The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 14

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Episode Guide

  • August 19, 1962: TV Debuts of Talented Newcomers

    Ed introduces thirteen talented newcomers making their TV debuts, including:
    --Joey Hollingsworth (tap dancer)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    Music:
    --Tony Darryl (pop singer) - "This Nearly Was Mine."
    --Yolanda White (11-year-old pop singer).
    --Augustin Anievas (pianist) - "Liszt's Etude No. 10"
    --Janis Martin (mezzo soprano opera singer)
    --Olivette Miller (jazz harpist)
    --Arlene Fontana (singer-dancer)
    --Donald Hulme (accordionist) - "William Tell Overture."
    Comedy:
    --Bobbie/Bobbi Baker (comedian)
    --Norman and Dean (comedy team)
    Also appearing:
    --Korengo (Hungarian magician)
    --The Three Cathalas (perch act)
    --Wells and The Four Fays (tumblers)

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  • August 12, 1962: Burt Lancaster, Dion, Diahann Carroll, Abbe Lane and Xavier Cugat

    Guests:
    --Burt Lancaster (actor) - introduces clips from his film "Birdman of Alcatraz."
    --Dion - "It Ain't Necessarily So" & "Lover Come Back to Me."
    --Diahann Carroll (singer, from Broadway's "No Strings") - "Love Walked In" & "Poor Little Rich Girl."
    --Xavier Cugat (orchestra leader) and Abbe Lane - "Malaguena Salerosa."
    --Abbe Lane (wife of Xavier Cugat) - "Mon Manege a Moi."
    --Xavier Cugat with dancers Augie and Margo - "El Cumbanchero."
    --Will Jordan (comedian-impressionist)
    --Marie Wilson (comedian)
    --The Bertinis (a bicycle act)

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  • July 22, 1962: From the Stardust Nightclub in Las Vegas - Patti Page, Rowan and Martin, Billy Eckstine

    Show taped at the Stardust Nightclub in Las Vegas.
    Guests:
    --Patti Page sings "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window?" "Old Cape Cod," "With My Eyes Wide Open," "Allegheny Moon" & "Night and Day."
    --Dan Rowan & Dick Martin (comedy team).
    --Billy Eckstine (singer) - "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    --Martha Anne Bentley (ballet dancer)
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist, with his dummy Velvel)
    --The Dunhills (tap dancers)
    --The Novelites (vocal-instrumental comedy group)
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act)

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  • July 1, 1962: From the Moulin Rouge in Paris - Connie Francis, Danielle Darrieux, Johnny Halliday
    Show taped at the Moulin Rouge night club in Paris, France.
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings "Jamais," "M'Lord," "'S Wonderful," and "You Always Hurt The One You Love."
    --Connie Francis, Gino 'Johnny' Dorelli, and Johnny Hallyday sing "You're The Tops."
    --Johnny Halliday (with combo) - "Pony Time" & "Kiliwatch."
    --Danielle Darrieux (French movie star) sings "September In Paris" (in French).
    --Gino 'Johnny' Dorelli (Italian singer) - "Love In Portofino."
    --Annie Cordy (French singer) - "Le Vieux Pianola."
    Comedy:
    --The Cinco Brutos (comic singing group) sing "Little Darling," "See You Later Alligator" & "Baby Rock."
    --Gino Donati (comic opera singer, acrobat) - sings opera while doing a balancing act.
    Also appearing:
    --Gil Dova (juggler).
    --Eddie Seifert and Company (three contortionists)
    --The Moulin Rouge Can-Can Dancers.
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  • June 24, 1962: 14th Anniversary Show - Bing Crosby; Jerry Lewis; Theresa Brewer
    14th Anniversary Show (Ed is in audience for most of show).
    Music:
    --Bing Crosby sings "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me."
    --Theresa Brewer - 'Smile' medley (with dancers wearing Ed Sullivan masks)
    --Kate Smith sings "Climb Every Mountain."
    Comedy:
    --Lucille Ball (cameo, riding on top of elephant) - wishes Ed well.
    --Jerry Lewis (cameo) tries to get Ed to give a more enthusiastic delivery.
    --Steve Allen - rummages through props from previous shows.
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - makes jokes about the show, tries to get Ed & Arthur to laugh but they remain stone faced.
    --Phil Silvers & Jack Benny (backstage, joke about Ed)
    --Johnny Carson (stand-up comedy & presents plaque to Ray Bloch)
    --Red Buttons (mime sketch, tries to light the candles on Ed's anniversary cake)
    --Ted Mack introduces Will Jordan.
    --Will Jordan - impersonates Ed Sullivan.
    --George Gobel (comedian, plays a conductor of a choir singing in praise of Ed.
    Also appearing:
    --Arthur & Katherine Murray (dancers) - "Anniversary Waltz"
    --Hubbell Robinson (CBS executive) presents Ed with plaque of appreciation.
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  • June 17, 1962: Dave Brubeck, Frank Gorshin, Robert Goulet, The Highwaymen, Nipsey Russell

    Guests:
    --Dave Brubeck (with his jazz quartet) - "Take Five" (with Paul Desmondon on sax).
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does imitations of various celebrities
    --Nipsey Russell (rhyming comedian)
    --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) - "Where Do I Go from Here?" "Falling in Love With Love" & "Two Different Worlds"
    --The Highwaymen (folk singers) - "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" & "Sinner Man"
    --Gloria Lynne (singer) - "Impossible" & "June Night"
    --Eagle and Man (comedy team) - act includes a Louis Armstrong imitation
    --The Tinellis (acrobats from the Latin Quarter)
    --The Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - female dancers wearing tight slacks
    --On film: Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox executive) gives baseball tips to young athletes.

