The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 15

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • August 18, 1963: Della Reese, Joan Sutherland, Matt Monro, Stan Kenton
    --Della Reese - "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" & "Be My Love."
    --Joan Sutherland - "Son vergin vezzosa" (from Bellini's "I Puritani").
    --Matt Monro (British singer) - "Georgia on My Mind."
    --Stan Kenton and his band - "Maria" & "I Feel Pretty."
    --Thelma Lee (comedian)
    --Norman & Dean (comedy team)
    Also appearing:
    --Bob Bramson (hoop act)
    --The Gimma Brothers (acrobatic tumblers)
  • August 4, 1963: Kate Smith, Jackie Mason, Joya Sherrill, Morecambe and Wise, Pat Buttram

    Pre-recorded show (taped earlier in the season).
    --Kate Smith - "I Wish You Love," "When Your Lover Has Gone" and "But Beautiful."
    --Joya Sherrill (jazz singer) - "New York's My Home" (production number with the Hugh Lambert Dancers).
    --Danny Costello (singer) - "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" & "Falling in Love with Love."
    --Jackie Mason - does a comedy monologue.
    --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team)
    --Pat Buttram (comedian).
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) sings "Volare."
    Also appearing:
    --The Antonio Ballet Espanol - flamenco number with Spanish dancers.

  • July 14, 1963: Wayne and Shuster, Kaye Stevens, Marion Marlowe, Bill Dana, The Kane Triplets

    Pre-recorded show.

    --Kaye Stevens (musical-comedy performer) sings "Make Someone Happy" & "I Ain't Down Yet."
    --Marion Marlowe (singer) - "Night and Day."
    --The Kane Triplets (singers-dancers) - "Dear Mr. Kennedy" & "When We Grow Up."
    --Harry Rose (vaudevillian) - Al Jolson medley.

    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine about a horse breeder.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) sings his interpretation of "My Funny Valentine."
    --Dennis Spicer (ventriloquist).
    --Linon (clown, wire-walker).

    Also Appearing:
    --Conrad Buckner (tap dancer).

  • June 30, 1963: Al Hirt, Totie Fields, Jack Carter, Geula Gill, Alberto Rochi
    --Al Hirt (trumpet player with combo) - "Down by the Riverside," "Carnival in Venice" and "Row Row Row."
    --Geula Gill (Israeli singer, with 2 backup singers & band) - "Tzena Tzena" & "Malaguena Salerosa."
    --Alberto Rochi (tenor) - "Al Di La" (in Italian)
    --Totie Fields (stand-up routine) - tells jokes about her career, the Sullivan Show, her weight, etc.
    --Jack Carter (stand-up monologue) - jokes about his work with Ed, Las Vegas, air travel, married life, gambling, etc. & sings "Bye Bye Blackbird."
    --Bobby Ramsen (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Wallace Brothers (tap dancers-entertainers) - tap dance and tell jokes
    --Tommy Cooper (magician-juggler)
  • June 23, 1963: 15th Anniversary Show (with clips from past shows)

    15th Anniversary Show with clips from past shows (special 90-minute episode):

    --1949: Charles Laughton - soliloquy from Henry V (TV debut)
    --1951: Gertrude Lawrence, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein - excerpt of "Whistle A Happy Tune"
    --1951: Helen Hayes - talks about "Victoria Regina"
    --1952: Jackie Gleason & Art Carney - Bakery Scene
    --1952: Cole Porter - talks about early flop
    --1953: Walt Disney & Ed Sullivan at Disney Studios: Walt Shows Ed how animation is done.
    --1954: Jack Benny gets advice from Ed Sullivan.

    --1955: Scenes from three movies reenacted live on stage: (1) James Cagney, Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon perform scene from Mr. Roberts; (2) Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger do scene from "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell"; (3) Robert Mitchum & Shelly Winters do scene from "Night of The Hunter."

