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--Edith Piaf (French Chanteuse) - "You Are My Carousel" (in French and English).
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Itzhak Perlman (Israeli violinist) - plays Mendelson's violin Concerto & "Flight of the Bumble Bee"
--Jane Morgan (singer) - "Wrap Your Troubles" and "Granada"
--Flaviano Labo (opera tenor) - sings "Cielo E Mar."
--Arnold Stang (comedian)
--Harrison and Fisher (comedy dance team)
--Ricky Layne (ventriloquist)
--Latona, Graham and Chadel (acrobats)
--Hubert Castle (tightrope performer)
Broadcast from Madison Square Garden
--Bobby Darin - medley: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "The Lonesome Road" and "When The Saints Go Marching In."
--Frankie Laine sings "Some Day" & "Rocks and Gravel."
--Teresa Brewer sings "How Could You Believe Me?" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" (both songs are production numbers with 3 male dancers-singers).
--Myron Cohen (story-telling comedian) - topics: Irishman vs Jewish man in an election, Rabbi and Priest in auto accident, etc.
--Will Jordan (impressionist) - does an impression of Ed Sullivan including 'Ed' singing "Bye Bye Love."
Ice Capades performers:
--Ice skaters Bill Henry, Lynn "Patsy" Finnegan, Catherine Machado, Sandy Culbertson, Helga (Helga Neff), Bobby Specht, Jimmy Grogan, and Ronnie Robertson.
--"Ice Capades" sequences include Victor Herbert "Babes in Toyland" and "A Salute to the Mounties."
Ed Sullivan's Annual Army Talent Show
Army talent includes:
--Steve Lawrence (singer, serving in the Army at the time) - "Day In, Day Out" and "If I Loved You."
--Peter Duchin (pianist, stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC) - plays "My Twilight Dream" (aka "To Love Again" / aka Chopin's "Nocturne in E Flat") and "Summertime." (Peter is the son of the late pianist-orchestra leader Eddy Duchin.)
--The Jamaicans (vocal group, 5 soldiers from Fort Meade, MD) - "Jamaica Farewell."
--Jack Larson (impressionist from Fort Belvoir, VA) - impersonates Ed Sullivan, George Gobel, Elvis Presley ("King Creole" and "Hound Dog"), and Perry Como ("Catch a Falling Star").
--John Park (alto sax player) - performs "Flamingo."
--Boyd Dounveor (tenor) - sings "Danny Boy."
--Al Cohn (tenor) - "Nessun Dorma."
Additional Army talent (scheduled to appear):
--Eugene Misirowski (dancer) - "Lover."
--Darrell Porter (singer) - "Lonesome Road."
--The Troubadours (instrumental group) - "Drunken Soldier."
--The Fort Sheridan Chamber Quintet including Alan Marlowe of Encino (instrumental group).
--The Second Army Band and Chorus - "This Is It," "Caught in the Act" and "Army Goes Rolling Along."
--Henny Youngman (comedian)
--scheduled: Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with dummy Velvel)
--scheduled: Modern Jazz Dancers (from Italy) - "Zabandara."
--Althea Gibson (tennis champion), backed by Turk Murphy's band, sings "Jelly Roll Blues."
--Turk Murphy and his New Orleans band - "Weary Blues."
--The Smyth Brothers (Irish singing group) - "Pretty Little Galway Girl."
--Dolores Wilson (Metropolitan opera soprano) - sings "Let My Song Fill Your Heart."
--Alan King (comedian)
--Johnny Haymer (comedian)
--Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson (comedy team)
--Luise Rainer (actress) - reads from "Doc Brackett" by Damon Runyon.
--John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (English dance team) - ballet performance.
Pre-recorded show (taped either March or June 1959).
--Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) - "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "Oh, Lady Be Good."
--Teresa Brewer sings "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "My Melancholy Baby" and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street."
--Joe E. Howard and his son Joe E. Howard Jr. - sing a medley of Joe Howard Sr.'s songs ("Hello! Ma Baby," "There's Nothing Like A Good Old Song," "Honeymoon" and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now").
--Jan Peerce (operatic tenor) - "Vesti la Giubba" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."
--The Wagnon Sisters (singers Anne and Becky, of Tuscumbia, Alabama) - "Love Makes the World Go Round" and "Now Is the Hour."
--Jan Murray (comedian)
--Myron Cohen (storyteller comedian) - tells a story about small children.
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) and Wisa D'Orso dance to "I'll Come Back."
--Tiebor Seals (Captain James W. Tiebor's trained seal act) - seals play horns.
--Audience bows: Sports Illustrated staff Don Buddle (editor), Clyde Raynor, Lou Lipps and Jack Dempsey.
--And a tumbling act listed as "Landon Midgets."
--Jane Russell sings "Say It Isn't So" and "Fine and Dandy"
--Jane Russell and her brother Kevin perform the song "Dearie"
--Toni Arden (singer) - "Non Dimenticar"
--Toni Arden and her brother Jan Arden - "Ain't She Sweet," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" and "Pigalle"
--Sid Kroft and his marionettes
--Keefe Brasselle (actor) - plays a song and does impressions of Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor
--Shecky Greene (comedian) - comedy routine: jokes with Ed Sullivan (who appears on stage throughout most of routine). Shecky then impersonates a German coed.
--Sabicas (flamenco guitar player)
--Helene and Howard (dancers) - a dance routie with slapstick comedy.
--The Martin Brothers (flame throwing juggling act) - the team perform their flaming club routine with the lights out.
--Miss Mara (trapeze artist) - circus act
--The Shaller Brothers (trampoline-juggling act)
--The Platters - "Dance With Me, Henry," "Remember When" and "Darktown Strutter's Ball."
--Roberta Peters (opera star) - "Laughing Song" (from the "Fledermaus")
--Shelley Berman (comedian)
--Jill Corey (singer) - "I Want to be Loved" and "Bye, Bye, Blackbird."
