The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 13

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Episode Guide

  • July 30, 1961: Pearl Bailey, Don Adams, Edgar Bergen, Alfred Drake & Marion Marlowe

    Show taped earlier in the season.

    Music:
    --Pearl Bailey sings "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "Toot Toot Tootsie."
    --Pearl Bailey - "Cakewalk Your Lady" production number choreographed by John Butler.
    --Alfred Drake & Marion Marlowe - "Stranger In Paradise" duet (song from the Broadway musical "Kismet").
    --Alfred Drake (baritone singer) - "From a Prison Cell" solo from the Broadway musical "Irma La Douce."

    Comedy:
    --Don Adams (comedian) - routine on paperback books.
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist with his dummy Mortimer Snerd)
    --Joe E. Lewis (comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Augie and Margo (dancers) - dance to the song "Bell, Book and Candle."
    --Nicky Re David (a paddleboard expert)
    --The Wazzans (10 Moroccan tumblers)

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  • July 9, 1961: Phyllis Diller, The Brothers Four, Joey Adams, Felicia Sanders, Al Kelly

    Show recorded earlier in the season.
    Music:
    --The Brothers Four (vocal group) - "My Little John Henry."
    --Felicia Sanders sings a "My Fair Lady" medley: "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face," "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Without You."

    Comedy:
    --Phyllis Diller (comedienne)
    --Joey Adams (comedian)
    --Al Kelly (double-talk comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Eileen O'Dare (dancer, headliner of the Folies Bergere in Paris).
    --Timmie Rogers (comedian and dancer) - does impressions of entertainers John Bubbles, Burt Williams and Bojangles Robinson.
    --Gali Gali (magician)
    --Gail Horner (6-year-old baton twirler)
    --The Domenechs (balancing act)
    --On film: a clip from the movie "Goodbye Again" starring Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand and Anthony Perkins.

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  • July 2, 1961: Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer, Rowan and Martin, Myron Cohen, Joan Halloway

    Music:
    --Louis Armstrong and band - "Sleepy Time Down South," "Up A Lazy River," "Ole Miss" & "Bill Bailey."
    --Teresa Brewer - World War I production number (assisted by James Hurst): "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag And Smile, Smile, Smile," "Till We Meet Again," "Over There," "My Buddy" & "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm?"
    --Teresa Brewer (later in show) sings "Bidin' My Time."
    --James Hurst (musical-comedy star) - "Joey."
    --Joan Holloway (singer-dancer) - "The Real American Folk Song."
    Comedy:
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
    --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - do a hotel sketch: Rowan wants to sleep, Martin wants to watch TV.
    --Little, Dane and Mason (vocal comedy trio of Chuck Liotta, Vince Callaci, and Herb Magidson) sing "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life?" "Here's A How-De-Doo" and "She Used to be My Girl" (correct title for 3rd song?)
    Also appearing:
    --Chop Chop and Charlene (illusion act) - magician blows knot out of handkerchief and, later in show, makes a chicken disappear & reappear in flaming pan.

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  • June 25, 1961
    June 25, 1961
    Episode 37
    6/25/61
    10

    Scheduled guests:
    --Nancy Walker (comedienne) - plays the owner of a delicatessen in a comedy sketch.
    --Nancy Dussault (singer-actress) sings "Lucky in Love" and "Lucky To Be Me."
    --Peter Palmer (singer) - "Core n'Grato."
    --Earl Grant (singer-organist)
    --Conrad Buckner (tap dancer)
    --Sam Levenson (humorist)
    --Lisa Carroll (singer)
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
    --Necker's Dalmations (animal act)

  • June 18, 1961: 13th Anniversary Show w/ Connie Francis, Al Hirt, Robert Goulet
    13th Anniversary Show
    Sullivan Tribute:
    --Cyril Ritchard, Dorothy Louden, Marion Marlowe, Jean Carroll and Bert Lahr perform a musical tribute to Sullivan.
    --Dorothy Louden, Marion Marlowe and Jean Carroll - read excerpts from critiques (reviews of Sullivan's TV series) and sing "Cryin' All the Way to the Bank."
    --Bert Lahr (movie comedian) - sings "S-U-L-L-I-V-A-N."
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings "Love Is Where You Find It" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You."
    --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) sings "The Lamp Is Low" and does a medley of songs from 1948.
    --Al Hirt (trumpeter, with his combo) performs "What's New" and "It's A Long Way to Tipperary."
    Broadway:
    --Eddie Foy and Susan Johnson perform "I Wouldn't Bet A Penny" (from the Broadway musical "Donnybrook.")
    --Joan Fagan sings "Sez I" (also from "Donnybrook").
    Comedy:
    --Charlie Manna (comedian) - does a submarine routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Gene Littler (US Open champ) - gives a golf demonstration.
    --Cameos/audience bows: Henry Crown (owner of the Empire State Building), Burt Elson (track star), Pinkus Sober, and Raymond Walber (Walker?)
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  • June 11, 1961: Mahalia Jackson, Jack Carter, Dolores Gray, Mike Clifford, Tito Guizar

