The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 12

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • September 11, 1960: Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Noelle Adam, Professor Backwards

    --Nina Simone (singer-pianist) - "Love Me or Leave Me" and "I Loves You, Porgy."
    --Eartha Kitt - sings "Little White Lies" and an "Independent"/"Yellow Bird" medley.
    --Daniele Barioni (tenor) - "Sorrento."

    --Mark Antone and Jackie Curtis (comedy team) - do a drunken pilot routine.
    --Professor Backwards (comedian Jimmy Edmondson)
    --Corbett Monica (comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Rodriguez (juggler)
    --Noelle Adam (dancer from France, Mrs. Sydney Chaplin) - "Where or When."
    --Calamac (illusionist, with his company)

  • September 4, 1960: Oscar Hammerstein II tribute (broadcast from Madison Square Garden)

    Broadcast from Madison Square Garden - A tribute to Oscar Hammerstein II, who died on August 23, 1960.

    Singers (all performing Oscar Hammerstein compositions):
    --Della Reese sings a "Show Boat" medley ("Bill," "Make Believe" and "Can't Help Lovin' That Man").
    --Leon Bibb (baritone) - "You'll Never Walk Alone."
    --Georgia Gibbs sings "I Enjoy Being a Girl" and "Why Was I Born?"
    --Jill Corey sings "Happy Talk."
    --Teddy Randazzo - "Lover, Come Back to Me."
    --Teddy Randazzo and Jill Corey - "We Kiss in the Shadows" duet.

    Ice Capades performers (skating to music by Oscar Hammerstein):
    --"The Old Smoothies" skate to "When I Grow Too Old to Dream."
    --Bobby Specht and Sandy Culbertson perform to "Oklahoma."
    --Ronnie Robertson and Cathy Machado (individually) skate to songs from "The King and I."
    --Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul skate to "A Wonderful Guy" along with other "South Pacific" tunes.
    --Lynn Patsy Finnegan
    --Romaine and Steele

  • August 21, 1960
    August 21, 1960
    Episode 47

    Pre-recorded episode.
    --Lionel Hampton and his band perform "How High is the Moon?" "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "Hava Nagila."
    --The Four Preps (vocal group) perform "Why Don't You Draft The Four Lads?"
    --Tina Robin (singer) - imitates singers Kay Starr ("Wheel of Fortune"), Teresa Brewer ("Music! Music! Music!), and Roberta Sherwood ("Up A Lazy River").
    --Manolo Mera (singer-guitarist).
    Also appearing:
    --Sam Levene (actor) - does a dramatic reading of Sholom Aleichem's "The Yom Kippur Scandal" (translated from Yiddish by Arnold Perl).
    --Dewey Markham (comedian).
    --Lou Willis Jr. (tap dancer).
    --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist).
    --The Salici Puppets (from Italy).
    --Joe Phillips and his horse Smokey (a.k.a. Smokey, The Wonder Horse).

  • August 14, 1960: Roberta Peters, Carol Haney & Buzz Miller, Kirby Stone Four, Noonan and Marshall

    Pre-recorded episode (taped five months earlier).
    --Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - "Nightingale."
    --Lu Ann Simms sings "Lonesome Road."
    --Andrer Zannis (tenor) - prologue from "Pagliacci"
    --Maynard Ferguson (trumpeter with his jazz band) - "Humbug" (and possibly "Hey There").
    --Carol Haney and Buzz Miller - "For Me and My Gal" dance routine.
    --Kirby Stone Four (vocal-instrumental group) - imitate other musicians.
    --Richard Hearne (British comedian "Mr. Pastry") - demonstrates the "Passing Out" ceremony.
    --Noonan and Marshall (comedy team of Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall)
    --The Pompoff Thedy Family (comedy act)

  • August 7, 1960: Sophia Loren & Clark Gable (on film), Earl Grant, Jack Carter, Ken Murray and Marie Wilson

    Pre-recorded show
    --Earl Grant (singer-organist) - "Witchcraft" & "Caravan."
    --Trude Adams sings "Anything Goes" & "Why Was I Born?"
    --Leo Diamond (harmonica player) - "Dream" & "Granada."
    --Ken Murray and Marie Wilson (comedians) - parody Louis Prima and Keely Smith singing "I'm Confessin'."
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Charles Manna (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Holger and Dolores (adagio dance team)
    --The Morlidors (European novelty act)
    --On film: In Italy, Ed visits with Sophia Loren and Clark Gable on the set of their movie "It Happened in Naples."

  • July 31, 1960: Harry James, Henny Youngman, Wayne & Shuster, Gordon & Sheila MacRae, Jane Morgan

    Pre-taped episode.
    --Harry James and his Orchestra perform "Two O'Clock Jump" and "Just Lucky."
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (music & comedy team) sing a medley of "I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy," "And This Is My Beloved," "Love and Marriage" and "When The Children Are Asleep."
    --Jane Morgan sings a "Sound of Music" medley (including "Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things" and "Climb Every Mountain").
    --Nico Feldman (lyric tenor) sings "Granada."
    --Henny Youngman (comedian)
    --John Wayne and Frank Shuster (comedy team) - Shuster interviews eccentric Hollywood producer Wayne.
    --The Bizzarro Brothers (bell-ringing novelty act)
    Also appearing:
    --Delage (illusionist)
    --The Goldinis (balancers)

  • July 24, 1960: Lloyd Price, Rowan & Martin, Blossom Seeley, Jan Murray, Bob Lewis

    --Lloyd Price and his band perform "I Only Have Eyes for You."
    --Lee Sullivan (tenor) - sings "Come To Me, Bend To Me" and "Almost Like Being In Love" (songs from the Broadway musical "Brigadon").
    --Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian) - "Is It True What They Say about Dixie?" and "Birth of the Blues."
    --Billy Daniels (singer) - "Day in, Day Out" and "Bye, Bye Blackbird."
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team).
    --Jan Murray (comedian).
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne).
    --Bob Lewis (comedian).
    Also appearing:
    --Doreen Kilmer (tap dancer).
    --Rudy Horn (juggler).
    --The Gimma Brothers (acrobatic trio) - tumbling and balancing act.