--Helen Wood (dancer) - solo ballet
--Judge Dewey Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - math routine
--The Bizzaro Brothers (comedy trio)
--Ugo Frediani (juggler from Italy)
--The Alcettys (plate spinning & balancing act)
--Eartha Kitt sings "Little White Lies" & "What More Is There To Say."
--Eartha Kitt (later in show) - "Uska Dara" (A Turkish Tale) and"Torah Dance (Ki M'Tzion)"(in Hebrew).
--Roger Williams (pianist) - songs possibly "St. Louis Blues" and "The World is Waiting For the Sunrise."
--The Happy Jesters (comedy-musical trio) - "Your Cheatin' Heart" and, later in show, "Heart Of My Heart."
--Pat Henning (stand-up comedian) - rolls up a handkerchief to make it look like a dancer & does impressions of E. G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Charles Laughton.
--Phil Foster (stand-up comedy, topics: The Dodgers team & marriage)
--Jamaica Dancers (dancers from Broadway play "Jamaica")
--The St. Clairs (family of tap dancers) - appear twice in show. (The first number might be "How High the Moon.") Later in show, group tap dances to "Louise."
--On film: "Ben Hur" film clip with Charlton Heston riding chariot. On the movie set, Ed rides in a chariot with Heston.
Spoleto Festival (Gian Carlo Menotti's Festival of Two Worlds from Spoleto, Italy)
Guests (filmed at various locations in Spoleto, Italy):
--Gian Carlo Menotti is interviewed by Sullivan.
--Sir John Gielgud (actor) reads selections from Shakespeare's "Age of Man" (filmed at Gian Carlo Menotti's palace).
--Eileen Farrell (American soprano) sings "Pace, pace, mio Dio" (from Verdi's opera "La Forza del Destino," at the ancient amphitheater) and Verdi's "Requiem Mass" (at the Duomo Square).
--Eileen Farrell and the Armstrong Band (without Louis) - "Sunny Side of the Street" (at the market place.)
--Nora Kaye and Scott Douglas (ballet dancers) - "Romeo and Juliet," choreographed by Herbert Ross, performed at the Duomo Cathedral steps and square.
--The Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A. - dance to "Passage for Two"
--John Butler Dance Troupe - dance to "Five Senses" (at the Little Theater)
--Ornelle Vavone (Italian singer) - "Strada n'foza" (at a restaurant)
--Orchestra, conducted by American maestro Thomas Schippers, and singers perform selections from Donizetti's opera "The Duke of Alba" (at the opera house).
--Ornella Vanone sings "Strada N'Fonza."
--At the Little Theater, actors do scenes from "Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams.
--Walton's Puppets (Italian puppets) - a puppet show performed for local children (filmed at the Duomo Square).
--Carol Channing sings "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" (Carol gives a phony diamond to Ed, then she throws phony diamonds out to audience members).
--Georgia Gibbs - "Arrivaderci Roma" and "Rock-A-Bye-Baby."
--Dukes of Dixieland (jazz group) - perform two songs.
--Wayne & Shuster (comedians) - Inspector Johnny Chan solves "The Hula Hoop Murder Case."
--Bob Lewis (comedian, doing magic and comedy tricks)
--The Three Wiles (dance trio)
--Francis Brunn (juggler)
--Noelle Adam (dancer from France) - does a dance number with many other dancers.
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) sing a medley of Spirituals ("Dry Bones" and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen").
The Ames also sing "Moonglow" and, in a medley, do vocal impressions of other singers.
--Patachou (French singer) - "Time After Time."
--Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (husband-and-wife musical comedy team) sing "If This Is Love."
--Ivry Gitlis (Israeli violinist) - "Paganini Violin Concerto" (with France Rupp on piano).
--Helen Halpin (vocal impressionist) - does impressions of singers Della Reese, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Shore and Judy Garland.
--Alan King (comedian) - topics include visiting England and his wife wanting to buy a house.
--Pinky and Perky (puppet act)
--Lloyd Price and his orchestra - "Personality."
--Duke Ellington performs "Happy Anatomy" (which Ellington composed for the movie "Anatomy of a Murder") and "Flirtibird."
--Frankie Avalon sings "A Boy without a Girl" & "That's Jazz."
--The Louis Armstrong Band (without Louis) - play an unidentified song.
--Tina Robin sings "Splish Splash" and "Hound Dog."
--Little, Dane and Mason (vocal comedy trio of Chuck Liotta, Vince Callaci, and Herb Magidson) sing "That's A Plenty" and "Fugue for Tinhorns."
--Jean Carroll (comedienne) - talks about her teenage daughter, teen dating, and modern times in her comedy monologue.
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Velvel & Irving) - do a beatnik routine with a puppet harassing Ed.
--Ingemar Johansson (boxer from Sweden) - new Heavyweight Boxing Champion demonstrates his knockout punch.
--The Modern Jazz Dancers (troupe from Italy).
--La Chunga (flamenco dancer with her dance troupe).
--Eric Brenn (plate spinner).
--Audience bows: Fred Astaire (movie star), Otto Preminger (director of the film "Anatomy of a Murder"), and Joseph N. Welch (actor, played Judge Weaver in "Anatomy of a Murder").
11th Anniversary Show
--Jack Benny cameo: After Ed claims to have found a one-dollar bill in the lobby, Benny comes on stage to claim it.
--On film: John Wayne & Constance Towers, co-stars of the film "Horse Soldiers," wish Ed a happy 11th Anniversary.
--Georgia Gibbs sings "Once Upon a Nickel."
--Fabian sings "Tiger" and "Mighty Cold."
--The Kirby Stone Four and Ed Sullivan perform "It's A Really Big Show Tonight."
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a Julius Ceaser sketch titled "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga."
