    --Willie Shore (comedian) - does a routine about golf.
    --Claude Harmon (golf pro, winner of the 1948 Masters Tournament) is interviewed by Ed. 
    --Palermo's Dogs (trained animal act)

  • July 25, 1948
    July 25, 1948
    Episode 6
    7/25/48
    0.0

    Guests:
    --Jane Kean (Broadway actress) - novelty songs and celebrity impressions.
    --Jan Murray (comedian)  
    --Al Kelly ("double-talk" comedian) 
    --Son and Sonny (tap dancers Roland James and Sonny Montgomery) 
    --Golden Gate Quartet (vocal group) 
    --Duval, the Magician

  • July 18, 1948
    July 18, 1948
    Episode 5
    7/18/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Ella Fitzgerald (jazz vocalist)
    --Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (tap dancer) - after a solo dance, does a "Hard Shoe" encore with The Toastettes.
    --Ella Fitzgerald and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - join together for an "Easter Parade" duet.
    --Kate Murtah (singer, formerly of The Murtagh Sisters trio)
    Comedy:
    --Dick "Lord" Buckley - does a comedy routine using audience members as ventriloquist dummies.
    Also appearing:
    --Toy and Wing (acrobatic dance duo of Dorothy Takahashi and Paul Wing Jew)
    --Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers (trained dog act) - dogs as construction workers on a building site.
    Amateur talent:
    --Elmert Reinhart (baritone singer from Baltimore) sings "Home on the Range."

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  • July 11, 1948
    July 11, 1948
    Episode 4
    7/11/48
    0.0

    Music:
    --Lena Horne sings "Do I Love You?" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
    --Illinois Jacquet (jazz saxophonist) with his band.
    --Skitch Henderson (bandleader-pianist)
    --Joe E. Howard (songwriter-entertainer) sings "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" and does a Cakewalk dance.
    Comedy:
    --Joey Adams, Tony Canzoneri and Mark Plant (nightclub comedy trio)
    (Tony Canzoneri was also a former lightweight boxing champion.)
    Also appearing:
    --The Costello Twins (dancers Dorothy and Ruth)
    Amateur talent:
    --A Post Office Quartet

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  • July 4, 1948
    July 4, 1948
    Episode 3
    7/4/48
    0.0

    The scheduled guests include Joe DiMaggio, Bill Robinson, and "Miles."

  • June 27, 1948: Irving Berlin, The Ink Spots, Peter Lynd Hayes, Paul Winchell
    Guests (according to a newspaper review of this episode):
    --Irving Berlin (appeared in a production number towards the end of the episode)
    --The Ink Spots (vocal group)
    --Peter Lind Hayes (comedian)
    --Paul Winchell (ventriloquist)
    --Raye and Naldi
    --Nan Wynn
    --A singing patrolman.
    Also appearing: A troupe of dancers (probably The Toastettes).
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  • June 20, 1948: Series premiere w/Martin & Lewis, Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Guests (compiled from various sources):
    --Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (comedy team)
    --Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Broadway legends)
    --Eugene List (concert pianist)
    --John Kokoman (a singing New York fireman)
    --Kathryn Lee (a ballerina)
    --Monica Lewis (singer)
    --Lee Goodman and Jim Kirkwood (comedy team)
    --Ruby Goldstein (the referee of the upcoming Louis-Wolcott boxing match)
    --The Toastettes (6 female dancers recruited from the June Taylor Dancers)

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