  • July 17, 1960: Dick Van Dyke, Chris Connor, Edgar Bergen, Alan King, Abbe Lane and Xavier Cugat

    Pre-recorded show
    --Chris Connor sings "Come Rain or Come Shine."
    --The Xavier Cugat Orchestra - "Mack the Knife" & "Tequila."
    --Abbe Lane (singer with the Xavier Cugat orchestra) - "My Man" & "Taking a Chance on Love."
    --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Lady of Spain" & "Dick's Blues."
    --Val Valenti (singer) - "Core Ingrato."
    --Teddy Randazzo (singer) - "Mama" and "Lonesome Road."
    --Dick Van Dyke (comedian) - does a routine about a husband who tries to hide his drunken condition from his wife.
    --Alan King (comedian) - routine about life in the suburbs.
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with dummy Effie).
    Also appearing:
    --Peg Leg Bates (dancer)

  • July 10, 1960: Red Buttons, Georgia Gibbs, Rowan & Martin, Rod Lauren, Senor Wences, Julie Wilson

    Pre-recorded show.
    --Georgia Gibbs (singer) - "It's All Right With Me," "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" and "Sholom Aleichem."
    --Julie Wilson (singer) - "Somebody's Keepin' Score" and a blues medley ("St. Louis Blues," "Birth of the Blues" and "Blues in the Night").
    --Rod Lauren (singer) - "Younger Than Springtime."
    --Red Buttons (comedian) - in a comedy routine, Red wonders why songwriters write songs about girls but not about boys.
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team)
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
    --Elliott Reid (comedian) - portrays a society columnist for a posh magazine.
    Also appearing:
    --Brascia and Tybee (ballroom dance team)

  • July 3, 1960: Rosemary Clooney, Phil Foster, Dave Barry, Phil Foster, The Wanderers, Happy Jesters

    --Rosemary Clooney sings "For You," "Bali Ha'i" and "You Do Something To Me."
    --The Wanderers (doo wop vocal group) - "Gonna Live Til I Die," "Mam'selle" & "Birth Of The Blues."
    --Dave Barry (stand-up comedian) - makes jokes about women out on the town, dieting, and a drunk driving routine (with Ed as cop).
    --Phil Foster (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about his wife.
    --The Happy Jesters (comic vocal group) - "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Heart Of My Heart."
    Also appearing:
    --Channing Pollock (magician/illusionist)
    --The Botands (three-man balancing act)
    --The Borjevas - plate spinning act, spins about 30 plates.
    --Gogi Pasha (Indian illusionist with 3 assistants) - makes woman disappear.
    --The Laribles (trapeze act).
    --Los Churumbeles de España (singing & dancing ensemble) - 8 men sing "Ole" and are joined by a Spanish dancer.

  • June 26, 1960: Rise Stevens, Ames Brothers, Gene Krupa, Conrad Buckner, Noel Harrison, Jackie Kannon

    Pre-recorded show.
    --Rise Stevens (mezzo-soprano) - sings "Climb Every Mountain" and "So in Love."
    --The Ames Brothers (vocal quartet) sing "Amor," "Brazil" and a "South Pacific" medley ("Nothing Like A Dame," "Bali Hai," "I'm Gonna Wash That 'Gal' Right Outa My Hair" "Honey Bun" and "Younger Than Springtime").
    --Noel Harrison (sings & plays guitar) - "Padam, Padam."
    --Conrad "Little Buck" Buckner (tap dancer) joins Gene Krupa (drummer, with his orchestra) for a "Thou Swell" challenge routine.
    --Kenneth McKellar (Scottish balladeer) - "Mary Of Argyle" and "Scotland the Brave."
    --Jackie Kannon (impressionist-comedian)
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist, with his puppet Velvel)
    Also appearing:
    --Augie and Margo (dancers) - perform to Latin rhythms.

  • June 19, 1960: Ann Miller, Della Reese, Don Adams, Benny Goodman All-Star Band, Guy Marx, salute to Hawaii

    --Ann Miller - "I've Gotta Hear That Beat" song and (tap) dance routine.
    --Della Reese sings "Everyday."
    --Jane Morgan sings "You Make Me Feel So Young."
    --Benny Goodman and his All Star Basin Street Band perform a medley of hits: "Don't Be That Way," "Poor Butterfly," "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" (with singer Maria Marshall), "World If Wonderful" (correct title?) & "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise."
    --Don Adams (comedian) - court room skit in which Adams plays a defense attorney.
    --Guy Marx (comedian) - takes a mythical trip to the Metropolitan Opera.
    Salute to Hawaii segment:
    --Charles K.L. Davis sings "My Magic Island."
    --Haleloke (female singer, formerly with Arthur Godfrey) sings "Blue Hawaii" and does a Hula dance demonstration.

  • June 12, 1960: 12th Anniversary Show

    12th Anniversary Show.
    --Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses - "Up A Lazy River," "I'm Confessin" and "I Got You Under My Skin."
    --Keely Smith sings "Close."
    --Connie Francis sings "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "The House I Live In."
    --Jay North (from TV's "Dennis The Menace") sings "Little Boy's Blues."
    Broadway (cast from "Bye Bye Birdie"):
    --Dick Van Dyke intros the upcoming scene.
    --Trio of girls sing "We Love You Conrad."
    --Kitchen scene with Paul Lynde (as Harry MacAfee), Dick Gautier (as Conrad Birdie) and other cast members.
    --Mr. MacAfee (Paul Lynde) & family sing "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" (joined by neighbors).
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - "What's My Racket" comedy skit.
    --Victor Borge (comedy monologue).
    Also appearing:
    --On-stage bow: Ingemar Johanssen (Swedish boxer).