    Music:
    --Mahalia Jackson (Gospel singer) - "Come On Children Let's Sing" and "Rock Of Ages."
    --Dolores Gray - 'Summer Stock' medley: "C'est Magnifique" and "You Can't Get A Man with A Gun" (with 4 dancers)
    --Mike Clifford - "Pretty Little Girl" & "At Last."
    --Tito Guizar (singer) - medley of Mexican songs.
    --Tito Guizar and his daughter Lilia - "Tic Tac" duet.
    --Giorgio Tozzi (Metropolitan Opera bass baritone) - "I've Got Plenty Of Nothing."

    Comedy:
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
    --Dick Weston (ventriloquist with two dummies)

    Also appearing:
    --Mickey Wright (female golf pro, swings golf club on stage)
    --Rola And Rolan (acrobatic balancing act)
    --Burger's Animals (trained animal act) - dogs & monkey ride pony, boxing dogs, other dog tricks
    --Sabor V (huge robot, radio controlled mechanical man) - robot shakes hands with Ed & says they look alike.
    --On stage bow: Eleanor Powell

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  • June 4, 1961
    June 4, 1961
    Episode 34
    6/4/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Dark Eyes."
    --Leon Bibb (actor-singer) - performs the soliloquy from "Carnival."
    --The Limeliters (folk group) - possibly "I Come for to Sing" and "Gunslinger."
    --Jane Morgan (singer)
    --The Broadway cast from "All the Way Home" perform three "unconnected" scenes from the play.
    --Mort Sahl (comedian) - does a satirical comedy routine.
    --Nancy Walker (comedienne)
    --The Amandis (a tumbling act)

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  • May 28, 1961: Jackie Wilson, Sophia Loren, Don Adams, Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane

    Music:
    --Jackie Wilson sings "For Me And My Gal" & "I'm Coming Back To You."
    --Tammy Grimes sings "I Ain't Down Yet" & "Dolce Far Niente" (both songs from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown").
    --Abbe Lane - "Never On Sunday."
     --Xavier Cugat & Orchestra - "Jungle Concerto" (with 2 dancers)
    --Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane - "The Pachanga."
    --Roberta Peters - Aria From "Lucia Di Lammermoor."

    Comedy:
    --Don Adams (comedian) - does an umpire routine.
    --Guy Marks - opera sketch
    --Dick Albershart (acrobat) appears twice in show doing a comic trampoline act.

    Also appearing:
    --Sophia Loren - appears live on stage to promote her movie "Two Women" (stills & film clip are shown).
    --Audience bow: Mrs. Lou Gehrig

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  • May 21, 1961: From the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas - Jerry Lewis, Phil Harris, The Jubilee Four, Mac Ronay

    Broadcast from the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas.
    Music:
    --Sandy Stewart sings "Some of These Days."
    --Phil Harris sings "Preacher and the Bear" and "Old Master Painter."
    --Phil Harris and The Jubilee Four (gospel quartet) sing "Old Time Religion."
    Comedy:
    --Jerry Lewis - following an audience bow, Lewis runs on stage and does a comedy routine with Ed. He then does a stand-up monologue about folk singers, rock 'n' roll music, and his son Gary Lewis. Jerry closes the routine by singing an Al Jolson medley.
    --Mac Ronay (French mime-magician) - does tricks with various props (including a rope, a lit candle, etc.)
    Also appearing:
    --Tyrolean Slap Dancers (Austrian dancers) - 8 men dressed in lederhosen slap their legs and feet, then slap each other. Segment opens with 8 female dancers, possibly the Don Arden Dancers.
    --Rudy Cardenas (juggler from Mexico)
    --Michelle & Michael (arial artists) - from a helicopter, the duo perform a high wire act over a huge pool outside the Desert Inn.
    --Lilly Yokoi (Japanese-American cyclist) - woman does a balancing act on a bike.
    --Audience bows: Jack Benny; The Crosby Brothers (Phillip, Lindsay and Dennis).