    Scheduled guest:
    --Noelle Adam (dancer) - scheduled to appear but not mentioned on transcript

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  • June 10, 1962: Larry Storch, The Lettermen, Danny Lewis, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris

    Music:
    --The Lettermen (vocal trio) - "How Is Julie?"
    --Danny Lewis (veteran song and dance man, father of Jerry Lewis)
    --Julie Wilson sings a medley of Cole Porter songs (possibly "That Old Feeling" and "Once in a Lifetime").

    Comedy:
     --Jerry Van Dyke (comedian performing with banjo) - performs a humorous song.
    --Jackie Mason (comedian)
    --Larry Storch (stand-up comedian) - impersonates John F. Kennedy.

    Also appearing:
    --Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris (of the New York Yankees) appear on stage with Ed Sullivan (scheduled to give tips to young baseball players).
    --The Hanneford Family (equestrians, from Ringling Brothers Circus) - appear in 2 segments.
    --Copenhagen dancers (circus act) - 2 blonde women do acrobatics, balancing
    --Cameos: Spelling Bee champions Neddy Crawford (13-year-old) and Michael Day (14-year-old)

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  • June 3, 1962: Rudy Vallee, Paul Anka, Chita Rivera, Peter Nero, Peg Leg Bates, Bill Dana

    Guests:
    --Paul Anka (singer) - "A Steel Guitar and A Glass of Wine."
    --Chita Rivera (musical-comedy performer) - "This Could be the Start of Something Big" song and dance.
    --Rudy Vallee (singer-actor, from Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying") sings "The Big Hurt."
    --Peter Nero (pianist)
    --Peg Leg Bates (tap dancer)
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) - plays an astronaut interviewed by Ed.
    --Dave Barry (comedian)
    --Adam Keefe (comedian)
    --Smaxie and Maxie (performing seals)

    Scheduled to appear:
    --Willie Mays (of the San Francisco Giants, giving baseball tips for kids)

    CBS repeated this show on September 16, 1962.

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  • May 27, 1962: Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, Red Buttons, Hank Greenberg, Wayne and Shuster
    Music:
    --Jackie Wilson - "Lonely Teardrops" & "Forever and a Day."
    --Connie Francis - "Second Hand Love," "Hey, Ring-A-Ding" and "How Can I Go On?"
    --Connie Francis also sings a medley of Irish songs: "McNamara's Band" and "A Little Bit Of Heaven."
    Dance:
    --Conrad 'Little Buck' Buckner (tap dancer) dances to "I Got Rhythm."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team, making their 40th Sullivan appearance) - do a spoof of Westerns titled "The Quiet Stranger."
    Also appearing:
    --Red Buttons (actor) - in a monologue, talks about working on location in Africa for the movie "Hatari!"
    --Hank Greenberg (former baseball player) - gives batting tips.
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  • May 20, 1962: Peggy Lee, Jackie Robinson, Slappy White, The Brothers Four, Georgie Kay

    Music:
    --Peggy Lee - medley: "The Sweetest Sounds," "I'll Get By," "I'll Believe In You" and "New York City Blues."
    --The Brothers Four (folk singers) - "This Train" and "This Land Is Your Land."
    --Martha Perez (mezzo-soprano opera singer from Cuba) - sings a medley of Cuban songs.
    --Louis Prima appears on stage and plays trumpet.

    Comedy:
    --Slappy White (stand up comedian) - Various topics.
    --Georgie Kay (stand-up comedian) - routine about ladies meeting for lunch.
    --Elliot Reed (comedian impersonating JFK at news conference)

    Also appearing:
    --Jackie Robinson (baseball great) - appears on stage with Ed and gives batting tips.
    --Hugh Lambert & his Dancers - four couples dance the "Masquerade" waltz.
    --The Five Verdus / Los Verdu (balancing act from West Germany) - 4 women & 1 man balancing on large balls.
    --Ed shows photos and films of Hong Kong.
    --Audience bows: Johnny Rotz (jockey); Lou Pondfield (Pimlico Vice President).
    --Ed talks about the USS Constellation, aerial film of the ship, followed by an audience bow by Captain Thomas Jackson Walker.