  • June 5, 1960 Jack Lemmon, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Bert Lahr, Anita Bryant
    --Louis Prima - "When You're Smiling" (with Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses)
    --Trombone player from the Witnesses - sings "Waiting For the Robert E. Lee"
    --Louis Prima - "All Night Long" (with Keely Smith, Sam Butera and the Witnesses)
    --Keely Smith - "Could've Been Censored" & "I Wanna Love You All Night Long"
    --Sam Butera & the Witnesses - "When My Baby Smiles At Me"
    --Prima and Smith - "Embraceable You," "I Got It Bad" & "I'm In The Mood For Love"
    --Anita Bryant - "Paper Roses"
    --Bill Williams and his combo (R&B combo, nightclub lounge act from The Latin Quarter) - "Alright, Okay, You Win," "Shout" and, later in show, "Begin the Bequine"
    --Shari Lewis (puppeteer with Lambchop)
    --Paul Lynde & Bert Lahr (comedians) - routine: Lynde interviews baseball player Lahr.
    --Larry Daniels (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Cameo: Billy Wilder (film director)
    --Jack Lemmon (actor) - on stage, talks with Ed about Billy Wilder with clips from Wilder's movies: "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment," "Witness For The Prosecution," etc.
    --Audience bows (marking the 15th anniversary of D-Day): Bob Murphy and Bill Petty (D-Day heroes), Connie Ryan (author).
  • May 29, 1960: Count Basie and his band, Charles Chaplin Jr., Dennis Day, Guy Marks, The Hi-Lads

    --Count Basie and his band perform "Whirly Bird" & "One O'Clock Jump" (need to verify song titles).
    --Dennis Day (comedian-tenor) sings unknown song and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." (His first song was either "A Woman in Love" or "Wonderful Secret of Love.")
    --The Hi-Lads (comedy vocal quartet) - perform twice in show.
    --Steve Role (singer, with acoustic guitar) - "They Call the Wind Mariah."
    --Charles Chaplin Jr. (actor-comedian) - jokingly asks Ed Sullivan for a job, then does a comedy routine originally done by his father.
    --Guy Marks (comedian, Copacabana performer)
    --Ford and Reynolds (comedy team) - do a comedy routine that includes a rendition of the song "Misty."
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne)
    --Professor Backwards (comedian) - stand-up comedy monologue.
    Also appearing:
    --The Ducats (tap dancers) - five children doing a song-and-dance act.

  • May 22, 1960: The Brothers Four, Nelson Eddy and Gale Sherwood, Wayne and Shuster, Frances Faye, Sam Levenson

    --The Brothers Four (folk singers) perform "Greenfields."
    --Nelson Eddy and Gale Sherwood sing "In the Still of the Night."
    --Anna Moffo (soprano) sings "Sempre Libre."
    --Frances Faye (vocalist and jazz pianist) - "Darktown Strutters Ball" and "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate."
    --West Point Glee Club sing "The Army Goes Rolling Along" and "Soon I Will Be Done."
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - "Frontier Psychiatrist" sketch set in the Old West.
    --Sam Levenson (humorist) - reads his kid's letters from summer camp.
    Also appearing:
    --Don Alan (magician) - does two short bits with Ed, and an extended segment with Gale Sherwood, Nelson Eddy, and other guests.

  • May 15, 1960
    May 15, 1960
    Episode 33

    --James Cagney (actor) and Robert Montgomery (producer) talk about their new movie "The Gallant Hours."
    --Jane Froman sings "More Than You Know," "I Believe" and "With A Song In My Heart."
    --Julie Wilson (singer) - "The Lady is a Tramp" and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."
    --Lorin Hollander (15-year-old concert pianist) - "Liebestraum" piano solo.
    --The United States Naval Academy Glee Club.
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Arthur Woolsley (ventriloquist)
    --The Vagabonds (comedy-instrumental group).
    Also appearing:
    --The American Legion Zouaves (drill team from Jackson, Michigan) - scale a mock castle wall and, upon reaching the top, wave the American flag.
    Filmed segment:
    A 5-minute clip from "The Gallant Hours," based on the life story of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey Jr., is shown.

  • May 8, 1960
    May 8, 1960
    Episode 32

    Scheduled guests:
    --Nina Simone (singer-pianist) - "Little Girl Blue."
    --The Browns (vocal group) - "The Old Lamplighter."
    --George Reeder, Swen Swenson, and Marc Breaux perform the "Whip Dance" from the Broadway musical "Destry Rides Again."
    --Bess Myerson (TV personality & former Miss America making an appearance as a pianist) - "Grieg's Piano Concerto."
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - routine with Wayne as a circus impresario.
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (husband-and-wife singing act) - perform a medley.
    --Ford and Hines (comedy team of Phil Ford and Mimi Hines).
    --Arthur Worsley (ventriloquist).
    --Noonan and Marshall (comedy team of Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall).