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  • May 14, 1961
    May 14, 1961
    Episode 31
    5/14/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Teresa Brewer sings "I Wouldn't Trade the Silver in My Mother's Hair" and "Milord."
    --Gene Barry (actor, from the TV Western "Bat Masterson") joins Teresa Brewer for a "Hills of Old Kentucky" song and dance routine.
    --Richard Tucker (Metropolitan opera tenor) - "Nessun Dorma" (from Puccini's "Turandot").
    --Pete Fountain (Dixieland clarinetist with jazz group) - "Tiger Rag."
    --The Idlers (US Coast Guard vocal group, stationed at New London, CT) - "Sea Chanties."
    --The Three Stooges (comedy team) - slapstick routine about a motion picture stand-in.
    --Adam Keefe (comedian)
    --Larry Griswold (acrobatic comedian)

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  • May 7, 1961: Rosemary Clooney, Al Hirt, Myron Cohen, Earl Grant, The Crosby Brothers

    Music:
    --Al Hirt (jazz musician with band) - "To Ava" and "Down By The Riverside."
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."
    --Earl Grant (singer-organist) - "Ebb Tide."
    --The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons Dennis, Lindsay and Philip) sing "Joshua" and a medley of their father's tunes ("Swing On A Star"/"Don't Fence Me In"/"Accentuate The Positive"/"White Christmas"/"Pennies From Heaven").
    --Rosemary Clooney, Al Hirt, and The Crosby Brothers perform "What's New at the Zoo?" (song from the Broadway musical "Do Re Mi.").
    Comedy:
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Wisa O'Orso (dancer) - "Steppin' Out With My Baby" production number with two male dancers.
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act).
    --Willie Mays (baseball great) - scheduled to chat with Ed. (The previous week, Mays became the 9th Major League player to hit four home runs in one game.)

    CBS repeated this show on August 19, 1961 (with new segments added, possibly replacing the Willie Mays interview).

    New segments added to August 19, 1961 repeat:
    --The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (comic magician)
    --The Elkin Sisters (balancing act)

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  • April 30, 1961
    April 30, 1961
    Episode 29
    4/30/61
    9.8

    --Dizzy Gillespie (trumpeter) performs selections from his album "Gillespiana."

    Scheduled guests:
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team)
    --The McGuire Sisters (vocal trio) - "Them There Eyes."
    --Eileen Farrell (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - aria from "La Forza del Destino."
    --Charles L.K. Davis (Hawaiian tenor) - sings a medley of "night" tunes.
    --The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (comic magician Carl Ballantine)
    --The Elkins Sisters (balancing act)

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  • April 23, 1961
    April 23, 1961
    Episode 28
    4/23/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Harpo Marx (movie comedian) - complete with harp, does pantomime imitations in his comedy routine.
    --Steve Rossi and Marty Allen (comedy team)
    --Buddy Greco (singer)
    --Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (husband & wife musical comedy team)
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team)
    --Richardi (illusionist-magician) - disappearing girl routine.
    --Timmie Rogers (comedian)
    --Marisol (15-year-old Spanish singer-actress)

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  • April 16, 1961: Pearl Bailey, Jerry Orbach, Anna Maria Alberghetti, George Kirby, Jack Carter

    Music:
    --Pearl Bailey performs "New Shoes" (more comedy than singing) and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
    --Pearl Bailey & Carmen De Lavallade - "Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree."
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Come Back To Sorrento" (in Italian).
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Yes My Heart" (from the Broadway musical "Carnival").
    --Jerry Orbach - "Her Face" (from the Broadway musical "Carnival").
    --Sandy Stewart (singer) - "After You've Gone."

    Comedy:
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
    --George Kirby (comedian) - does impressions of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Gary Cooper, Pearl Bailey, and Ed Sullivan.

    Also appearing:
    --Hugh Lambert Dancers (6 Male Jazz Dancers On Gymnasium set)
    --The Dandy Brothers (two clowns from Italy)
    --Audience bow: Mrs. Babe Ruth (Clair Ruth)

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  • April 9, 1961
    April 9, 1961
    Episode 26
    4/9/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Julie Wilson (singer) - "Sentimental Journey" and "Don't Take Your Love From Me."
    --Oscar Brown Jr. (singer) - "The Work Song" and "Dat Dere." --The First Percussion Sextet drum out "London Bridge."
    --Jan Peerce (operatic tenor)
    --Corbett Monica (comedian)
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team) - Hungarian Restaurant sketch.
    --Kimo Lee and the Modernasians (a quartet of Samoan dancers) - sword and fire dances.
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)

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  • April 2, 1961: Charlton Heston, Roger Williams, Leontyne Price, Anita Bryant, Dick Roman

    Guests:
    --Charlton Heston (actor) - dramatic Biblical reading: "Passion Of Our Lord."
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Abide with Me" and an "I Love You Truly"/"Sweethearts" medley.
    --Dick Roman (singer) - "April In Paris."
    --Leontyne Price - Lord's Prayer" and "Vissi D'arte" (second song in Italian).
    --Anita Bryant (singer) - Spring medley.
    --The Baird Puppets with puppeteer Bill Baird - Puppet playing "Easter Parade" on piano.
    --Evana Lein (from the "Sound of Music" play) - "Finding the Magic Easter Egg" production number.
    --Russ Burgess Birds (performing birds) - Birds doing tricks: riding on mini Ferris wheel & railroad train.