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  • May 13, 1962
    May 13, 1962
    Episode 35
    5/13/62
    0.0

    Scheduled guests (compiled from various sources).
    Music:
    --Bobby Darin (singer, appearance postponed from previous week due to laryngitis) - scheduled to perform a 12-minute excerpt from his nightclub act.
    --Jaye P. Morgan (singer)
    --Bobby Weston (singer) and Howard Butler (pianist) (both 16-year-olds from Jamaica) - perform "Jamaica Farewell," "I Believe" and "Like Young."
    --Joan Sutherland (Metropolitan Opera star, appearance possibly cancelled)
    --Peg-Leg Bates (tap dancer)
    Comedy:
    --Nancy Walker (comedienne) - plays a choosy customer at a shoe store.
    --Joey Adams (comedian)
    --Alan Gale (comedian)
    --Al Kelly (double-talk expert)
    Also scheduled:
    --Warren Spahn (left-handed pitcher of the Milwaukee Braves) - gives tips to Little Leaguers.

    According the the syndicated TV Key column, Jaye P. Morgan was scheduled to perform "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me," "Let's Do It," and "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe." But a different newspaper source lists her songs as "You'll Never Get Away From Me" (from "Gypsy") and "Music Maestro Please."

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  • May 6, 1962
    May 6, 1962
    Episode 34
    5/6/62
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Diahann Carroll (star of the Broadway musical "No Strings") sings "It Had to Be You" and "Hum Drum Blues."
    --The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (magician-comedian Carl Ballantine)
    --Corbett Monica (monologist-comedian)
    --Francis and Blair (Vaudeville comedy team)
    --The Valenos (dancers)
    --Dick Contino (accordionist)

  • April 29, 1962: Johnny Mathis, Jackie Mason, The McGuire Sisters, Rip Taylor

    Music:
    --Johnny Mathis sings "Marianna," "Love, Look Away" & "Love."
    --The McGuire Sisters sing "That's A Plenty," "You're Driving Me Crazy" & "I Love A Violin."

    Comedy:
    --Jackie Mason (comedian)
    --Rip Taylor (comedian)
    --Guy Marks (comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team) - tribute to the blues.
    --The Madcaps (novelty harmonica duo)
    --The Waterbird Show (performing ducks)

    CBS repeated this episode on September 2, 1962.

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  • April 22, 1962: Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Connie Stevens

    Music:
    --Connie Stevens (actress from "Hawaiian Eye") sings "Dancing in the Dark."
    --Harry Belafonte (singer, in an extended segment) - "Crawdad Song," "Mule Skinner," "Try to Remember" "The Baby Boy" and "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" (and possibly "Kingston Way").
    --Miriam Makeba (South African folksinger) - "Kilimanjaro (Hunting Song and Boot Dance)" & "(Love Tastes Like) Strawberries."
    --Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - perform a duet.

    Also appearing:
    --Thelma Lee (comedienne)
    --On film: Ed Sullivan appears as a clown (complete with grease paint & baggy costume) at Ringling Brothers Circus. The film also features clown act Mike Coco and his Cuckoo Calciminers, Stevenson's Dogs (performing poodles), and Unus (an equilibrist, balancing-on-one finger).

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  • April 15, 1962: Liberace, Mahalia Jackson, Teresa Brewer, Sophia Loren, Larry Storch, Pat Henning

    Music:
    --Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) - "Old Time Religion" & "Were You There?"
    --Teresa Brewer - " South Rampart Street Parade" & "Love Makes The World Go Round"
    -- Liberace (pianist) - "Foggy Day" & "Tico Tico."
     --Liberace (later in show) - tribute to Vaudeville medley: "This Old Piano," "Piano Roll Blues" & "Old Soft Shoe." Liberace then dances the soft shoe to "Me & My Shadow."

    Comedy:
    --Larry Storch (comedian) - does impressions of United Nations Delegates and JFK.
    --Pat Henning (stand-up comedian) - makes a handkerchief dance, jokes about baldness, and does a Bette Davis impression.
    --Helene & Howard (comedy dance team)

    Also appearing:
    --Sophia Loren - short interview (on film?) Sophia talks about her film "Two Women."
    --Cameo: Maximilian Schell (actor, Academy Award winning performance from "Judgement at Nuremberg").
    --Cameos: George Chakiris & Rita Moreno (actors, short scene from "West Side Story" shown).
    --Hugh Lambert Dancers - do a dance in celebration of baseball
    --Excess Baggage (trained dog act)
    --Audience bow: John Ringling North (circus producer)

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  • April 8, 1962
    April 8, 1962
    Episode 30
    4/8/62
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Lionel Hampton (bandleader-vibraphone player, with his band)
    --Franco Corelli (opera tenor) - Aria from "Tosca."
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal group)
    --Anita Bryant (singer)
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Professor Backwards (comedian)
    --Hal and Barbara Loman (dancers)
    --Rudy Cardenas (juggler)
    --On film: Cyd Charisse and choreographer Roland Petit in a dance sequence from the movie "Black Tights" with voice-over by Maurice Chevalier.

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  • April 1, 1962: Jackie Wilson, Patti Page, Wayne & Shuster, Myron Cohen

    Music:
    --Jackie Wilson - "Heart."
    -- Patti Page - "Most People Get Married" & "All The Way"
    --Anna Moffo - "Aria" from "Romeo & Juliet."