  • May 1, 1960: Charlton Heston, Johnny Horton, Dean Jones, Pinky Lee, Renato's Boogie Jazz Combo

    --Charlton Heston talks with Ed on stage. Later in show, Heston does a Biblical reading of "The Five Book" & "Out Of Egypt" (with accompaniment by the De Cormier Chorale).
    --Johnny Horton sings "Sink The Bismark" (with war footage).
    --Dean Jones - "I Concentrate On You."
    --Renato's Boogie Jazz Combo (from Italy, led by Renato Carosone) - song title unknown.
    --Pinky Lee (stand-up comedy)
    --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act)
    --Antone & Curtis (comedy team) - Bull Fighter sketch with Ed Sullivan.
    Also appearing:
    --Elliot Reed (actor, then appearing in the Broadway revue "From A to Z").
    --The Demarcos (ballroom dancers)

  • April 24, 1960
    April 24, 1960
    Episode 30

    Scheduled guests:
    --The McGuire Sisters (vocal group) - "Sisters."
    --The Ames Brothers and the McGuire Sisters - medley of spirituals.
    --Peter Palmer (singer) - "Sound of Music" and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child."
    --Rod Lauren (singer) - "Too Young" and "I Won't Dance."
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal-instrumental group)
    --Red Buttons (actor-comedian) - does a comedy monologue.
    --Rowan and Martin (comedy team) - secret agent routine.
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team) - perform a flamenco dance.
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist, also does a plate spinning routine with one plate & two sticks)

  • April 17, 1960: Easter Show w/Mahalia Jackson, Wayne & Shuster, Roberta Sherwood & sons, David Seville

    --Mahalia Jackson - "Old Rugged Cross" and "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?"
    --Roberta Sherwood and sons - "Easter Parade" medley.
    --Charles K.L. Davis (Hawaiian musician) - "Ave Maria."
    --Patricia Newayway and Regina Sarfaty - "To This We've Come" (scene from the musical "The Consul").
    --Mahalia Jackson - "I Found The Answer" (with Willie Webb on organ & Mildred Falls on piano).
    --The University Of Rochester Men's Glee Club - "Salvation Cometh To Our God" and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child."
    --Wayne And Shuster (comedy team) - an Ad agency is hired by the IRS to make people WANT to pay their taxes.
    Also appearing:
    --Phil Jones Troupe - children dance to "It's Easter Time," "Peter Cottontail" & "Whisker On The Easter Bunny's Nose."
    --Cameo: Bill Moose Skowron (of the New York Yankees) appears on stage.
    --David Seville & The Chipmunks - sing along, followed by Alvin giving David an exploding Easter basket.

  • April 10, 1960: 4th ASCAP Salute

    "Our Musical Heritage" - A Salute to ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
    --The Ames Brothers perform a medley.
    --Chris Connor sings "Bill" and "I Get A Kick Out Of You."
    --Alfred Drake (musical-comedy performer) - "With a Song in My Heart."
    --Carol Haney - dances to a medley of Broadway production numbers.
    --Rose Hardaway (singer) - "More Than You Know" and "But Not For Me."
    --Vincent Lopez (bandleader and pianist) - "Nola."
    --The McGuire Sisters and the Ames Brothers sing "Side By Side."
    --The McGuire Sisters (singing trio) - "This Can't Be Love" and a medley of Irving Berlin songs including "Sisters."
    --Roberta Peters (operatic soprano) - "Summertime" and "Kiss Me Again."
    --Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian)
    --Audience bow: Bob Cousy (of the Boston Celtics)

    Additional guests/songs (scheduled):
    --Henry Fink (composer)
    --Entire cast - "They All Play This Piano."
    --Ed shows a film montage of W. C. Handy, Fritzi Scheff, Maud Nugent Jerome, Ernie Burnett and Jack Norworth.

  • March 27, 1960: Dorothy Dandridge, Teresa Brewer, Jack Carter, Myron Cohen

    --Dorothy Dandridge - "I Get A Kick Out Of You" & "That's All"
    --Dorothy Dandridge (later in show) - "One of Those Things"
    --Teresa Brewer - "You Turned The Tables On Me" & "Just In Time"
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian) jokes about European trips, Max the Deli Man.
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian) - sings and tell jokes about Ed, travel in Europe & England
    --The Barry Sisters - "Around The World In 80 Days" and, later in show, "Cry Me A River."
    --Earl Grant - "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" (Earl plays organ while his brother Bill plays drums)
    --Earl Grant (with orchestra & singers) - "Two Loves Have I" then plays "Malaguena" on piano
    --Rick Giardi (illusionist) - magic tricks with canaries & eggs. Later in show, turns a dog into a woman.

  • March 20, 1960: Circus Stars from All Over the World

    Circus Stars from All Over the World
    Appearing in London:
    --Popov (Soviet clown)
    --The Boxing Russian Bears
    Appearing in New York:
    --Emmett Kelly (American clown)
    --Lindon (high-wire clown)
    --Miss Mara (trapeze artist)
     --Penito del Oro (trapeze artist)
    --Tonito (wire walker)
    --The Wallendas (wire walkers)
    --Bruno (sway-pole acrobat)
    --The Zacchinis (cannon and trapeze act)
    --The Cordons (whip act)
    --The Three Murkies (comic group)
    --The De Donge chimps
    In Las Vegas:
    --The Nerveless Nocks (comic acrobats)
    In Moscow:
    --Hubert Castle (American trapeze comedian)
    In Paris:
    --The Antares (aerialists)
    --Francisco's Clowns
    --Gene Bouglinoni (equestrian)
    --The Carolis (equestrians)
    --The Morways (teeterboard acrobats)
    --Gene Bouglinoni
    --Bouglinoni's Tigers
    --Heintz's Elephants
    --The Jockey Dogs
    In Tokyo:
    --Takeyo (acrobat)
    --a head-bouncer
    --a knife-balancer

  • March 13, 1960: St. Patrick's Day Show with Pat Rooney, Eileen Brennan, Lee Sullivan, others.