--Shelly Berman (stand-up comedian) - topics: child psychology & flying.
--Will Jordan (comedian-impressionist) - does a Sullivan impersonation and sings "Bye Bye Love."
--The Shirleys (novelty balloon sculpting group) - act includes group throwing balloons into the audience.
--Audience bows (at beginning of show): Billy Casper (US Open Golf champion); Sylvia Fine (wife of Danny Kaye); and three heroes of French Resistance movement.
James Cagney segment (A salute to the actor on the 30th Anniversary in show business):
--A montage of Cagney's movie clips: "Public Enemy," "Angels With Dirty Faces," "Oklahoma Kid," "The Fighting 69th," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" & "Mr. Roberts"
--James Cagney talks about his career (in a live remote, possibly from California)
--Film clip: "Shake Hands with the Devil"
--Johnny Horton sings "The Battle of New Orleans."
--Al Martino sings "I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart."
--The Barry Sisters sing "Man Man" & "Come Prima."
--Maria Neglia (comedy violinist) - plays "Hot Canary."
--Dewey Pigmeat Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - the judge and Shorty argue mathematics.
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedy) - "Frontier Junkman" sketch with Ed playing "Dirty Eddy." They sing a few bars of "Bye Bye Love."
--Chiquita & Pedro (dog act with 2 dogs dancing in Mexican clothing).
--Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson (comedians) - do their impressions of "The Year In Television."
--Audience bows: Lt. Peter Dalkin & Eddie Regan (West Point Rhodes Scholars); Art Wahl .
--On stage bows: Johnny Horton (prior to singing "Battle of New Orleans") & Betsy Rawles.
--Edith Piaf (French chanteuse) sings "Milord."
--Bobby Darin - "Mack the Knife" & "Dream Lover."
--Trude Adams sings "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing."
--Jackie Kannon & Jerri Bergen (comedy team) - play piano, sing parodies.
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - in a parody of crime TV shows, they attempt to improve the image of a crime syndicate.
--Lord Buckley does voices while Ed Sullivan, Wayne & Shuster, and Trude Adams do a pantomime.
--Rex Ramer (comedian) - "Cocktails for For Two" (Spike Jones impression).
--Pompoff and Thedy Family (Vaudeville performers) do a comedy-magic act.
--Peter Fit (magician) - floating cane trick & trick with bottles.
--Ed appears with Rhesus Monkey from space program (at beginning of show).
--Audience bows: Judge John, and Carol Ralphs (the 1959 American Diary Princess).
--Fabian - "Turn Me Loose" & "Tiger."
--Carol Lawrence (actress, from Broadway's "West Side Story) - "10 Cents A Dance."
--Ed Wynn & Carol Lawrence - "Tea For Two."
--Billy Storm sings "I've Come Of Age."
--Kyle McDonnell sings "The Best Thing For You."
--Ed Wynn - talks with Ed.
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
--The Goofers (comedy instrumental group) - "Mutual Admiration Society" (Drummer wears goofy mask, musician swinging upside down).
--Owen McGivney, Jr. (impressionist and quick change artist) - plays 5 characters with costume change.
--Bobo Barnett (Clown & animal circus act) - Big clown gets out of tiny car.
--Baron Buika (Hungarian violinist) - plays 2 violins in a comedy segment.
--Conrad Buckner (tap dancer known as "Little Buck").
--Rhonda Fleming - short interview With Ed.
--Al Hibbler sings "He is Always There."
--Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera and The Witnesses - "When You're Smiling," "Just A Gigolo"/"I Ain't Got Nobody" (Prima), "Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee," "Fever" (Butera), Nitey-Nite (Keely Smith), and "That Old Black Magic."
--West Point Glee Club (95 man chorus) sing a Civil War medley ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Battle Cry Of Freedom," "The Old Camp Ground" and "Dixie").
--Shelly Berman (comedian)
--Jack Carter (comedian) - routine includes jokes about Philadelphia's blue laws which ban Sunday alcohol sales.
--Frank Libuse (piano-playing comedian) - slapstick routine.
--Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and George Matthews present "A Pound On Demand," a scene from their Broadway show "Triple Play."
--Dolores Gray, Andy Griffith, and Scott Brady (from the Broadway cast of "Destry Rides Again") perform "Are You Ready, Gyp Watson?" Dolores Gray sings "I Say Hello."
--Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera - medley: "When You're Smiling" (Louis Prima), "Oh Marie" (Prima, Smith & Butera), "Old Man River" (Butera), unknown song possibly "Oo Lee Oo" (Keely Smith), and "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Prima and Smith, doing vocal trade-offs).
--Charles Davis sings "Hawaiian Wedding Song."
--Arnold Stang (comedian) - routine: trip to the dentist with Ed as his straight man.
--Claudia Cravey (10-year-old ballet dancer) and Vincente Nebrado perform a Pas De Deux in a scene from an original ballet (possibly titled "The Princess").
Maurice Chevalier Tribute:
Gogi Grant sings "Loiue"
Phil Ford and Mimi Hines sing "Mimi"
Wayne and Shuster sing "Valentina"
Billy Daniels sings "Gigi"
Gogi Grant, Phil Ford, Mimi Hines and Wayne and Shuster sing "Thank Heaven for Maurice"
Maurice Chevalier appears at the beginning and end of this segment.
Also on this show:
--Professor Backwards (comedian) - tells jokes about his family, the South, policemen, etc.
--Gogi Grant sings a medley that includes "That Man of Mine"
--Billy Daniels sings "Summertime"
--Ginny Tui (5-year-old pianist) - plays "Sweet Georgia Brown" on piano.
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a comedy sketch titled "Bell, Bag and Canvas" about a prize fighter.
--Les Mathurins (European novelty act) - two sailors tumble over a table.
--Tommy Farr - fought Joe Lewis 20 years ago.