    Comedy:
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine: "Sam Casey, Dedicated Auto Mechanic" (phony TV show)
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about old ladies)
    --Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedy act) judge passes out sentences
    --Parker & Betty Keane (comedy team doing a sketch about a husband & wife)
    --Kasten's Animal Fantasy (monkey act)

    Also:
    --On film: Ann Margret singing "Mack the Knife" (screen test for "State Fair")
    --On film: Ann Margret & Pat Boone sing "Willing And Eager" (clip from "State Fair")
    --Audience bow: Colleen Dewhurst

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  • March 25, 1962: Sid Caesar; Jackie Mason; "No Strings" cast including Diahann Carroll & Richard Kiley

    Guests:
    --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - does imitations, appears with Ed. Later in show, tells jokes about income tax and JFK.
    --Carol Lawrence & Hugh Lambert - dance from "Subways Are Sleeping."
    --Carol Lawrence - "When The Sun Comes Out."
    --Sid Caesar (comedian) - does a pantomime of people waking up in the morning.
    --Sid Caesar & Carol Lawrence - do a comic performance of "Shadow Waltz."
    --Earl Grant & Bill Grant - "Lonesome Road."

    Cast of the Richard Rogers Broadway show "No Strings":
    --Diahann Carroll - "The Sweetest Sound"/"Sweetest Sounds" (from "No Strings") and "Loads of Love."
    --Richard Kiley, Bernice Massi & cast - "Be My Host" (production number from "No Strings").
    --Richard Kiley - "No Strings."
    --Noelle Adam - also in "No Strings" cast.

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  • March 18, 1962: Robert Goulet, Rowan and Martin, Dick Haymes and Fran Jefferies

    Music:
    --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) - "All Of You" & "Two Different Worlds."
    --Dick Haymes & Fran Jefferies - medley: "Come On Get Happy," "I'm Gonna Love You Like Nobody's Loved You" & "I'd Know You Anywhere."
    --Maria Neglia (violinist).

    Comedy:
    --Rowan And Martin (comedy team) - do a skit about people who live underground.
    --Alan Gale (stand-up comedian) - topics: people who worry, Michigan & Notre Dame football jokes.
    --Bob Lewis (stand-up comedian) - more jokes about worrying.
    --Rickey Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - Ed talks with dummy.

    Also appearing:
    --Johnny Hart (magician) - performs magic act, card tricks, silk tricks, etc.
    --Juan Carlo Copez & Maria Neives (dancers from Argentina)
    --Gail Hart (child performer) - young baton twirler.
    --Paul Sydell & Susie (trained animal act) - dog performs handstands.

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  • March 11, 1962: Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland, Maureen O'Hara, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Rydell

    1962 St. Patrick's Day show

    Broadway:
    --Henry Fonda & Olivia de Havilland (actors) - perform a scene from "Gift of Time" set on cruise ship. A doting wife tries to care for her fatally ill husband.

    Music:
     --Maureen O'Hara (actress) sings "Come Back to Erin" & "If I Loved You."
    --Rosemary Clooney (singer) - "Cabin in the Sky" & "Give Me the Simple Life."
    --Pat Rooney, Maureen O'Hara, Rosemary Clooney and Ed Sullivan - "Great Day for the Irish" & "Danny Boy."
    --Pat Rooney (82-year-old song-and-dance man) - sings "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady" and tap dances.
    --Bobby Rydell - "Mammy."
    --Folias de Espana (Argentine dance & singing troupe) - Flamenco dancers perform to "Los Tres Caballos." Entire troupe returns later in show for another performance.

    Also appearing:
    --Pat Buttram (stand-up comedian)
    --The Three Houcs (juggling act from Germany) - a father & his daughters juggle pins
    --Audience bows: NY Senator Jack Javits & wife
    --Hugh Lambert Dancers (modern dancers, series regulars) - "Where Did You Get That Hat?"

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  • March 4, 1962: Fats Domino, Art Carney, Phyllis Diller, Connie Stevens, Tommy Sands

    Music:
    --Fats Domino - "Jambalaya" & "Let The Four Winds Blow."
    --Connie Stevens & Tommy Sands - "Maggie Blue."
    --Connie Stevens - "Wild Is The Wind."
    --Tommy Sands - "Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do" & "More Than You Know."
    --Johnny Puleo Gang - six harmonica players perform "Heart Of My Heart."

    Broadway:
    --Broadway cast of "Take Her, She's Mine" (Art Carney, Phyllis Thacher, Elizabeth Ashley and June Harding) perform scenes from play: Airport scene where family says goodbye to college bound daughter & scene where daughter comes home for Christmas all grown up.

    Comedy:
    --Phyllis Diller (stand-up comedian) - topics: living in New York, eating in Japanese restaurants, and her marriage
    --Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian) - jokes about wife, marriage.