    --1956: Phil Silvers & Bing Crosby - comedy mixup sketch
    --1956: Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog"
    --1956: Clark Gable, Ed Sullivan & Raoul Walsh - Ed goes to New Mexico to meet Clark in a ghost town where he's filming a movie.
    --1956: Red Skelton - doctor routine
    --1957: Louis Armstrong, Gary Cooper & Ed Sullivan - "Sweet Adelaide"
    --1957: Fred Astaire sings and dances to "That Face" (Astarie's TV debut)
    --1958: Maurice Chevalier & Sophie Tucker - "I Remember It Well" (from "Gigi")
    --1958: The Moiseyev Ballet
    --Jimmy Durante & Sonny King - "Love You, Love You"
    --1961: Robert Goulet - "If Ever I Would Leave You"
    --1961: Richard Burton & Julie Andrews - "How I Became King" & "What Simple Folk Do" (from "Camelot")

  • June 16, 1963
    June 16, 1963
    Episode 37

    --Eartha Kitt sings "Mad About The Boy" and a medley: "Old Fashioned Girl," "Torah Dance (Ki M'Tzion)" and "Shalom."
    --Neil Sedaka performs "As Long As She Needs Me" and a "Bossa Nova" medley.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a sketch about a boy scout and his father.
    --Jackie Mason (comedian)
    --Kaye Ballard (comedienne)
    --Heinz, Heinz and Brown (musical group) perform "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" and "Birth of the Blues."

  • June 9, 1963: Barbra Streisand, Stiller and Meara, The McGuire Sisters

    --Barbra Streisand sings "When the Sun Comes Out."
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team) - parody popular TV commercials.
    --The McGuire Sisters sing "Old Devil Moon," "Cordially Invited" & "Daddy"
    --Guy Marks (stand-up comedy & sings "Red Scarf" & "Loving You Has Made Me Bananas")
    --Sue Carson (stand-up comedy and song & dance routine)
    --The Steiner Brothers (tap dancing team)
    --Alan Gale (stand-up comedian) - topics: marriage, London travels.
    -- Bob Bramson (juggler) - juggles hula hoops.
    --John (balancer) - balances balls, spins hoops, acrobatics.

    Audience bows: Johnny Unitas & Harry Richman; Neil Sedaka; Dallas Texas Students; Navy Men

  • June 2, 1963
    June 2, 1963
    Episode 35

    --Pat Boone (singer-actor) sings "The Main Attraction," "Days Of Wine and Roses" and "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport."
    --Jesse Pearson (singer-actor, from "Bye Bye Birdie") - "I'm Movin' On" and "Just Because."
    --Janet Blair
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal & instrumental trio)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Don Adams (comedian)
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team)
    --Sue Carson (comedian)
    Also scheduled: A scene from the movie "The Cardinal."

  • May 26, 1963
    May 26, 1963
    Episode 34

    Scheduled guests:
    --Cab Calloway
    --Eydie Gorme (singer)
    --Frank Fontaine (backed by the Arbors vocal group)
    --Sergio Franchi (Italian tenor)
    --Pat Buttram (comedian)
    --The Israeli Karmon Dancers
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as "Jose Jimenez")
    --Topo Gigio (the Italian mouse puppet)

  • May 19, 1963: Ann-Margret, Steve Lawrence, Kate Smith, Totie Fields, Vaughn Meader
    --Ann-Margret sings "Bye, Bye, Birdie" and "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --Steve Lawrence sings "The Sweetest Sounds," "Misty" and "Lazy River."
    --Kate Smith - "Who Cares" & "As Long As He Needs Me."

    --Gloria Bleezarde, Ronnie Hall, Carol Morley, and Ronny Whyte perform two songs from their Off-Broadway revue "New York Coloring Book." (The first song pokes fun at Kennedy's physical fitness program and the second views earth from the astronauts' capsule).

    --Totie Fields (comedienne) - high school reunion routine.
    --Vaughn Meader (comedian, in character as John F. Kennedy) - The President is visited by the IRS.
    --Lucho Navarro (vocal impressionist from South America) - does various sound effects.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - answers Ed's citizenship questions, sings an Italian song, and takes a shower.

    Also appearing:
    --Audience bow: Julian Ching (spelling?) (student who won the Joseph Kern scholarship)moreless
  • May 12, 1964
    May 12, 1964
    Episode 32

    May 12, 1963
    --Vivien Leigh (actress) - sings "Wilkes-Barre, Pa." from her Broadway show "Tovarich" (Byron Mitchell also appears).
    --Brenda Lee performs "Jambalaya" (with The Casuals) and "Losing You."
    --Al Hirt (trumpeter) performs "I'm On My Way," and later in show, "Cornet Chop Suey" and "I Can't Get Started."
    --Geula Gill sings "Arava Arava" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Gill also performs a "Russian Spoof."
    --Rip Taylor (comedian) - monologue
    --Myron Cohen (comedian) - stand-up routine (topics: psychiatrists, motherhood, restaurants, alcoholics).
    Also appearing:
    --Richiardi (illusionist) - act includes Canary tricks.

