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) - talks with Ed. (A week earlier, Mays became the 9th Major League player to hit four home runs in one game.)
    --Ted Atkinson (veteran jockey)

    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 Carl Ballantine)
    --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

    Broadway:
    --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."
    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 featuring singer Lisa Carroll.
    --Lisa Carroll - "Language Of Love."

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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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