    Also:
    --Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Paula Prentiss - Voted most popular stars, most versatile performers, 1962. Film clip from "Susan Slade" & "Bachelors In Paradise". Trio dances the Twist
    --On film: clip of John Glenn's ticker tape parade in NYC following the astronaut's orbit.
    --Audience bow: Harry Carter (drove Glenn's car in ticker tape parade)
    --Audience bow: Wilt Chamberlain (Record setting basketball champion is bit on the leg by a midget while taking a bow.)
    --Audience bow: Mickey Walker (boxer turned painter)

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  • February 25, 1962
    February 25, 1962
    Episode 24
    2/25/62
    0.0

    Second of two shows broadcast from Miami Beach
    Scheduled guests:
    --Lloyd Bridges (appears in a water sequence)
    --Damita Jo sings "You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You"
    --The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons) - sing and also appear in a dance number with Ed called "We Oughta Dance"
    --Jan Murray (comedian)
    --Patrice Munsel (opera singer)
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team)
    --The Gimma Brothers (acrobats)

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  • February 18, 1962: The Everly Brothers, Timi Yuro, Al Hirt, George Kirby, George Jessel

    First of two shows broadcast from Miami Beach.

    --The Everly Brothers - "Crying in the Rain" & "Jezebel" (The Everly Brothers are wearing U.S. Marine uniforms).
    --Al Hirt (trumpeter) - "Night and Day," "I Can't Get Started," "When the Saints Come Marching In."
    --Timi Yuro - "Come Rain Or Come Shine" & "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams."
    --George Jessel (comedian, sings "April Showers")
    --George Kirby (comedian, impressionist)
    --A Dolphin act (from the Seaquarium)

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  • February 11, 1962
    February 11, 1962
    Episode 22
    2/11/62
    9.1

    --Shelley Berman (comedian) - performs "Right Girls" (a song from his Broadway musical "A Family Affair.")
    --Carl Sandburg (poet & Lincoln biographer) - recites a tribute to Abraham Lincoln written especially for this show.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Paul Anka sings "Young, Alive, and In Love" and "Love Me Warm and Tender."
    --Hanna Ahroni (Israeli singer) - "Dark and Beautiful" (Hebrew follk song).
    --The McGuire Sisters (vocal trio) sing a medley of 'Lonely' tunes including "Lonesome Gal," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "I'm Nobody's
    Baby."
    --George Carl (comedian) - pantomime routine.
    --Cal Claude (juggler, balancing act)

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  • February 4, 1962
    February 4, 1962
    Episode 21
    2/4/62
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Brook Benton sings "Shadrack."
    --Pearl Bailey - "Doing the New Lowdown."
    --George Gobel (comedian) - "Dance Along" skit.
    --Bobby Rydell sings "Mammy" and "Somebody Loves Me."
    --Molly Picon (actress-comedienne)
    --Ford and Reynolds (comedy team)
    --Lew Parker and Betty Kean (husband-and-wife comedy team)
    --The two Frauensteins (jugglers)
    --On film: The Flying Wallendas (high-wire act)

  • January 28, 1962: Sid Caesar, Connie Francis, Frank Gorshin, Franco Corelli, Dick Ruedebusch
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings "Does Ol' Broadway Ever Sleep" "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" and a Folk song medley ("Oh, Susanna," "Careless Love," and "She'll Be Comin' 'Round The Mountain").
    --Dick Ruedebusch and his Underprivileged Five (trumpeter, with his band) - "Panama."
    --Franco Corelli (Italian tenor) - sings an aria.
    --Buddy Greco (singer-pianist, with his band) - "Come Rain or Come Shine."
    Comedy:
    --Sid Caesar (comedian) - does a silent movie sketch (Sid might have also been the guest host on this show.)
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impressions of movie stars

    Also appearing:
    --Lilly Yokoi (cyclist) - does acrobatics while riding a bicycle.
    --Joy Kay (pantomime artist) - man unpacks folded girl from suitcase.
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  • January 21, 1962: Jackie Wilson, Robert Goulet, Kate Smith, Wayne & Shuster

    Music:
    --Jackie Wilson - "That's Why (I Love You So)" and "The Greatest Hurt."
    --Robert Goulet sings "One Life" and a medley: "What Is This Thing Called Love?" "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "You Do Something to Me."
    --Kate Smith - medley ("When the Moon Comes over the Mountain," "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking," "Just One of Those Things," "Last Time I Saw Paris" "Now Is the Hour," "Thinking of You," "Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" and "God Bless America").

    Comedy:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - does a sketch about Professor Van Gartner, interior decorator.

    Also appearing:
    --Rob Murray (juggler from Britain)
    --The Marquis Chimps - chimp smokes cigarette and tumbles.
    --Lon Purdy (pantomime act).
    --Audience bow: Paul Anka

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  • January 14, 1962 (live from Las Vegas): Mickey Rooney, Timi Yuro, Rip Taylor, Ken Murray

    Broadcast live from the Stardust nightclub in Las Vegas

    Music:
    --Timi Yuro (singer) - "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
    --Patti Page sings "Just in Time," "The Boll Weevil Song" (plays guitar) and "Come On Home"
    --Louis Bellson (drummer) - plays "Manteca"

    Comedy:
    --Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman - do a Candid Camera sketch.
    --Rip Taylor (comedian) - tells sob stories and sings "Make Someone Happy."
    --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - Velvel in prospector gear.
    --Leo Diamond (comedian) - plays the "Soundmonica."
    --Ken Murray (comedian) - tells the "Turtle Story."
    --Two unidentified comedians lip-synch to Louis Prima & Keely Smith recording "I'm Confessin'."
    --Following the above comedians, Pamela and Mary Jane Murray (Ken Murray's daughters) lip synch to a Louis Prima & Keely Smith recording.