--Audience bow: Patti McCormick (young star of the movie "The Bad Seed").
--Rod Steiger and Noel Willman (actors) perform the Samurai sword fight scene from their Broadway play "Rashomon." Also, a clip from Rod Steiger's film "Al Capone" is shown.
--Johnny Mathis - "Lover," "Someone" and "From This Moment On."
--Jan Peerce - sings a Hebrew song about a Cantor (in celebration of the Passover season).
--Jan Clayton - "If I Loved You" (from 'Carousel').
--The Dukes Of Dixieland - "76 Trombones."
--Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian with violin) - comic monologue & song.
--Dody Goodman sings "Tranquilizers" as part of her comedy routine.
--Jackie Kannon - talks about India and does a spoof of magicians.
--Darvas & Julia (ballroom dancers) - perform an acrobatic dance.
--Della Reese (singer) - "Time Was."
--Tallulah Bankhead (actress) - does a comedy monologue in which she talks of being baffled by her own kitchen.
--Toni Arden (singer) - "Come Back to Sorrento."
--Jack Carter (comedian).
--Augie and Margo (dance team).
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act).
--Martha Ann Bentley (dancer).
--The Shellys (novelty balloon act).
Note: The above guests are mentioned in a 20 Apr 1959 newspaper review (Bill Buchanan's column, Boston Daily Record).
This column also mentions "A young lady from Paris" who sang "a medley of songs" (probably scheduled guest Maggy Sarragne).
Scheduled guests (not mentioned in newspaper review):
--Betty Comden and Adolph Green (musical-comedy team)
--Brook Benton - "It's Just A Matter Of Time."
--Johnnie Ray - "All Right, OK, You Win" and "Here & Now."
--Teresa Brewer - "Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady" and "Heavenly Lover."
--Patachou (Singer from France) - "Les Innocents."
--Ginny Tiu (5-year-old piano prodigy) plays "The Bridge over the River Kwai" theme on piano.
--Gertrude Berg, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and Michael Tolan - perform the ship deck scene from their Broadway comedy "A Majority of One."
--Smith & Dale (comedy team) - tax consultant routine.
--Shelly Berman (stand-up comedy) - tells jokes about Gertrude Stein & plays a man with hangover making a phone call (routine about what happened the night before).
--Phil Foster (stand-up comedian) - does a monologue about dogs.
--Don McNeil (of Chicago's WBBM-TV "Breakfast Club") - introduces Ginny Tiu.
--On-stage bows (at beginning of show): Bill “Moose” Skowron (of the NY Yankees) & Rod Steiger (actor).
--The Fleetwoods - "Come Softly to Me."
--The Billy Williams Quartet - "Goodnight Irene."
--Domenico Modugno (Italian singer-songwriter) - "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)."
--Wayne and Shuster (comedians) - "Mark of Zero" sketch.
--Myron Cohen (storyteller comedian)
--Jean Carroll (comedian) - domestic life humor.
--Helene and Howard (comic dancers)
--Flying DePauls (female acrobats)
--Dick Button (Olympic ice skating champion) - skates at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
--Life Magazine film on "Zero Gravity" - An Air Force film demonstrating weightlessness.
--Paul Levee (introduced as "the man who discovered Brigitte Bardot").
Guests (show filmed in Portugal):
--Maurice Chevalier - "This Is My Lucky Day" & "Quai de Bercy"
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Petticoats of Portugal"
--Jacquelyn McKeever (singer) - "April in Portugal"
--Richard Hearne (British comedian "Mr. Pastry")
--La Chunga (Flamenco dancer from Spain)
--John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (British ballet dancers)
CBS repeated this show on July 23, 1961.
--Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian) - tells a few Irish tales.
--George M. Cohan, Jr. (song-and-dance man) sings "Mary."
--Edward Mulhare (Irish actor) sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" & "Let A Woman In Your Life."
--Edward Mulhare and Pamela Charles (actors, from Broadway's "My Fair Lady") are interviewed by Ed.
--Pat Rooney Sr. (vaudevillian) - performs an Irish clog dance.
--Paul O'Keefe (seven-year-old actor, from Broadway's "The Music Man") sings "Dear Old Donegal."
--The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club - perform a medley of Irish songs.
--Liam Devally - "The Gentle Maiden" (traditional Irish folk ballad).
Segments filmed in Ireland:
--Robert Briscoe (former Lord Mayor of Dublin) takes viewers on a tour of Dublin.
--Ed talks with Irish Prime Minister Eamon De Valera.
--Joe Lynch - "Cockles and Mussels."
--Maureen Potter (Irish comedian) - stand-up comic baby routine.
--Deirdre O'Callaghan, Therese Hayes and Peggy Mullaney (harp trio) - "Castle of Dromore"
--Ed kisses the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
--The Harmonichords (trio of young harmonica players) - "Danny Boy."
--The Lily Comerford Irish Steppers - do traditional Irish jigs.
--Cor Cois Laoi Cork Choir (75 singers, a.k.a. The Corkish Glee Club) - "Bells of Shandon."
--Plus, scenes from the new James Cagney movie "Shake Hands with the Devil," which was filmed in Ireland.
--Chris Barber & His Jazz Band - "Petit Fleur" (performed while Ed announces guests) and "Diga Diga Doo."
--Jane Russell and her brother Kevin - sing a Gospel medley: "(Give Me That) Old-Time Religion" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."
--David Seville and the Chipmunks (with the Chipmunks played by puppets) - "Alvin's Harmonica."
--Joe E. Howard (vaudevillian) and his son Joe E. Howard Jr. - sing a medley of Joe E. Howard Sr.'s songs: "Hello! Ma Baby," "There's Nothing Like A Good Old Song," "Honeymoon" and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now."
--Jan Murray (comedian)
--Shecky Greene (comedian)
--Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - sketch set in a tailor shop.