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  • March 26, 1961
    March 26, 1961
    Episode 24
    3/26/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Della Reese sings "Bill Bailey."
    --Alfred Drake (musical-comedy star) sings a medley of Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz show-tunes: "You and the Night and the Music," "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You" and "Alone Together."
    --Johnny Carson (comedian)
    --Erroll Garner (jazz pianist)
    --Joan Holloway (dancer)
    --Tony Pastor with sons Tony Jr. and Guy (vocal and instrumental group)

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  • March 19, 1961: Salute to Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe - with Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Robert Goulet

    Salute to Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe.
    Guests:
    --Lerner & Lowe - perform a medley of their tunes including "How to Handle a Woman."
    --Julie Andrews - "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" (production number with cast from "My Fair Lady")
    --Julie Andrews - "I Could Have Danced All Night."
    --Charles Victor - "With a Little Bit of Luck."
    --Julie Andrews & Richard Burton - "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" (from "Camelot")
    --Richard Burton - "Camelot."
    --Julie Andrews & Robert Goulet - "Almost Like Being in Love" (from "Brigadoon")
    --Robert Goulet - "Gigi" and "They Call the Wind Maria."
    --Manolo Fabregas - "Por Que No Aprenden?" (Spanish version of "Why Can't the English?")
    --On film: Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold - "I Remember It Well" (clip from the movie "Gigi")

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  • March 12, 1961: St Patrick's Day Show
    3/12/61
    9.8

    Scheduled guests (St. Patrick's Day theme):
    --Tammy Grimes (musical-comedy star) sings a "Finian's Rainbow" medley.
    --The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem (folk-singing group) - "Brennan On The Moor," "Ballinderry" and "Rising Of The Moon."
    --Pat O'Brien (actor) - tells a few Irish stories.
    --Helen Kane (1920's era singer) - "Kerry Dance" segment.
    --The Emerald Girls Pipe Band of Dublin
    --Brendan O'Dowda (Irish tenor)
    --Mary O'Hara (harpist)
    --The McNiff Irish dancers

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  • March 5, 1961: Louis Armstrong, Bob Newhart, The McGuire Sisters, Earl Grant

    Music:
    --Louis Armstrong & Band - "That's My Home," "Back Home In Indiana," "Blueberry Hill" and "Tiger Rag." --Louis Armstrong & Band - "Now You Has Jazz" and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home."
    --Earl Grant - "Old Man River" and "El Cumbanchero"
    --The McGuire Sisters - "I Love You."
    --The Kane Triplets and The McGuire Sisters - "Kids."
    --Joan Fairfax - "I Enjoy Being A Girl."
    --Ron Hussmann (musical-comedy performer) sings "Carolina in the Morning."
    --Joselito - song title(s) unknown
    Comedy:
    --Bob Newhart (comedian)
    --Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (comedy team)
    --The Novelities (musical-comedy group)
    Also appearing:
    --The Dancers from Broadway's "13 Daughters."
    --Jackie Wilson (announced at beginning of show, but does not perform?)

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  • February 26, 1961
    February 26, 1961
    Episode 20
    2/26/61
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian)
    --Spike Jones (bandleader-comedian) - Leonard Bernstein parody.
    --Shari Lewis (puppeteer-ventriloquist)
    --Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) performs "Necessity."
    --Blossom Seeley sings "Toddling the Todalo."
    --The Piero Brothers (jugglers)

  • February 19, 1961: Lucille Ball and Paul Stewart, Rowan and Martin, Wayne and Shuster, Leon Bibb

    --Lucille Ball and Paula Stewart sing "Hey, Look Me Over," in a scene from their Broadway play "Wildcat."

    Music
    :
    --Leon Bib (folk singer) - "The Ox Driver" and "Maria." --The Bill Black Combo (instrumental group, former back-up group to Elvis) - instrumental medley: "Don't Be Cruel," "Cherry Pink" & "Hearts Of Stone."
    --Lisa Carroll - "Language Of Love" (new segment added to the Aug. 6, 1961 repeat?)