    Also appearing:
    --The Amin Brothers (acrobats from Egypt) - balancing act
    --Phillipine Dancers - native dance with bamboo poles and, later in show, dancers with coconut castanets & bamboo poles.
    --Audience bows: Jerry Lewis (sports star); Donald O'Connor; Sonny King; Jack Soo; Arlene Fontana

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  • January 7, 1962 (from LA's Moulin Rouge Nightclub): Jimmy Durante, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Newhart, Gary Morton

    Broadcast live from the Moulin Rouge Nightclub in Hollywood.
    Guests:
    --Rosemary Clooney - "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Bye Bye Blackbird" & "Show Me."
    --Bob Newhart (stand-up comedy) - routine: trying to dissuade a person on a ledge not to jump.
    --Jimmy Durante - "Inka-Dinka-Do," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "What A Day," "My All Girl Band" & "The Twist."
    --Jimmy Durante - "Love You, Love You" (with Sonny King) & "Young At Heart."
    --Jimmy Durante with sidekicks Eddie Jackson & Sonny King - "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?"
    --Gary Morton (comedian & husband of Lucille Ball) - stand up routine.
    --Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls (Gospel singers) - "Bye and Bye."

    CBS repeated this episode on September 23, 1962.

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  • December 31, 1961: Slappy White, Matt Monro, The Barry Sisters, Smith and Dale

    Music:
    --Matt Monro sings "Love Is The Same Anywhere."
    --The Barry Sisters sing "Nevertheless" and "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You."
    --The Hi-Lads (singing group) - "Peppermint Twist" (with The Twisters dancers from the Peppermint Lounge).
    --Sandy Stewart (singer) - "When You're Smiling."
    --Saverio Saridis (retired New York policeman) sings "Granada."

    Comedy:
    --Slappy White (stand-up comedian)
    --Dave Astor (comedian)
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team) - doctor office comedy skit.

    Also appearing:
    --Conrad Hilton - recites the prayer "America on Its Knees."
    --Estelle Alfonso Dancers - production number with child dancers.
    --The Shirleys (novelty balloon act)

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  • December 24, 1961: Linda Scott, Shari Lewis, The Baird Puppets, Pompoff & Thedy

    Guests (Christmas Show):
    --Linda Scott - "How I Wish (You'd Be With Me On Christmas Day)"
    --Shari Lewis (ventriloquist) with Lamb Chop (dressed as Santa), Charlie Horse sings "Jingle Bells."
    --The Baird Puppets (Bill Baird puppets) - puppets doing a Davy Jones locker routine
    --Pompoff & Thedy (comedy team)
    --Burger's Animals (trained animal act with ponies, dogs, & chimp)
    --Korean Orphan Choir sings "Jingle Bells" (in Korean & English) and "Silent Night"
    --Bob Hammond's Birds (animal act with cockatoos)
    --The Meteors (acrobats dressed as Martians do stunts, 1950's spaceship & space suits)
    --Karrol Fox (comic magician)
    --The Bizarro Brothers (3 Men & a woman wearing bells play "Rock Around The Clock")
    --The Seven Staneks (acrobats doing flips onto each other's shoulders)

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  • December 17, 1961: Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Paul Anka, Elizabeth Allen

    Music:
    --Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong - "Duke's Place" (Louis on trumpet, Duke on piano, their 1st performance together in 30 years).
    --Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - "In A Mellow Mood."
    --Louis Armstrong - "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen."
    --Paul Anka - "Jingle Bells" (jazzy version).
    --Paul Anka - medley: "Diana," "Tonight My Love," "Tonight," "Dance On Little Girl," "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "You Are My Destiny," "Lonely Boy" and "My Home Town."
    --Paul Anka - "Down by the River Side" (with the Hugh Lambert Dancers).

    Broadway:
    --Barbara Cook - "Magic Moment" (from the Broadway musical "The Gay Life").
    --Elizabeth Allen & Walter Chiari - "Madga, The Gypsy" (correct song title?) (from the show "The Gay Life")
    Note: The "Key Previews" newspaper column lists the following 2 song titles:
    --Walter Chiari and Barbara Cook - "Who Can? You Can."
    --Elizabeth Allen - "Come A-Wandering with Me."

    Also appearing:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about Hood & Friar Tuck.
    --Corbett Monica (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about Christmas & travel.

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  • December 10, 1961
    December 10, 1961
    Episode 13
    12/10/61
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    Scheduled guests:
    --Al Hirt (trumpet player) - "Holiday for Trumpets" and "Till There Was You."
    --Nina and Frederik (Danish singing duo) - "Listen to the Ocean." --Sarah Vaughan sings "Great Day" and "Serenata." --Vic Damone (singer) - "Tender Is The Night."
    --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with dummy Charlie McCarthy) - psychiatrist routine.
    --Gary Morton (comedian)
    --Rip Taylor (comedian)
    --Anden's Poodles (a trained animal act)

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  • December 3, 1961: Maurice Chevalier. Connie Francis, Joan Sutherland, Sid Caesar, Mike Clifford
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings "So Do I," "When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart)," "Baby's First Christmas," "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" and "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing."
    --Joan Sutherland (coloratura soprano) - sings "Quanto Rapido" (from the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor").
    --Earl Grant (sings and plays piano) - "Honey.
    --Mike Clifford sings "Bombay."