    St. Patrick's Day Show (new segments combined with performances from March 15, 1959).
    Scheduled to appear:
    --Pat Rooney (song-and-dance man, celebrating his 70th year in show business).
    --Eileen Brennan (Broadway actress) sings "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?"
    --Lee Sullivan & Eileen Brennan sing "If It Weren't For The Irish."
    --Lee Sullivan (opera tenor) sings "A Little Bit of Heaven."
    --Liam DeVally (singer) - (possibly) "The Gentle Maiden."
    --Deirdre O'Callaghan, Peggy Mullaney, Therese Hayes (trio of harpists) - play and sing "The Castle of Dromore."
    --The Comerford Irish Dancers.
    --Éamon de Valera (president of Ireland) - interviewed by Ed Sullivan.

    Note: According to the TV Scout newspaper column, the following segments were dropped from this show:
    --On film: Sean O'Casey (playwright) & Barry Fitzgerald (actor) appear from Dublin's Abbey Theatre.

  • March 6, 1960
    March 6, 1960
    Episode 24

    Scheduled guests:
    --Eartha Kitt sings "Ain't Misbehaving" and "Negev."
    --Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "The Water Is Wide" and "John Henry" (correct songs might be "Sinner Man" and "John Henry).
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer) - "Musetta's Waltz," "Little Girl Blue" and a "West Side Story" production number.
    --Bob Lewis (comedian)
    --The Happy Jesters (comedy impressionists)
    --Augie and Margo (dance team)
    --Pompoff Thedy and Co. (pantomime act)
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with dummy Velvel)
    --The Salici Puppets
    --Excess Baggage (trained animal act)

  • February 28, 1960: Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Della Reese, Senor Wences, Corbett Monica
    --Bobby Darin - Oh My Darling, Clementine" and a medley ("By Myself" and "When Your Lover Has Gone").
    --Connie Francis sings "What Would Al Jolson Say About Rock 'N' Roll" (a medley of Al Jolson tunes, with updated lyrics: "You Made Me Love You, Swanee," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody," "My Mammy," "Toot, Toot Tootsie Goodbye," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" and "You Made Me Love You").
    --Della Reese - "Blue Skies" and "Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)."
    --Noel Adams (dancer) - does a "Modeling for Artists" routine.
    --Senior Wences (ventriloquist) - a "Turn The Page" routine using big book as prop.
    --Corbett Monica (comedian) - monologue about married life.
    --Ken Murray and Marie Wilson (music and comedy act) - do a few jokes about Sullivan, then sing a humorous song. Later in the show, they lip-sych to a Louis Prima and Keely Smith record, with Ken as Keely and Marie playing Louis.
    --Antone & Curtis (comedy team) - do song impressions.

    --This episode ends with a spoof of International TV with the guests singing songs in different languages: "Mack the Knife" (sung in French by Bobbby Darin), Della Reese singing a song in Italian, and "Who's Sorry Now" (by Connie Francis in Swedish). Finale ends with Connie Francis, Bobby Darin, Della Reese, Ken Murray, and Marie Wilson singing "International Show."
  • February 21, 1960
    February 21, 1960
    Episode 22

    Scheduled guests:
    --Earl Grant (singer) - "House of Bamboo" and "Under Paris Skies."
    --Jerome Robbins' "Ballets: U.S.A." (dancers) - in a pre-recorded segment, present a portion of a ballet titled "The Concert."
    --The Barry Sisters (singers / vocal duo) - "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?"
    --Lee Lawrence (singer)
    --Giulietta Simionato (mezzo soprano) sings the aria "Una Voca Poca Fa."
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --Ricardi (illusionist / magician)

  • February 14, 1960: Charles Laughton, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry James, Wayne & Schuster

    Guests (St. Valentine's Day Show):
    --Dorothy Dandridge - "Love" and, later in show, "Smooth Operator (I Like It Like That)"
    --Charles Laughton - (1) Valentine Greetings with cast (2) reads from the Book of Daniel
    --Harry James - "You Made Me Love You" & "Lester Leaps"
    --Wayne & Schuster (comedy team) - (1) spoof Ed as Cupid in a drawing (2) Later in show, do a routine about the Burning of Rome.
    --Birgit Nilsson - "Norwegian Aria" & "Pace Pace Mio Dio"
    --Jane Morgan - "Valentine Song" and "My Love Loves"
    --Peter Gennaro and Lisa D'orso (dancers) - (1) Valentine dance (2) Later in show, dance to "The Peanut Vendor"

  • February 7, 1960
    February 7, 1960
    Episode 20

    --Teresa Brewer sings "Lucky In Love" & 1 other song.
    --Carol Lawrence (musical-comedy star) - "I Got Rhythm" song and dance.
    --Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) sings "Cara Noma" & a show tune.
    --The Wanderers (vocal quartet) sing "(I Love You) Much Too Much" and "Daybreak."
    --Rowan and Martin (comedy team) - do a Charades routine with Ed.
    --Jan Murray (comedian) - does a stand-up routine. Later in show, plays a suave private investigator in a bit with Carol Lawrence.
    --Bob Lewis (comedian) - topics include marriage & anniversaries.
    Also appearing:
    --Holger and Dolores (dance team) - acrobatic dance.
    --Rudy Horn (acrobat)

  • Takarazuka Dance Theater / Ford & Hines / Kim Sisters
    --The Takarazuka Dance Theater of Japan. Female dance troupe doing traditional and modern dances.

    Other guests: --Ford and Hines (comedy team) --Ginny Tiu (five-year-old pianist & singer) --The Kim Sisters (singers from Korea)

    CBS repeated this show on August 28, 1960.