--Fred MacMurray (movie actor) - appears on stage with the dog from "The Shaggy Dog," followed by a clip from the movie.
--The Schaller Brothers (comedy trampoline act)
--The Martin Brothers (acrobats) - act with flaming clubs.
--Audience bows include Claire Ruth (widow of Babe Ruth), Edith Head (Hollywood costume designer), and Van Heflin (actor), the general manager of "Bo-Wee," and an American Legion member from Oklahoma.
--On film: Highlights from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards. Samuel Goldwyn and Ed Sullivan present award an to Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (filmmaker from India). 20th-Fox producer Buddy Adler presents the Cecil B. DeMille award to Maurice Chevalier. David Niven receives an award for his film performance in "Separate Tables."
--The Platters - "The Sound & The Fury" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."
--Carol Lawrence - "Fever" song and dance.
--Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra - (possibly) "A Good Man is Hard to Find."
--Pat Suzuki (musical-comedy star) sings "Rockabye My Baby."
--Alfredo Sadel (Venezuelan singer) - "Matinata."
--Dody Goodman - "Battle of the Sexes" routine, etc.
--Shelley Berman (comedian) - phone call routine.
--Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (comedy team) - comedy act.
--The Bizarro Brothers (3-man musical-comedy troupe)
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
--Audience bow: Richard "Pancho" Gonzales (tennis professional)
--Dennis Weaver (actor, played Chester on "Gunsmoke") - sings a song and talks about his "Gunsmoke" co-stars.
--Roger Williams (pianist) - performs a medley (during which he "bounces" back and forth between two pianos).
--Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera star) sings "Sempre Libre."
--Arnold Stang (comic actor)
--Teddy Randazzo (singer)
--Pat Henning (comedian)
--Little Buck (tap-dancer)
--Jackie Cannon (comedian)
--The Florence and Frederic Ballet (a.k.a. Florence and Frederick and Company) (14-member dance troupe led by Florence Waren and Frederic Apcar).
--The Happy Jesters (vocal-comedy group)
--Ugo Frediani (novelty act from Europe)
--Audience bow: Alex Olmedo (Peruvian tennis player & winner of the Davis Cup)
--Luise Rainer (actress) - gives a dramatic reading about a blind girl's impressions of the world around her.
--Jane Morgan (singer) - "To Each His Own" and 1 other song.
--Flaviano Labo (Metropolitan opera tenor) sings an aria.
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a sketch about "cultured" hockey players.
--The Three Wilds (precision tap dance team).
--Hubert Castle (wire-walker).
--Latona, Graham and Chadel (novelty tumbling act from Europe).
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Itzhak Perlman (18-year-old violinist from Israel).
--Jack Carter (comedian).
--Johnny Cash - "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
--Miyoshi Umeki (star of Broadway's "Flower Drum Song") - "Hundred Million Miracles" and "In My Own Little Corner"
--Frankie Laine - "You Can Depend On Me," "Then I Should Fall In Love," "Last Night," "That Old Feeling" and "The Rose"
--Frankie Laine - "The Gettysburg Address" (Civil War pictures shown)
--Jan Murray - sings "Love Is A Treasure Hunt," then banters with Frankie Laine & sings "Jamaica" (Lena Horne song).
--Richard Boone and Nancy Kelly (actors) - perform scenes from the Broadway play "The Rivalry"
--The Jamaica Dancers (Broadway dancers) - perform "Jamaica"
--Trude Adams - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" & "Josuha"
--Wally Griffin (comedy routine)
--Eartha Kitt (actress-singer, star of the movie "Anna Lucasta") - "Shalom Aleichem."
--Georgia Gibbs (singer) - "The Birth of the Blues."
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) solve the "Hoola-Hoop Murder Case."
--Arnold Stang (comedian)
--Bob Lewis (comedian)
--Noelle Adam - dances to "Let Yourself Go" and "Easy to Love."
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)
--Celeste Holm (actress) - scene from the Broadway comedy "Third Best Sport" (comical scene with salesman & customer).
--Edith Piaf (French singer) - "Carousel" and "Gypsy and the Lady."
--Pat Suzuki (musical-comedy star) - "I Enjoy Being A Girl" (from "Flower Drum Song")
--Antonietta Stella (operatic soprano) - "Un Beldi" (from "Madame Butterfly")
--Betty Comden & Adolph Green - medley of show tunes: "Just In Time" and "The Party's Over" (from 'Bells Are Ringing'), "It's Love" (from
'Wonderful Town'), "New York" and "The Inspiration."
--Betty Comden & Adolph Green - "Captain Hook Waltz" (from 'Peter Pan') and "The French Lesson" (from 'Good News').
--Alan Drake (stand-up comedian) - monologue about marriage, kids, friendship, relatives, corruption, childhood, and sings "Sunny Side Of The Street."
--Murray Hill & Chatter (monkey act with trainer)
--Audience bows: Marie Torres; Nancy Rideout (with film clip of Rideout water skiing).
--On film: Fidel Castro - 25 second clip at beginning of show. Later in show, a 6-minute film is shown: Ed introduces Castro, calls Castro and his soldiers "Revolutionary Youngsters." Film includes appearance by Che Guevara. Ed wishes Castro luck in his revolution.
Guests (appearing live):
--Jason Robards & George Grizzard - perform scene from the Broadway play "The Disenchanted."
--Alan King (comedian, talks about house party directions)
--Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland) - "The Faughan Side"
--Professor Backwards (comedian, talks about Texas, psychiatrists.)
--Victor Julian (animal act) - man with two poodles. After the commercial break the dogs appear in clothing for a "Poodle Fashion Show"
--Helen Halpin - does impressions of Della Reese, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland.