    Comedy:
    --Sid Caesar appears in two comedy sketches: (1) A stuffy German officer is having problems getting into his uniform. (2) A routine about the 1812 Overture.

    Additional guests:
    --Maurice Chevalier (French singer-entertainer) appears in a 6-minute segment.
    --All-American Football team and coaches (including Roman Gabriel).
    --The Fredonias (acrobatic team)
    --Zippy the Chimp (trained animal act)
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  • November 26, 1961: Johnny Mathis, Richard Boone, Jackie Mason, Sophie Tucker, Gloria Lynne

    Music:
    --Johnny Mathis sings "Johnny One Note," "My Love For You" and "A Lot of Livin' to Do."
    --Sophie Tucker (entertainer) - performs a medley of show tunes: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage," "Downtown Strutter's Ball," "I Don't Want to Get Thin" and "Some Of These Days."
    --Gloria Lynne sings "Birth Of The Blues" (accompanied by The Earl May Trio).
    Comedy:
    --Richard Boone (actor, from TV series "Have Gun - Will Travel") - takes part in a Western comedy sketch that includes showgirls and a barroom brawl.
    --Jackie Mason (comedian) - includes jokes about discoveries by Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Edison.
    --Will Jordan (comedian) - act includes celebrity impressions.
    --Deedy and Bill (comedy duo, novelty singers) - do impressions of popular singers.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bow: Air Force Major Robert M. White (WWII veteran)
    --Audience bow: George Meany (AFL-CIO president, labor leader)
    --Cameo: Joe Bellino (Navy football star, subject of the book "The Navy's Joe Bellino").

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  • November 19, 1961: Jerry Lewis, Steve Lawrence, Dorothy Louden, Martha Perez

    Guests:
    --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    --Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Begin the Beguine" & "If I Ever Would Leave You."
    --Dorothy Loudon (singer-comedian)
    --Martha Perez (mezzo soprano, opera singer from Cuba) - "Cecelia Valdez"
    --The Arnaut Brothers (comedy team, Vaudevillians doing bird whistles)
    --The Tunisian Dancers (or Tanezian Folk Dancers)
    --Francis Brunn (juggler)

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  • November 12, 1961: Pearl Bailey, Brenda Lee, Ames Brothers, Frank Gorshin, Myron Cohen

    Music:
    --Pearl Bailey (singer) - "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me" & "I'm Glad There Is You."
    --Brenda Lee sings "Fool #1" & "Learning About Love."
    --The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Yes Indeed."
    --Jan Peerce sings "Serenade" (from "The Student Prince")
    --George Young Revue (jazz combo) - "Come Back to Sorrento" (and "When You're Smiling").

    Also appearing:
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian & impressionist)
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --See Hee Family (3-man acrobat team)

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  • November 5, 1961: Roberta Peters (guest host), Jimmy Dean, Art Carney, Al Hirt, Julius LaRosa

    Music:
    --Jimmy Dean sings "Big Bad John."
    --Al Hirt and his jazz quintet - "Easy Street"/"I Love Paris" and "Undecided." --Roberta Peters (guest host) and Art Carney - "Candy & Cake" duet. --Julius LaRosa - "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" and "Climb Every Mountain." --Sheila MacRae (musical-comedy star) - "I Was Made for New York" and "Please Mr. Brown."
    --Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian) - medley: "I Love A Piano"/"Music Maestro Please"/"The Old Piano Roll Blues"/"I Love A Piano" (reprise).
    Comedy:
    --Art Carney (comedian) - does a sketch about a husband arriving home late at night not wanting to wake wife. Later, does imitations of former New York Governor Al Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    --George Carl (comedian)
    --Gerard Sety (quick-change artist)

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  • October 29, 1961: George Gobel (guest host), The Everly Brothers, Robert Goulet, The Ritz Brothers

    --George Gobel (guest host) - recites a poem about Autumn and sings "His Own Little Island" (from the Broadway musical "Let It Ride").

    --The Everly Brothers perform "Lucille," "Don't Blame Me" and, at the end of show, "Bye, Bye, Love."
    --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) sings "Maria" and sings a medley of songs made famous by Fred Astaire.
    --The Ritz Brothers (comedians) - do a parody of "The Moisyeu Ballet."
    --Dorothy Loudon (singer-comedian)
    --Harvest Moon Dancers (contest winners)
    --Bertha the Elephant (circus act)

    --Cameos/Audience bows: Capt. Thomas Walker III (USS Constellation Aircraft Carrier captain): Louella Parsons (author); Jimmy McHugh (songwriter); and Rita Gam (movie star, from the film "King of Kings").