  • January 17, 1960: Jackie Gleason (guest host), Rosemary Clooney, Gene Krupa, Jean Carroll

    --Jackie Gleason (comedian) - appeared as guest host, while Ed was recuperating from an ulcer.
    --Gene Krupa plays the drums while Little Buck tap dances.
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "Don't Take Your Love from Me" and "Tenderly."
    --Alan Dale sings "All The Things You Are."
    --The Ames Brothers impersonate other singers.
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne) relates the difficulties of shopping for a new dress.
    --Ricky Lane (ventriloquist) tutors his dummy on the art of bullfighting.
    Also appearing
    --Gleason talks with young actor Kevin Corcoran, star of the Walt Disney film "Toby Tyler."
    --On tape: Jerome Robbins' Ballet: USA performs "Opus Jazz," accompanied by music by Robert Prince.
    --Gil Dover (juggler)
    --The Trio Aristons (European acrobatic act)

  • January 10, 1960: Wayne & Shuster (guest hosts), Frankie Avalon, Birgit Nilsson, Earl Grant

    --Wayne And Shuster (comedy team, appearing as guest hosts) - sketch: an interview with "Arctic expert" Professor Vain Gartner.
    --Frankie Avalon - "Look What One Kiss Can Do" & "Why?"
    --Peter Palmer (star of movie "Li'l Abner") - "They Call the Wind Mariah" and "Shadrack, Meshack, Abednigo."
    --Birgit Nilsson (Swedish opera star) - "Vissi D'arte" and "When I Was 14" (a Swedish folk song).
    --Susan Barrett sings "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" & does impressions of Hermione Gingold, Patti Page, and Eartha Kitt.
    --Earl Grant (singer & organist) - "The Birth Of The Blues" (with drummer, trumpeter & orchestra).
    Also appearing:
    --Kalanag (or Calamac) (illusionist-magician) - does levitation trick. Later in show does "woman in box" trick & makes car disappear.
    --Norwegian Festival Dancers (Festival Company of Norway) - "The Haling Dance."

  • January 3, 1960: Bobby Darin & Connie Francis, Toni Fisher, Edgar Bergen, Gene Krupa & Sal Mineo
    --Toni Fisher sings "The Big Hurt."
    --Bobby Darin - "That's How It Goes" & "Beyond The Sea."
    --Connie Francis & Bobby Darin duet - "You Make Me Feel So Young" & "You're The Top."
    --Connie Francis - "Comm'e Bella A Stagione" and "Mama."
    --Noel Harrison (son of Rex Harrison) - sings "I'm On My Way" (and possibly "Yellow Bird").
    --Carol Haney & Larry Blyden (husband and wife doing a song-and-dance routine) - "Side By Side" & "Beginning To See The Light"
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with dummy Mortimer Snerd).
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham - routine about looking for buried treasure in a haunted house.

    Also appearing:
    --Gene Krupa, Sal Mineo appear on stage, and introduce a clip from the movie "The Gene Krupa Story."
    --Gimma Brothers (5 brothers in suits do flips & handstands).
    --Bert Holt (juggles while hanging by his teeth).
    --Audience bow: Kyle Rote (N.Y. Giants Football Star).
  • Charlton Heston / Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane / Leon Bibb

    --Charlton Heston reads excerpts from "The Five Books of Moses," a dramatic Biblical reading on The Creation, while a choir sings in the background.
    --Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Sinner Man."
    --Abbe Lane sings I Enjoy Being A Girl" & "Witchcraft."
    --Xavier Cugat & band - "Hallelujah" and "Warsaw Concerto."
    --Phil Ford & Mimi Hines (husband & wife musical-comedy team) sing "What A Thrill," "Pretty Baby" & "Someone To Watch Over Me."
    --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Pretty Eyed Baby."
    --Trio Szekly (2 men & 1 woman contortionist act).
    --On film: A clip from the 1959 movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
    --This show opens with a film clip, originally shown July 26, 1959, with Ed and Charlton Heston riding a chariot on the "Ben Hur" movie set.

  • December 20, 1959: Polly Bergen, Gertrude Berg, Paul O'Keefe, Harry Simeone Chorale

    --Paul O'Keefe with the Baird Puppets - "What Do You Want For Christmas?"
    --Baird Puppets - "Christmas in Davey Jones Locker" sketch.
    --Betty Johnson - sings "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."
    --The Phil Jones Dance Group - dance to a medley of Christmas songs.
    --The Harry Simeone Chorale sing "Little Drummer Boy."
    --Polly Bergen (singer-actress) - sings "I've Got Love to Keep Me Warm," "Sleigh Ride" and "Silent Night."
    --Victor Julian and his Pets (trained dog act).
    --'The Sound of Music' Chorus (dressed as nuns) - perform selections from the Broadway play.
    --Gertrude Berg (actress) - recites "Christmas Story."
    --Patricia Neway (musical-comedy performer, Mother Superior from Broadway's "The Sound of Music") - sings "Climb Every Mountain."
    --Closing: Entire cast sings "White Christmas."