    Comedy
    :
    --On tape: Wayne And Schuster (comedy team) - Western saloon sketch with Ed Sullivan playing "Dead Eye" (clip from the Feb. 7, 1961 "Red Skelton Show" when Ed guest-hosted for Red).
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team) - do a diet doctor routine.
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - sings "Sing You Sinners," and does beatnik jokes & a flamingo dance.
    --Justin Wilson (Cajun storyteller)

    Also appearing:
    --Sondra Lee & Buzz Miller (dancers) - modern jazz routine (with back-up dancers).

    CBS repeated this show on August 6, 1961 with a new segment with singer Lisa Carroll.

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  • February 12, 1961: Henry Fonda, Peggy Lee, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Paul Anka

    Music:
    --Peggy Lee sings "Winter Weather," "Why Don't You Do Right?" and 1 more song.
    --Paul Anka (singer) - "The Story of My Love," "Somebody Loves Me" and "My Funny Valentine."
    --The Wanderers (doo wop vocal quartet) sings "Shad Rack" and an Israeli song "Where Can I Go?"
    Comedy:
    --Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (comedians)
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Henry Fonda (actor) - reads two Abraham Lincoln speeches: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his farewell speech at Springfield.
    --Claude Thompson and Carmen de Lavallade (modern dancers) - perform John Butler's conception of "Willow Weep for Me."
    --Tony Risso (musician, introduced as a "one man band") - plays a novelty musical instrument: an air pump with balloon attached.
    --The Martelli Trio (comedic acrobatic dancers from France)
    --Audience bows: Jimmy Durante & his wife Margie Little.

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  • February 5, 1961: Dorothy Dandridge, George Jessel, Pete Fountain, Barry Sisters, Errol Garner

    Music:
    --Dorothy Dandrige (actress-singer) - "Lonely Little Lady In The Dark," "Everytime" & "Somebody."
    --Pete Fountain (clarinet player with his jazz quartet) - "I Got Rhythm."
    --Errol Garner (jazz pianist w/combo) - "Solitaire" & "It's All Right With Me."
    --Cesare Siepi (operic basso) - possibly the Neapolitan song "I' Te Vurria Vasa."
    --The Barry Sisters (singers) - "Ciao, Ciao" & "Bambino" (in Italian & English)

    Comedy:
    --George Jessel - tells jokes & sings "Toot Toot Tootsie" (Al Jolsen song).
    --Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall (comedy team) - bar sketch with a hung over man with the shakes. (Peter Marshall from the "Hollywood Squares")

    Also appearing:
    --Mira Brassfield & Doris Fuchs (Olympic gymnasts doing a parallel bar routine).
    --Boy Scouts recite oath.
    --Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - modern dance number.
    --Audience bows: Joey Ray, Abe Lasgow, and Gene Delmont
    --On film: scenes from the movie "The Misfits" with Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift.

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  • January 29, 1961
    January 29, 1961
    Episode 16
    1/29/61
    0.0

    --Salvador Dali (artist) - demonstrates a new painting technique by firing a paint-filled capsule at a large canvas.
    Music:
    --Carol Channing (musical-comedy star) - routine includes an imitation of Marlene Dietrich.
    --James Darren (singer) - "Walkin' My Baby Back Home."
    --Carmen McRae (singer) - "Isn't It Romantic?" and "Comes Love."
    --Hank and David (Hank Mixsell and David Simmons) - "Lopsided, Overloaded (And It Wiggled When We Rode It)."
    Comedy:
    --Guy Marks (comedian) - does impersonations of Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Gary Cooper and an Indian chief.
    --Wally Boag (comedian) - routine about the different ways people blow up balloons.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Ferrante and Teicher (piano duo)
    --Roberto Iglesias (dancer with his company of Spanish dancers)

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  • January 22, 1961
    January 22, 1961
    Episode 15
    1/22/61
    0.0

    Guests (verified):
    --Sam Levene (actor) - does a dramatic reading from "The World Of Sholom Aleichem" (possibly the story "How Tevya Became a Dairyman").
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist)
    --Princess Trajana (trapeze performer)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --The Belafonte Folk Singers
    --Don Adams (comedian) - does a magic act.
    --Joselito (13-year-old Spanish singer making his 2nd Sullivan appearance) - "Little Carousel" & "Ave Maria."
    --Augie and Margo (dancers)
    Cancelled guests:
    --The McGuire Sisters, scheduled to perform "Run, Run, Run," cancelled their appearance after Phyllis McGuire became hospitalized.