--Francis Brunn (juggler) (listed on transcript as Francis Burn)
--The Gutis (acrobatic-comedy act) - 4-man act (2 of them are wearing ape costumes)
--Tina Louise (cameo, appears with Ed at end of show)
--Imogene Coca plays an opera singer in a comedy routine
--Ivry Gitlis (Israeli violinist)
--Trude Adams (singer) - "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" & 1 other song.
--Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian)
--Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (night club entertainers)
--Ray MacDonald (tap dancer) - dances to "Blue Skies"
--Athlete Rafer Johnson (athlete) receives the 1958 "Sportsman of the Year" award from Sid James (managing editor of Sports Illustrated).
--Dickie Henderson (comedian from England)
--Pinky and Perky (British puppet act) - puppets sing "Fever" and "Chantilly Lace"
Guests (first half of show):
--Maurice Gosfield (Private Doberman) and Joe E. Ross (Sgt. Ridzik) from "The Phil Silvers Show" (a.k.a. "You'll Never Get Rich"/"Sergeant Bilko").
--Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward (actors) - in New York for the opening of their movie "Rally Round the Flag Boys!" (Joan Collins and director Leo McCarey were scheduled to also appear.)
--Jane Morgan (singer) - "Fascination" & "The Day The Rain Comes Down."
--Ed talks with Alan Ameche (football player of the Baltimore Colts).
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
--The Great Norberti (comic acrobat novelty act)
--Marvin Roy (magician known as "Mr. Electric") - act includes illusions with light bulbs.
Scheduled guests (second half of show):
--Della Reese (singer) - "Sermonette."
--Sam Levenson (humorist)
--Dario Cassini (singer) - "Ebb Tide."
--Harry Mimmo (comic pantomimist)
--Tom Garey (novelty act)
--Jane Morgan was scheduled to also sing "If I Could Live My Life Again" on this show.
1958 Christmas Show.
--Rise Stevens (operatic mezzo-soprano) - medley of Christmas carols ("Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," and "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful").
--David Seville & The Chipmunks - "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)."
--Luis Mariano (Spanish-born singer) - "Maman La Plus Belle Du Monde."
--Betty Johnson sings a Christmas medley ("White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town").
--Jose Ferrer and Lois Smith (actors) - perform the Romeo and Juliet rehearsal scene from "Edwin Booth," a play based on the life of the 19th century actor (and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth).
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - "CinderElvis," a comedy sketch with Thelma Pelish, Mort Marshall, Jack Merigold, and Sid Raymond.
--Dick Button (champion ice skater) - performs at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
--Bob Considine (newspaper columnist) reads "If I Were A King" from his book "Christmas Stocking."
--On-stage bows: Charlie Conerly (New York Giants quarterback), Johnny Unitas (Baltimore Colts quarterback), and Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns fullback). Jim Brown is presented with an award for 'Outstanding Player Of The Year.'
--On film: A scene from the MGM film "Tom Thumb" starring Russ Tamblyn. Following the clip, the film's director, George Pal, shrinks Ed down to 5 1/2 inches.
--Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II promote their Broadway musical "Flower Drum Song."
--The cast of "Flower Drum Song" perform scenes from the play: Miyoshi Umeki (introduces scenes and sings "100 Million Miracles"), Pat Suzuki ("I Enjoy Being a Girl"), Ed Kenny & Juanita Hall duet ("You Are Beautiful"), Arabella Hong ("Love Look Away"), and a "Sunday" street dance featuring the rest of the play's cast.
--Myron Cohen (comedian)
--Abbe Lane, accompanied by Xavier Cugat and his orchestra, sings "Torrerro" (surrounded by flamenco dancers).
--Mario Del Monaco (Metropolitan Opera tenor) - "Tu, Ca Nun Chiagner."
--Archie Moore (professional boxer, World Light Heavyweight Champion) - scheduled to sing "an original Christmas song."
--John Gilpin (Anton Dolin Ballet Company dancer) performs a cha-cha ballet titled "Sway."
--Holger and Dolores (dance team from Europe)
--Richiardi (South American illusionist)
Show filmed in Alaska (when Ed was in Alaska a few weeks earlier):
--Dody Goodman (comedian)
--Jill Corey (singer) - "Sitting on Top of the World"
--Dick "Lord" Buckley (nightclub comedian) - "Shooting Dan McGrew"
--Little Buck (dancer)
--George Bruno (aerialist)
--Piet Von Brechts (comedy contortionist)
--Jinx the monkey
Alaskan features / performers:
--A "blanket-toss" by Eskimos of the town of Kotzebue
--The Anchorage Community Chorus - sings "Alaska's Flag"
--A salute to the U.S. Alaska command
--Arlene Francis and Leon Belasco perform a scene from their Broadway comedy "Once More, With Feeling."
--Teresa Brewer sings "Naughty, Naughty Nineties" and "The One Rose (Left In My Heart)."
--Jeannie Carson (actress-singer)
--Hal March (actor & former quiz show host) - presents a comedy sketch.
--Monique Van Vooren (singer) - "Thank Heaven for Little Boys."
--Jean Carroll (comedian)
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Vel Vel)
--The Keigo Imperial Japanese Dancers
--Eddie Seifert and Company (balancing act)
--The All-American Football Team, selected by the American Football Coaches Association, is introduced. At this point, the All-American Football Team was sponsored by General Mills. (The team was previously sponsored by Collier's Magazine, which ceased publication in January 1957.)
--Beryozka Dance Company (Russian folk dancers in peasant costumes)
--The Four Coins (vocal group) - "World Outside"
--Pat Stanley & Russell Nype - "All for Love for a Lady Like Me" (song from Leroy Anderson's Broadway musical "Goldilocks") Staged by Agnes De Mille.