  • December 13, 1959: Dorothy Dandridge, Brook Benton, Sophie Tucker, The Ames Brothers

    --Dorothy Dandridge (actress-singer) - "What Is This Thing Called Love" & "Baby Baby All The Time."
    --Brook Benton - "This Time Of Year."
    --David Seville with Alvin & The Chipmunks (Bunin Puppets). The Chipmunks sing "Yankee Doodle," "Chipmunk Song" & "Alvin's Harmonica."
    --The Ames Brothers sing a Christmas medley.
    --Sophie Tucker - "The Beat Generation" & "Take A Step In The Right Direction."
    Also appearing:
    --Channing Pollack (magician does sleight of hand with doves).
    --Tu Shiu Ni (also spelled Tu-Siu-Ni) (novelty plate spinning act).
    --Antone & Curtis (comedy team doing a Western duelists skit with Ed as part of the act).
    Audience bows: Captain Gerhard Schwede & Captain Mark Hearn; Hy Gardner (journalist)

  • December 6, 1959
    December 6, 1959
    Episode 12

    --Lionel Hampton and his band perform "Blues in E Flat."
    --Teresa Brewer sings "Naughty '90s."
    --Yehudi Menuhin (violinist) with his sister pianist Hephzibah perform a Kreisler piece.
    --The Coronados (vocal trio)
    --The Vagabonds (vocal-instrumental group) - do impressions of Sullivan and other celebrities.
    --Jack Carter - does a "Sullivan For President" routine.
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a sketch about Russians playing American-football.
    Also appearing:
    --Atilina Segura (tightrope walker from Spain)

    Scheduled guests (need to verify):
    --The Willers (roller-skating group)
    --The College Football Coach Of The Year

  • November 29, 1959: Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A., Dick Van Dyke & Buzz Halliday, Dave Berry, Phil Foster

    --Dorothy Collins sings "Baciare Baciare (The Kissing Song)."
    --Marion Marlowe sings "The Sound Of Music."
    --Tony Pastor & Family (with vocalist Penny Pryor) perform a "Smile" medley and "Show Me The Way To Go Home."
    --Dick Van Dyke & Buzz Halliday - perform the sketch "Home Late," about an intoxicated husband coming home to his sober wife.
    --Dave Barry (stand-up comedian) - topics include television, kids, and money.
    --Phil Foster (comedian) - comedy routine includes Ed playing straight man.
    --Helene and Howard (comedy dancers) - perform a serious ballet that turns comic.
    Also appearing:
    --Jerome Robbins' Ballet: U.S.A. (dance troupe) - group performs a segment titled "New York Export: Opus Jazz."
    --Ed announces individual members of the 1959 All-America Football Team (selected by the American Football Coaches Association).
    --Audience bows: Former All-American Football players including Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard, James McFadden and Dickie Mott.

  • November 22, 1959: Carol Channing, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Shelley Berman, Wayne and Shuster

    Scheduled guests:
    --Carol Channing sings "A Little Game of Tennis" and "A Hundred Easy Ways"
    --Count Basie and his band
    --Joe Williams (with Count Basie's band) sings "Roll 'Em Pete."
    --Trude Adams (singer) - "In the Still of the Night."
    --Dick Roman (singer) - "Let There Be Love."
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about an "old-age" rock 'n' roller.
    --Shelley Berman (comedian)
    --Al Bernie (comedian)
    Also appearing
    --Larible and Company (aerialists)

  • November 15, 1959
    November 15, 1959
    Episode 9

    Scheduled guests:
    --The cast of the Broadway comedy "The Golden Fleecing" appear in a scene from the play. The cast consisted of Tom Poston; Suzanne Pleshette; Mickey Deems; Robert Carraway, Robert Elston, Constance Ford; and Richard Kendrick.
    --Georgia Gibbs (singer)
    --Earl Grant (singer)
    --Blossom Seeley (entertainer)
    --Sam Levenson (humorist)
    --The Polish State Folk Ballet
    --The Borjevs (plate-spinning act)

  • Johnny Mathis / Gracie Fields / Jan Murray

    November 8, 1959
    --Johnny Mathis - "Witchcraft," "The Best Of Everything" and "Misty."
    --The Barry Sisters (vocal group) - "Who's Sorry Now" and "I'm A Fool To Want You."
    --Gracie Fields - sings "Volare" (comic version of song), "Donkey" and "Wish Me Luck."
    --Jan Murray (stand-up comedian) - routine includes a song with Ray Bloch and a bit about hi-fi sets.
    --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act, uses a Yiddish accent)
    Also appearing:
    --Lentini Brothers (Italian tap dancers/comedy team) - do a Vaudeville routine.
    --The Laszlos (adagio dance team from Sweden) - act includes lots of rolling and sliding on floor.
    --Princess Tajana (aerialist, circus trapeze act)
    --Baby Opal (elephant act with trainer)
    --Mismoune (poodle act from France, with trainer)

  • November 1, 1959: Paul Anka, The Step Brothers, The Castle Sisters, Ford and Hines

    --Paul Anka sings "Put Your Head on My Shoulder."
    --The Castle Sisters (vocal trio) - "Tan Shoes with Pink Shoelaces."
    --Joni James sings "Are You Sorry?"
    --Ford and Hines (comedy team) - Japanese routine.
    --Dickie Henderson (English comedian) - plays a typical "Wyatt Earp" villain & sings "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" while fighting with the microphone cord.
    Also appearing:
    --The Step Brothers (dance team, tap dancers) - do a "challenge dance."
    --The Trio Baranton(foot jugglers, act from France) - woman foot juggles basketballs with feet, then three people juggle tables with feet.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Melvyn Douglas (actor) appears in a scene from his Broadway play "The Gang's All Here."
    --Michael Flanders and Donald Swann (comedians) perform a scene from their Broadway play "At The Drop of a Hat."
    --Paul Anka may have also performed "It's Time to Cry" on this episode.

  • October 25, 1959
    October 25, 1959
    Episode 6

    Scheduled guests:
    --Della Reese (singer)
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy duo) - present a "British Western"
    --Professor Backwards (comedian Jimmy Edmonson)
    --Betty Johnson (singer)
    --Corbett Monica (comedian)
    --Latona Graham and Chadel (European knockabout act/comic acrobats)
    --The Phil Jones Group (16 youthful dancers)

  • October 18, 1959: Harry Belafonte (on film); The Ames Brothers; Harlem Globetrotters; Wilt Chamberlain

    Filmed segment:
    --Harry Belafonte sings "Jamaica Farewell," and is interviewed by Ed Sullivan on the "Odds Against Tomorrow" movie set.