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  • January 8, 1961: Sal Mineo, Bob Newhart, Bob and Ray, Damita Jo, Robert Goulet, Gogi Grant

    --Sal Mineo (actor) reads from Exodus Chapter 15.
    Music:
    --Gogi Grant - sings a medley of songs from "Gypsy."
    --Robert Goulet (Sir Lancelot from Broadway's "Camelot") sings "By Myself" ("C'est Moi") and "If Ever I Would Leave You" (both songs from "Camelot").
    --Damita Jo sings "It's Too Soon to Know."
    Comedy:
    --Dewey Pigmeat Martin (comedian) - does a lemon under the table routine
    --Bob and Ray (comedy team) - "Man in the Seat" routine with Ray as audience member interviewed by radio announcer Bob.
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) - submarine routine
    Also appearing:
    --Janbez (acrobatic duo from Iran)
    --Audience bow: Joe Pasternak

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  • January 1, 1961
    January 1, 1961
    Episode 13
    1/1/61
    0.0

    Guests (verified):
    --Fran Jeffries (singer)
    --The Rudas Dancers (Australian dance troupe)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Nancy Dussault (singer-actress, from the Broadway musical "Do Re Mi").
    --George Jessel (comedian)
    --Sam Levenson (comedian)
    --Earl Grant (singer-organist)

  • December 25, 1960: Odetta, Roberta Peters, Alfred Drake, Robert Shaw Chorale

    Music:
    --Roberta Peters & Alfred Drake - "Winter Wonderland" duet.
    --Roberta Peters (opera singer dressed in traditional Swiss costume) - "Swiss Echo Song."
    --Alfred Drake (musical comedy star) - "I Wonder As I Wander."
    --Odetta sings "Shout For Joy" & "Poor Little Jesus."
    --The Sound of Music girls (Broadway cast?) sing "Little Snowman."
    --Robert Shaw Chorale (caroling through Rockefeller Center) - "Joy To The World," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" & "The First Noel."
    --Robert Shaw Chorale (at end of show) - medley of European Christmas songs.
    Also appearing:
    --The Baird Puppets - Sketch where an elf puppet kidnaps Ed. Ed becomes a puppet introducing acts for Baird.
    --Gali Gali (magician) - does tricks, assisted by Desi Arnaz (Jr.?) and Steven Marx (Groucho's grandson).
    --Margi Lee (ice skater at Wollman Memorial Skating Rink in New York's Central Park) - skates to "The Nutcracker."
    Also:
    --Ed Sullivan reads a poem about Jesus titled "The Stranger," while the Robert Shaw Chorale hums "Silent Night."
    --Night scenes of NYC: RCA skyscraper lit at night & 65 Foot Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza.

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  • December 18, 1960: Mahalia Jackson, Roger Williams, Jack Carter, Hal March, The Limeliters, Phil Ford & Mimi Hines

    Music:
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Flight Of the Bumblebee" & "O Come All Ye Faithful."
    --Mahalia Jackson sings "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" and "By His Word."
    --The Limeliters (folk singers) - "There's A Meeting Here Tonight" & When I Came To This Land" (with solo by Glenn Yarborough).
    --Trude Adams (sings to a puppet) - "Look Where You're Going."
    --Roger Williams, and other guests, join Ed Sullivan for "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."
    Comedy:
    --Hal March & Tom D' Andrea (former comedy team, reunited) - Army skit: two pals discuss their lives in the service.
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about show business & society.
    --Coco The Chimp (Chimp act) - Chimp in army uniform performs military stances.
    --Phil Ford & Mimi Hines (husband & wife comedy team) - play a British couple, Reggie & Cynthia, then sing "Wherever We Go."

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  • December 11, 1960
    December 11, 1960
    Episode 10
    12/11/60
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    Scheduled guests:
    --Teresa Brewer (singer) - "Ridin' High" (with male dancers).
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --Guy Marks (comedian)
    --Billy Eckstine (singer) - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team)
    --Pompoff Thedy and family (clown trio)
    --The Swe-Danes (a vocal and instrumental trio from Scandinavia)

  • December 4, 1960: Jackie Wilson, Mort Sahl, Jane Morgan, Joselito

    Music:
    --Jackie Wilson - "To Be Loved," "Lonely Teardrops" & "Alone At Last."
    --Jane Morgan sings "I Gave My Love a Cherry" (aka "The Riddle Song") and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."
    --Joyce Flissler (violinist) - "Melodie" (Tchaikovsky)
    --Joselito (10-year-old Spanish singer) - "Alegrias" & "Violino Tzgana" (correct song titles?)
    Comedy:
    --Mort Sahl (stand-up comedian) - talks the new president JFK and U.S. foreign policy. Sahl describes his own experiences in the Korean War followed by a stay at a Veterans' psychiatric clinic, the NYC police, Charles Van Doren's quiz show scandal, and the U.N.
    --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - perform a Sinclair Lewis & "Mutiny On the Bounty" bit.
    Also appearing:
    --Bernard Lee (Hawaiian fire dancer & torch juggler)
    --Rod Alexander and Carmen G. (dance team) - couple dances to records: "Hoedown," "Theme From 'The Apartment'" & "The Hucklebuck."
    --Audience bows: Colleen Dewhurst and Aline MacMahon (stars of the Broadway play "All the Way Home").