  • May 5, 1963: Lucille Ball and Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Mason

    --Ella Fitzgerald - "Start Of Something Big," "No Moon At All," "Bill Bailey," "I'm Old Fashioned" & "Stompin' At The Savoy" (Roy Elridge on horn).
    --Bob Hope and Lucille Ball talk about their movie "Critic's Choice"
     --Jackie Mason (stand-up, jokes about visiting London; the government)
    --Kaye Stevens (comedian) - sings "Today I Love Everybody"
    --Four West (comedy troupe) - skit on office personnel
    --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Malaquena" & "Granada"
    --Grant Johannsen (concert pianist) - "Prokofiev Precipitado"
    --Bob De Voye Trio (might be Bob De Boye Trio) - two men & a woman do a dance number
    --Kalani & the Kids from Tahiti (ethnic Tahitian dance and costumes)

    Audience bows: Brenda Lee; Vic Ghezzi (golfer); and the jockey who won the Kentucky Derby.

  • April 28, 1963: Broadcast from Toronto, Canada - Connie Francis, Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane, Wayne & Shuster
    Broadcast from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    --Connie Francis - "Days of Wine and Roses," "If My Pillow Could Talk" and a medley ("Exodus" and Hava Nagila").
    --Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane - Latin medley: "Perfidia," "Besame Mucho" and "Blame It On the Bossa Nova."
    --Jan Peerce (tenor, from the Metropolitan Opera) sings "Maria" (from 'West Side Story'), "The Sweetest Sounds" (from 'No Strings'), and "Flower Song" (from 'Carmen').
    --The 48th Highlanders of Canada (bagpipe & drumming band) - march through audience as they perform.
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - sketch with a reporter unable to understand a hep-cat jazz musician.
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - routine includes jokes about Canada and driving.
    --Les Jerolas (French-Canadian duo Jean Lapointe and Jérôme Lemay) - sing "Little Darlin'" and do impressions.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Tim Horton, Carl Brewer, Bob Fulford, Bob Nevin, Allen Stanley & Harold Ballard (all of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey team).
  • April 21, 1963: Liza Minnelli, Anthony Quinn, Della Reese, Errol Garner, Charlie Manna

    --Anthony Quinn (actor) recites poem "Heaven" and Thomas Wolfe's "Of Time and the River" (with background music by a combo). Ed then leads audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to Anthony.
    --Liza Minnelli sings "Somebody Loves Me" and "Just a Little Joint With a Juke Box" (2nd song from Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward").
    --Della Reese sings "I Get the Blues When It Rains."
    --Errol Garner (jazz pianist) plays "In The Still Of The Night" and "Erroll's Theme."
    --Arthur Tracy (singer and vaudeville performer) - sings "Martha."
    --Charlie Manna (comedian) - stand-up topics: Gabby Hayes, a parrot, and a telegram bit.
    --Pat Henning (comedian) - stand-up topics: hair, relatives, actress Betty Davis.
    --Sid Fields & Ben Blue (comedians) - "Shando, the Mind Reader" comedy routine.
    Also appearing
    --La Toria (circus high-wire act)

    Scheduled guests
    (need to verify):
    --Mary Costa (opera singer) - "Musetta's Waltz."
    --Vinicio (juggler)

  • April 14, 1963 - From London: Judy Garland, Peter O'Toole, Cliff Richard, Frank Infield

    Show taped in London
    --Judy Garland (on tape, UK TV clip) - "Smile (Though Your Heart Is Breaking)" & "I Could Go On Singing."
    --Cliff Richard (with the Shadows) - "Bachelor Boy" & "Do You Wanna Dance?"
    --Frank Infield (singer from Australia) - "I Remember You."
    --Margo Henderson (singer from Scotland) - "What A Crazy World" (plays piano & does vocal impressions).