    --The Ames Brothers (singing quartet, celebrating ten years as recording artists) - medley of hits: "Undecided," "Rag Mop," "Melody D'amour," "You, You," "Sentimental Me," "It Only Hurts For A Little While" & "Naughty Lady From Shady Lane."
    --Ames Brothers (performing separately): "The Toreador Song" (Joe Ames), "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" (Vic & Gene Ames) and "You And The Night And The Music" (Ed Ames).
    --The Ames Brothers - "Take Me Along."
    --Hayim (Chaim) and Sarah Fershko (husband-and-wife pianist & singer, both originally from Poland) - song title? (possibly Tchaikovsky's Piano Player).

    --Jean Carrol (stand-up comedienne) - "domestic humor" includes jokes about her husband, family life.
    --The Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Ames Brothers in a basketball game. Wilt Chamberlain also participates. Duke Snyder is the referee.
    --The Konyats (comedy dance team)
    Also appearing:
    --Gretchen Wyler (dancer in Matador costume) - "Toreo" (mock bullfight scene).
    --Brascia & Tybee (dancers) - perform a modern ballet Pas De Deux.
    --Audience bows: Marshall Cassidy, Arthur Macy, Bill Russel
    --On stage bow: Duke Snyder (baseball great)

  • October 11, 1959
    October 11, 1959
    Episode 4

    --Ethel Merman - I'm Glad There Is You" (from "Gypsy") & "There'll Be Some Changes Made."
    --On film: Ed Sullivan interviews Mario Lanza.
    --Sheila MacRae sings "Plaza-0 Double 4 Double 3" (from "Bells Are Ringing").
    --Gordon MacRae - "I Met A Girl"
    --Shiela & Gordon MacRae - "Just In Time" (from "Bells Are Ringing") and the couple do some celebrity impersonations.
    --Larry Blyden - appears in scene from the live TV drama "What Makes Sammy Run?" and, later in show, sings "Carolina in The Morning" (from "The Flower Drum Song")
    --Shelly Berman (stand-up comedian)
    --Margi Lee (ice skating routine)
    --Les Marrottes (French puppet act with snail & worm)
    --The Lucky Latinos (comedy dance acrobatics)
    --Antone & Curtis (comedy team) - Ed Sullivan impersonation, drunken airline pilot bit, and sing "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands."
    --Audience bows: Gil Hodges & Carl Furillo; Rise Stevens; Ted Kluszewski (on-stage audience bow)

  • October 4, 1959: Eartha Kitt, Danny Thomas, Julius LaRosa, Jane Morgan, Joe E. Lewis

    --Jane Morgan, Julius LaRosa and Eartha Kitt perform an "Ode to Autumn" medley ("September in the Rain," "Autumn Leaves" and "September Song").
    --Eartha Kitt sings "Torah Dance (Ki M'Tzion)"and "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down."
    --Jane Morgan - "I'm in Love (reciation) and "C'est La Vie."
    --Julius LaRosa sings "A Fine Romance" and "The Way You Look Tonight."

    --Danny Thomas (comedian, remote from Chicago) - stand-up comedy routine includes jokes about maids, bellboys, Lebanese jokes (being of Lebanese decent), and Dean Martin. Thomas sings "The Glory of Love."
    --Joe E. Lewis (comedian) - tells jokes about gambling, money, insurance policies, Ike, Senator Kennedy, Vice-president Nixon, etc.
    --Bernie Berns - does a spoof of opera.
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act) - chimp dressed up as Ed. Chimps on bicycles, unicycles & small motorbike.

    Also appearing:
    --Harvest Moon dancers - winners from different categories (waltz, rock 'n' roll, tango, polka)
    --The Trio Rayros (acrobats from Europe) - use luggage as props.
    --Audience bow: Gordon Coleman

  • September 27, 1959: "Invitation to Moscow"

    "Invitation to Moscow" - Special 90-minute episode taped in and around Moscow.
    --Marge and Gower Champion (dancers)
    --Rise Stevens (mezzo-soprano opera singer) - "Getting to Know You"
    --The Barry Sisters (vocal group) - "Dark Eyes"
    --Charles K. L. Davis (Hawaiian tenor) - "He Ono"
    --Margaret Tynes (gospel singer) - "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" & "Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child"
    --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Hucklebuck"
    --Eddy Manson (harmonica player) - Stephen Foster medley
    --Conrad Buckner (tap dancer)
    --Nora Kaye and Scott Douglas (ballet dancers)
    --Marvin Roy (magician)
    --John and Bonnie Shirley (a baloon act)
    --Hubert Castle (tight-wire aerialist)
    --Eric Brenn (plate spinner)
    Russian performers:
    --The Red Army Dance Ensemble
    --The Obratsov Puppets
    --a trained bear from the Moscow State Circus

    Note: "Invitation to Moscow" was repeated on 18-Sep-60 & 05-Aug-62. Both repeats were edited, 60-minute versions.

  • September 20, 1959: 12th Season Premiere (special 90-minute episode)

    Special 90-minute episode (live from New York & Chicago, with a taped sequence from Las Vegas).
    Guests include:
    --Jose Ferrer (actor) - makes a cameo dressed as a cowboy, riding a horse and speaking in Shakespearean English.
    --Rosemary Clooney - "I Wish I Were In Love Again" and "For You"
    --Louis Armstrong - "When the Saints Go Marching In" (from the Stardust in Las Vegas)
    --Audience bows: Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox), Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart
    --Eileen Farrell (opera singer) - "Un Bel Di"
    --Alan King (comedian)

    Please see "Recap" for more details.