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  • November 27, 1960: Phyllis Diller, Tony Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Birgit Nilsson, Wayne and Shuster

    Music:
    --Birgit Nilsson (opera singer) - "O Mio Babbino Caro" (from Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi").
    --Tony Martin - "Stella By Starlight" and "You Made Me Love You."
    --Tony Martin & Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Singing In The Rain" and a "It's A Lovely Day"/"Pennies From Heaven" medley.
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti sings "I've Got The World On A String" and "Tonight." Comedy:
    --Phyllis Diller - stand-up routine, talks about her "Domestic Prowess."
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - comedy sketch, the issue violence in TV westerns is addressed at a P.T.A. meeting.
    Also appearing:
    --The 1960 All-America Football Team (selected by the American Football Coaches Association) appearing on stage: Mike Ditka, Ken Rice, Joe Romig, E.J. Holub, Tom Brown, Bob Lilly, Danny LaRose, Jake Gibbs, Joe Bellino, Ernie Davis, and Bob Ferguson.
    --Audience bows: Rip Engle (Penn State football coach), Murray Warmath (University of Minnesota football coach), and George K. 'Lefty' James (Cornell University football head coach).
    --Audience bows: George Christopher (Mayor of San Francisco), Ben West (Nashville mayor), Anthony J. Celebrezze (Cleveland mayor), Charles C. Dail (Mayor of San Diego), and Robert Christenberry (postmaster of New York).

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  • November 20, 1960: Jerry Lewis, Connie Francis, Sophie Tucker, Ford and Reynolds, Bert Wheeler
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings "Many Tears Ago" and "Mom-E-Le (Mother Dear)" (Jewish song).
    --The Ferreira Brothers (four musicians from Columbia) - "To No Me Quieres Mas."
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal-instrumental trio from Korea) - routine includes a Korean song, an Al Jolson medley, and "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --Sophie Tucker does a routine titled "Staying Young" (aka "Being in the Business of Staying Young").
    Comedy:
    --Jerry Lewis (movie comedian in his first Sullivan appearance since 1948) - does an 8 minute routine which includes giving Ed some pointers on how to be a more personable host.
    --Bert Wheeler and Tom Dillon (comedy team) - Wheeler plays a mother in a comedy sketch.
    --Ford and Reynolds (comedy team of Frankie Ford and Gary Reynolds)
    Also appearing:
    --The Marquis Chimps (Gene Detroy's trained animal act)

    August 27, 1961 repeat (new segments edited into 27Aug1961 rerun):
    --Peter Palmer sings "I'm Sitting on Top of the World."
    --The Wazzan Troupe (Moroccan tumblers)
    --Necker's Leaping Dalmations.
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  • November 13, 1960: Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Shirley Bassey, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon

    Broadway:
    Three scenes from "Bye Bye Birdie" (Broadway cast)
    --Trio of teenage girls sing "We Love You Conrad" (joined by Dick Van Dyke).
    --Dick Van Dyke sings "Put on A Happy Face" (song & dance number with teenage girl).
    --Chita Rivera - "Spanish Rose" (production number).
    Music:
    --Shirley Bassey sings "S'wonderful" & "The Party's Over."
    --Beatrice Lillie - "Little White Bull."
    Comedy:
    --Walter Pidgeon (actor) and Beatrice Lillie appear in "Bored, Bored, Bored," a comedy sketch written by Nat Hiken.
    --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - routine about an alcoholic who tries to stop drinking.
    --Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian) - routine about a school teacher.
    Also appearing:
    --John Wayne promotes his film "The Alamo."
    --Le Bully Trio (German clown novelty act).

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  • November 6, 1960: Broadcast from Chicago (Part Two in Ed Sullivan's "See America" series)

    Filmed in Chicago (the 2nd in Sullivan's "See America" series)

    Guests (performing at various Chicago locations):
    --Charlton Heston at Northwestern University. Ed talks with Heston about his days at Northwestern. Heston recites the Carl Sandburg poem "Chicago."
    --Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) sings "How Great Thou Art" to group of children.
    --Benny Goodman (clarinetist) - "Running Wild" and, at the Art Institute, plays with Chicago's Fine Arts String Quartet.
    --Bob Newhart (stand-up comedy routine: school for bus drivers, Chicago) Segment probably filmed at Loyola University.
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with Charlie McCarthy) - Bergen wears a Viking helmet while they tell a story about the Vikings.
    --Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) - "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
    --The Swe-Danes (vocal-instrumental trio) - "The Swe-Dane Shuffle" and "Cukoo Bird"
    --Medinan Black Horse Troop (Black Horse Guards) - equestrian troupe ride in a formation parade.

