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"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.
--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).
--The American Legion Zouaves (drill team from Jackson, Michigan) - scale a mock castle wall and, upon reaching the top, wave the American flag.
A 5-minute clip from "The Gallant Hours," based on the life story of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey Jr., is shown.
--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)
--Larible and Company (aerialists)
--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)
--Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) and his band
--Teresa Brewer (singer)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--Yehudi Menuhin (violinist) with his sister Hepzibah (pianist)
--The Vagabonds (vocal-instrumental group)
--The Coronados (vocal trio)
--Atilina Segura (novelty act from Spain)
--The Willers (roller-skating group)
--The college football coach of the year
--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.
--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.
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
--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.
--Holger and Dolores (dance team) - acrobatic dance.
--Rudy Horn (acrobat)
--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."
--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.
--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.
--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
--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.
--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.
--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).
--Peg Leg Bates (dancer)
--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)
--Augie and Margo (dancers) - perform to Latin rhythms.
--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)
--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.
--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.
--Elliot Reed (actor, then appearing in the Broadway revue "From A to Z").
--The Demarcos (ballroom dancers)
"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)
--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.moreless
Special 90-minute episode (live from New York & Chicago, with a taped sequence from Las Vegas).
--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)
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--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)
--Noelle Adam (dancer from France, Mrs. Sydney Chaplin) - "Where or When."
--Calamac (illusionist, with his company)
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)
--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)
--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."
--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).
--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).
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.
--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.
--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)
--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).
--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."
--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."
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"
--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)
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)
--Hubert Castle (American trapeze comedian)
--The Antares (aerialists)
--Gene Bouglinoni (equestrian)
--The Carolis (equestrians)
--The Morways (teeterboard acrobats)
--The Jockey Dogs
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.
--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)
--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)
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)
--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)
--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)
--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)
--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)
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).
--On-stage bow: Ingemar Johanssen (Swedish boxer).
--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."
--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)
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
--The Ducats (tap dancers) - five children doing a song-and-dance act.
--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.
--Don Alan (magician) - does two short bits with Ed, and an extended segment with Gale Sherwood, Nelson Eddy, and other 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).
--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.
--Brascia and Tybee (ballroom dance team)
--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).
--Doreen Kilmer (tap dancer).
--Rudy Horn (juggler).
--The Gimma Brothers (acrobatic trio) - tumbling and balancing act.
--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)
--The Goldinis (balancers)