--Teddy Randazzo (teen idol playing the accordion) - "Lumana"
--Marco (sword-balancing act) - from a ladder balances tray of glasses on a sword
--Herb Shriner (stand-up comedian)
--Kathryn Grayson (Hollywood actress) - sings "Sempre Libre"
--Beryozka Dance Company
--Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian) - jokes about airline safety
--Audience bow: Leonard Bernstein --The Impero Brothers (acrobatic trio, brothers)
--William Shatner and France Nuyen perform scenes from their Broadway musical "The World of Suzie Wong." This 10-minute sequence includes a performance of the song "How Can You Forget?"
--Lou Costello (comedian, formerly of Abbott and Costello) - does a comedy sketch in which he enters a radio program contest.
--Dody Goodman and Arnold Stang join Ed in a comedy sketch about TV ratings.
--Roberta Peters (soprano) - sings "Swedish Nightingale."
--Wayne and Shuster (comedians) - do a sketch titled "A Hatful of Wayne," a parody of "The Man with the Golden Arm" about television addiction. --Cameo: Ed introduces soldiers who performed a heroic rescue in the Arctic.
--Baby Opal (trained elephant act).
"The Friar's Club" roasts Ed Sullivan
--Joe E. Lewis - roasts Ed
--Jack Carter (host / master of ceremonies, appears throughout the show)
--Walter Cronkite (newsman) - tries to give Ed's history but is interrupted by Morey Amsterdam and Jack Carter.
--F. M. Flynn (Ed's publisher at N.Y. Daily News)
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team, make jokes about their exclusive contract with Sullivan)
--cameo: Sylvia Sullivan (Ed's wife, waves)
--Joey Bishop (comedian) - gives a short speech
--Rocky Graziano (prizefighter, is heckled by comedians)
--Abbe Lane (wife of Xavier Cugat) - presents Ed with a painting of Steve Allen
--Jacob Javits (New York Republican Senator) - politician making a serious speech
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian, roasting Ed)
--Phil Silvers - gives speech & presents Ed with a Golden Friar Award.
--Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert sing "Tonight" (in the balcony scene from Broadway's "West Side Story").
--The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing "Hallelujah Chorus" (from Handel's "Messiah").
--Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian) tells anecdotes about his career as a teacher.
--Audience bows: Gorley Kempt and Caleb Rushton (miners who spent six days trapped in a Nova Scotia coal mine) and Dr. Arnold Burden (doctor who took care of the miners).
Guests from Israel (winners in an Israeli talent contest):
--Itzhak Perlman (violinist, then a 13-year-old child prodigy) plays "Polonaise Brilliante."
--Yona Cohen (Yemenite coloratura soprano) sings, while Miraim Paskalsky dances.
--Albert Almozlino (shadow puppet artist)
--Suzana Reuben sings Hebrew versions of Broadway tunes "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Getting To Know You" and "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun."
--Karmon Israeli Dance Group - male dancers perform "The Reconnaissance."
--Batya Ostrovsky (Israeli singer)
--Beracha Eden and Alexander Wolkowisky (piano duo) - classical piano duet.
--Ran and Nama (folk singers Ran Eliran & Nehama Hendel) - sing one song.
--Karmon Israeli Dance Group - males & females perform a folk dance.
--Niko Feldman (Israeli singer) sings "Mama" in Italian.
--Audience bow: Nathaniel Rothenberg (vice-president of the "Ed Sullivan ZOA Cavalcade" tour of Israeli Stars).
--On-stage cameo: Azaria Rapaport (Israeli army hero and actor).
--Ed narrates a film of his recent visit to Israel. Footage includes Jerusalem, a camel market, female Israeli solders, youngsters on a kibbutz (collective farm), sheep herder, port of Tel Aviv, city scenes of Tel Aviv including the opening of a supermarket, a beachside resort hotel, Edward Lawson (U.S. Ambassador to Israel), and David Ben-Gurion (Israel's first Prime Minister).
--Esther Williams (guest host, while Ed was in Alaska filming an upcoming show).
--Johnny Mathis - "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Call Me" and "Sweet Lorraine."
--Janet Blair - "Last Night When We Were Young."
--Lisa Kirk - "Anything Goes," "Far Away Places" and "Riviera."
--Imogene Coca (comedian) - performs a scene from "The Girls In 509" (where spinsters hold a man captive).
--Shecky Greene (comedian) - routine includes jokes about Chinese restaurants and night clubs. Then, assisted by Ray Block, plays "Taps."
--Terry Hall and "Lenny the Lion" (British ventriloquist act).
--Bob Hammond's Birds - trained, acrobatic bird act.
--The Martin Brothers (South American juggling act) - Esther Williams assists the jugglers.
--Audience bow: Jacques Tati (French comedian-film maker)
--In a scene filmed the previous day, Esther Williams and a team of ladies perform a swimming production number reminiscent of Williams' MGM movies. (Depending upon the source, this swimming segment was either filmed at Queens College or the New York University pool.)
--Tony Martin sings "Gigi" & "Fire Down Below."
--Benny Fields, Blossom Seeley and Tony Martin - "My Blushin' Rosie."
--Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his band - "Ain't Misbehavin'" & "Rockin' The Mambo."
--Xavier Cugat and his band - "Dengoza."
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "Tico Tico" and "Near to You."
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian) does stand-up routine & sings "When You're Smiling."
--Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson (comedy team) - do a story-time sketch.
--Marvin Roy (magician known as "Mr. Electric") - pulls a string of light bulbs out of his mouth.
--Leonard & Leonard (tap dancing duo)
--Dolores Vargas and Jose Castellon Batista (Spanish dance team, with guitar accompaniment).
--On stage bows: 1958 College Football Hall of Fame inductees Harry Stuhldreher, Harry Kipke, and Marshall (Biggie) Goldberg.
--Audience bows: Miss By-Line (selected by the Newspaper Reporters Association of NYC).
--Audience bows: Mercury dealers (followed by Ed promoting the 1958 Mercury).
--On film: A scene from the Trevor Howard movie "Roots Of Heaven" (elephant scene).