    Throughout the program Sullivan visits different Chicago sites: Ed walks through O'Hare Airport & shows footage of Butch O'Hare in Navy plane; Hull House; Colorado Cowboys at Stock Yard; footage of Johnny Weismuller at swimming pool; the Chicago water tower shown; Ed talks about the 1871 Chicago fire; aerial footage of stock yards; livestock auction; and the Chicago Art Institute.

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  • October 23, 1960
    October 23, 1960
    Episode 4
    10/23/60
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    Scheduled guests:
    --Paul Anka sings "Summer's Gone."
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Erroll Garner (jazz pianist)
    --Eileen Farrell (soprano) sings a pop song and an operatic aria.
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (husband and wife musical-comedy duo) - sing a medley of songs.
    --The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons Lindsay, Phillip and Dennis) - perform songs from their nightclub act.
    --The Five Williams (juggling act).

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  • October 16, 1960: Show taped in San Francisco

    Broadcast from San Francisco (the 1st in Sullivan's "See America" series):
    --Peggy Lee - "I Love Being Here with You," "Yes Indeed" & "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)."
    --Johnny Mathis sings "Gal with the Yeller Shoes," "Come Dance with Me" and "My Love For You."
    --The Dave Brubeck Quartet - "I'm In The Dancing Mood".
    --Mort Sahl (comedian) - tells jokes about politicians.
    --The Limelighters (folk singers) - "Headin' for the Hills" and "There's a Meeting Here Tonight."
    --Dorothy Kirsten (opera singer) sings "Un Bel Di" (aria from "Madame Butterfly").
    --Ginny Tiu and her siblings (Alexander, Vicky and Elizabeth) perform "I've Been Working On The Railroad."
    --The San Francisco Boys Chorus sing a tribute to San Francisco.

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  • October 2, 1960: Bob Newhart, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, The McGuire Sisters

    Guests:
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) - does a monologue about an employee who releases all of his pent-up resentment at his retirement party.
    --Mickey Rooney & Joey Foreman (comedy sketch) - Rooney plays a drunken, inept Senator interviewed by reporter Forman.
    --Danny Thomas (stand-up routine: sings a little & tells jokes about marriage)
    --The McGuire Sisters - "I Love You"
    --The McGuire Sisters & the Kane Triplets - "Kids" (from "Bye Bye Birdie"); "Hound Dog" excerpt, "When the Saints Go Marching In" & "That Old Soft Shoe"
    --Earl Grant (singer-organist) - "Old Man River" and "El Cumbanchero"
    --Harvest Moon Dancers (perform various dances: the rhumba, waltz, polka, jitterbug, and the fox trot)

    Audience bows: Roger Maris, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford; Bill "Moose" Skowron (of the New York Yankees); Wilma Rudolph (Olympic track star who won 3 gold metals); Marjorie Lord; Andy Griffith; Al Mingert (Mingert bows from stage).

    CBS repeated this show on July 16, 1961.

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  • September 25, 1960: David Seville and The Chipmunks (puppets), Red Buttons, Patachou, Jan Peerce

    Guests:
    --David Seville & the Chipmunks (The Bunin Puppets as the Chipmunks) - "Comin' Round The Mountain" & "The Witch Doctor"
    --Red Buttons - Thank Heaven For Little Girls"
    --Patachou - "Manege" (in French) & "All The Way"
    --Dick Roman - "Wagon Wheels" & "The Sound Of Music" and, later in show, a medley of French songs: "C'est Si Bon," "April In Paris," "Rigalle," "Aupres De Ma Blonde" & "Poor People Of Paris"
    --Jan Peerce - "Vesti La Giubbia"
    --The Ardrey Sisters (singers/dancers) - while seated, they tap dance as if they are typing and, later in show, they sing & tape dance to "Mountain Music."
    --Bob Hammond's Birds (cockatoos) - sketch with birds attacking a fort
    --Rex William's Elephants (animal act, one elephant stands on backs of two others)
    --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist doing variation of the "Who's On First" routine using band members instead of ball players)
    --Milbourne Christopher (magician) - does rope trick, then makes 10 people appear from a box.

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