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  • October 22, 1961: Chubby Checker, Phil Silvers & Nancy Walker, Matt Monroe, Wayne & Shuster

    Guests:
    --Chubby Checker - "The Twist"/"Let's Twist Again" medley (with the "Do-Re-Mi" dancers) and "The Fly."
    --Matt Monro sings "My Kind of Gal."
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a "Twilight Zone" sketch.
    --Phil Silvers & Nancy Walker perform the nightclub & bedroom scenes from the Broadway musical-comedy "Do-Re-Mi."
    --Phil Silvers - does the Soda Fountain-Jukebox skit from "Do-Re-Mi."
    --Audience bow: Evelyn Silvers (Mrs. Phil Silvers)

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  • October 15, 1961: From Berlin - Louis Armstrong, Sid Caesar, Shari Lewis

    Second of two shows taped in West Berlin.

    Music:
    --Louis Armstrong and his band perform"After You've Gone," "Blueberry Hill" and "Muscrat Ramble" medley.
    --Roberta Peters (soprano) sings"Look Me Over Once."
    --Peter Kraus (German singer) - "Long, Long Ago."
    --Janet Blair (singer-actress)

    Comedy:
    --Sid Caesar (comedian, performing at the Berlin Command Headquarters Theater)
    --Shari Lewis (puppeteer) - entertains children at the Thomas A. Roberts School of the Berlin Command.
    --The Trio Ariston (comedy acrobats)

    On film:
    --A tour of the Oktoberfest beer festival.

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  • October 8, 1961: From Berlin - Louis Armstrong, Connie Francis, Maureen O'Hara
    Taped at West Berlin's Sportspalast
    Music:
    --Maureen O'Hara sings "Hello, Young Lovers"
    --Louis Armstrong & his orchestra - "Sleepy Time Down South," "Royal Garden Blues," "Hussar Gussar" & "When the Saints Go Marching In."
    --Van Cliburn (pianist) - "Polonaise" by Chopin.
    --Connie Francis - medley: "Stupid Cupid," "Among My Souvenirs," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Who's Sorry Now" and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"
    --Connie Francis - "Where the Boys Are" (sings to soldiers in audience) and "Schöner Fremder Mann" (in German).
    Comedy:
    --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - Rowan interviews Martin, an American tourist visiting Germany.
    --Bob Lewis (comic magician)
    Also appearing:
    --The Bluebell Girls (chorus line, taped in Paris, France) - "Can Can Dance?"
    --Enrique del Rey (juggler)
    Audience bows: Generals Albert Watson, Fred Hartel
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  • October 1, 1961
    October 1, 1961
    Episode 3
    10/1/61
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    Scheduled guests:
    --Phil Silvers, Nancy Dussault and John Readon who appeared together in the Broadway musical "Do Re Mi."
    --Nancy Dussault and John Readon sing "Make Someone Happy."
    --Peter Nero (piano soloist) - "Mountain Greenery."
    --The McGuire Sisters (singers) - "Run, Run, Run" and "Just Because."
    --Audience bow: Tom Zachary (former Washington Senators pitcher who threw the pitch that Babe Ruth hit for home run no. 60 in 1927).

    On film: segments filmed during Sullivan's recent trip around the world:
    --Sullivan interviews Brigitte Bardot in Paris.
    --In London, Ed talks with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby about their new "Road" picture "The Road to Hong Kong."
    --Jackie Gleason and Gene Kelly are seen on the set of their new movie (probably "Gigot" which Kelly directed).
    --Also: a Little League game in Japan; a tour of Hong Kong's harbor, a festival in Rome, and a puppet show in Berlin.

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  • September 24, 1961: Della Reese, Crosby Brothers (in Las Vegas) / Danny Thomas (from Hollywood)

    Taped in Las Vegas (at The Desert Inn & The Stardust)
    Guests:
    --Della Reese sings "In The Still Of The Night" & "Summertime."
    --The Crosby Trio (Bing's sons Philip, Lindsay and Dennis Crosby) sing "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" and "We Ought To Dance."
    --Danny Thomas (comedian) - in a segment taped in Hollywood, talks about his TV show, tells jokes and sings "I Will Stay Younger Than Spring."
    --The Kim Sisters (3 Korean sisters who sing and play drums, accordion & string instruments) - "Shanty In Old Shanty Town" and "The Steel Guitar Rag."
    --Rudy Cardenas (juggler)
    --Michele Sander Winters & Michael Larry Rubin (daredevil couple, performing stunts from a helicopter)
    --Powers and Park (ice skaters perform with non-skating dancers)

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  • September 17, 1961: Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, The Wanderers

    Music:
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (musical comedy performers) - perform a medley of old-time standards (please see "Recap" for song titles).
    --Teddy Randazzo sings "Lady of Spain" and "Autumn in New York."
    --The Wanderers (singing quartet, doo wop vocal group) sing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Every Day (I Have the Blues)" and "The Whiffin' Poof Song."

    Comedy:
    --Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker (comedians) - appear in "The Love Nest," a pantomime about a married couple who are not speaking to each other.
    --The Mayo Brothers (tap dancing duo)
    --Corbett Monica (comedian) - stand-up comedy monologue.

    Also appearing:
    --Richardi (illusionist) - appears three times during show.
    --The Mayo Brothers (tap dancing duo)

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