--Carol Channing (musical comedy star) sings "Yahoo" and impersonates Marlene Dietrich.
--Genevieve (French singer) - "I Love Paris" and "Live and Let Live."
--Line Renaud (French singer) - "Al Des Dove" (possibly a misspelling of "Ah! Dis Donc, Dis Donc").
--Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley (veteran entertainers)
--Shelly Berman (comedian)
--Arnold Stang (comedian)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Nora Kaye and Erik Bruhn (dancers) - dance to "The Last Time I Saw Paris."
--The Talbot Brothers (vocal-instrumental trio from Bermuda) - perform a medley of Calypso songs.
--George and Lydia (novelty ladder act from London, England)
--Frankie Laine sings a medley of his hits: "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)," "Cry Of The Wild Goose," "That's My Desire," "Mule Train," "I Believe" and "Jezebel."
--Patachou (French singer) - "A Wonderful Guy."
--Tina Robin sings "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands."
--Danny Thomas (comedian)
--Members of the Milwaukee Braves: left-handed pitcher Warren Spahn, right-handed starting pitcher Lew Burdette, third baseman Eddie Matthews, catcher Del Crandall, second baseman Red Schoendienst, center fielder Bill Bruton and right fielder Henry Aaron.
--Joe Garagiola (sportscaster and former St. Louis Cardinals catcher).
--Audience bows: Blanche Sindall McGraw (widow of New York Giants manager John McGraw), and Bob Feller (Cleveland Indians pitcher).
--Little Buck (tap dancer)
--Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander (dance team)
--George Prentice's Puppets
--Audience bows: Helen Hayes (stage actress); Robert W. Dowling (producer & Theatre Owner), Robert Dowling (producer and theatre owner).
--Sacha Distel (fiancé of Brigitte Bardot) sings "Speak to Me of Love (Parlez-Moi D'Amour)."
--Julie Wilson sings "It's Great To Be Alive" and "I Could Write A Book."
--Shecky Greene (Las Vegas comedian) - routine about an ex-boxer who becomes a nightclub entertainer, sings "Autumn Leaves."
--Wayne and Shuster (Canadian comedy team) - do a baseball parody sketch: The New York Yankees vs. The Liverpool Whitespats.
--An Angelic theme production number featuring dancer Bobby Van and harpist Robert Maxwell.
--Los Chavales with Trini Reyes (Flamenco-Spanish dancing).
--Roberto Iglesias and his Ballet Español troupe perform a bullfighting-themed dance.
--Harvest Moon Dancers - contest winners from different categories appear.
--Cameos: New York Yankees Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra appear on stage with Ed.
--Audience bows: actor Gregory Peck and his wife; baseball player Jim O'Toole (of the Cincinnati Redlegs); film director John Huston; Japanese film actor Eiko Ando; and casino owner Wilbur Clark ("Mr. Las Vegas").
--On film: President Dwight D. Eisenhower appeals to Americans to contribute to the United Fund. Carrol M. Shanks, national chairman for The United Community Campaigns Of America, also appears.
Stars of CBS's 1958-59 Season.
--Dorothy Collins and Johnny Desmond (from "Your Hit Parade") sing "Everybody Loves A Lover."
--On tape: Arthur Godfrey sings "The Waiting Game."
--Gale Storm sings "Heat Wave."
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team, representing the "Ed Sullivan Show") sing "That Is Television" in a bit demonstrating everything that can go wrong on a television show.
--A "Danny Thomas Show" sketch: Danny Williams' wife Kathy (Marjorie Lord) forgets to tell him about a dinner invitation by a couple planning to donate $10,000 to St. Jude's Hospital. Rusty Hamer and Angela Cartwright also appear.
--Garry Moore introduces non-celebrities in the audience in a bit promoting the new season of "The Garry Moore Show."
--Sgt. Bilko (Phil Silvers) and the "Phil Silvers Show" cast present Ed with a TV award ... and a bill for $35.
--Red Skelton does a pantomime bit about an old man and a little boy in a drug store.
--Robert Young and Billy Gray perform a "Father Knows Best" scene with Bud wanting to leave town after being jilted by a girl.
--Edward R. Murrow ("Person to Person") talks about his new series "Small World."
--Spring Byington ("December Bride") gives advice to mother-in-laws.
--Audience bow: Ronald Reagan ("GE Theater")
A scene from 'The Honeymooners' episode "The Golfer" (from 15-Oct-1955) with Ralph practicing his golf swing inside the apartment.
--Tommy Edwards sings "It's All In the Game."
--Domenico Modugno (Italian vocalist) sings "Volare" (a.k.a. "Nel blu dipinto di blu)," "The Coffee Song" and "Drunken Donkey."
--Jaye P. Morgan and the Morgan Brothers - "Star Dust."
--Jacquelyn McKeever (from the Broadway musical-comedy "Oh Captain!") sings "I Feel Pretty" (song from "West Side Story").
--The Broadway company of "West Side Story," with Hank Brunjes (as Riff), perform "Cool" (sequence choreographed by Jerome Robbins).
--Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman - appear together in a "Candid Camera" parody. (Following the routine, Mickey Rooney talks to Ed about his latest films "Andy Hardy Comes Home" and "The Last Mile.")
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian) - does a monologue about his drinking, TV quiz show, TV Westerns, and sings his own version of "Volare."
--Pinky and Perky (a puppet act from Prague) - three mice do a speed up version of "Volare," frog puppet with sax mimes to "Tequila," and two pig puppets sing a Spanish song.
--The Marilicks (correct spelling?) - plate juggling & spinning act
--Audience bows: Jerome Robbins (choreographer); Stewart Granger and I.S. Johar (actors, from the movie "Harry Black and the Tigers"); Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (WWII hero, leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron").
--On stage intro: Major Johnson (commander of Grenadier Band, The Scotguard Pipers)