    Also appearing:
    --Peter O'Toole (actor, making his "Ed Sullivan" debut) - talks with Ed about "Lawrence of Arabia" & sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" with Ed.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sings "Tickety Tock."
    --The Del Ray Brothers (juggling act) - juggle flaming torches with their feet.
    --The Rastellis Clowns (men in black-face) - routine includes a clown with a huge bullet going through his body, and a piano blowing up.
    --Rupert's Bears (German family & bear act)
    --Mac Romay (comic magician from France)
    --The Pusztai Troupe (seven man Hungarian acrobatic team) - teeter-board act.
    --The Schaller Brothers (comic trampoline act) - perform stunts.

  • April 07, 1963: Jimmy Durante, Frankie Avalon; Stiller and Meara, Kaye Ballard and Bert Lahr

    --Jimmy Durante performs "Inka Dinka Do."
    --Frankie Avalon sings "The Girl Back Home" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."
    --Lee Evans and his Jazz Trio - "I Feel Pretty" and "Teacher's Blues."
    --Anita Gillette (musical comedy star) - "Empty Pockets."
    --Kaye Ballard - I Love You Luke."
    --Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang - "Mack the Knife."
    --The Singing Grandmothers - "Up A Lazy River."

    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - story about being eaten by a whale.
    --Kaye Ballard & Bert Lahr (comedians) - "Jealously" comedy sketch with Lahr accusing his frumpy wife of being unfaithful.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as "Scuba Diver Jose Jimenez").

    Also appearing:
    --Elkin Sisters (acrobatic trio)

  • March 31, 1963: Jackie Wilson, The McGuire Sisters, Rickie Layne and Velvel

    --Jackie Wilson sings "Baby Workout" & "Night."
    --The McGuire Sisters perform their "Biography" medley: "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," "New York, New York," "Tiger Rag" ("Hold That Tiger"), "Ohio," "You Belong to Me," "Suddenly," "Seems Like Old Times," "Sincerely," "Sugartime," 'King Coca-Cola jingle, and "Side By Side."
    --Lou Wills Jr. (tap dancer)

    --Tommy Cooper (comic magician)
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist with dummy)
    --Dave Barry (standup comedian) - income tax jokes
    --Novelites (Alabama Jubilee Rube Hillbilly comedy act with bass player)

    Also appearing:
    --Ed Sullivan introduces Medal of Honors Winners

  • March 24, 1963: Barbra Streisand, Chubby Checker, Woody Herman, Totie Fields
    --Barbra Streisand - "Cry Me a River."
    --Chubby Checker - "Peanut Vendor" & limbo medley: "Let's Limbo Some More" and "Limbo Rock" (Chubby does the limbo on stage.)
    --Woody Herman & his band - "Caledonia" and, later in show, "The Girl Upstairs" (with the Hugh Lambert dancers).
    --Morecambe & Wise (British comedy team) - Judo self defense routine.
    --Totie Fields (stand-up comedian wearing tutu)
    --Dave Madden (stand-up routine) - tells jokes about going to the doctor & heath (while smoking a cigarette throughout the routine).
    --Tommy Cooper (comedian, performing tricks)
    --Joy Kaye (clown act & pantomime)
    Also appearing:
    --Saddri Dancers (comedy dance team)
    --Spencer Trio (acrobatic-balance act)
    --Audience bows: Ann-Margret, Jesse Pearson
  • March 17, 1963: Paul Anka, Chad Mitchell Trio, The McGuire Sisters, Sid Caesar, Morecambe and Wise

    --Paul Anka - "Falling in Love with Love," "Stardust" and "Remember Diana."
    --The Chad Mitchell Trio - "Columbus Stockade Blues" and "Blowin' in the Wind."
    --The McGuire Sisters (vocal trio) sing "Danny Boy."
    --Sid Caesar & other cast members perform "Deep Down Inside" in a scene from the Broadway play "Little Me."
    --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) - appear twice in show.
    --Judge Pigmeat Markham and Shorty (comedy duo) -argue about money, do math on chalkboard.
    Also appearing:
    --Rico (magician) - trick with metal ball and silk scarf.

  • Mar 10, 1963: Kaye Stevens, Wayne & Shuster, Leon Bibb, Guy Lombardo Orchestra

    --Leon Bibb (folksinger) - "They Called The Wind Mariah."
    --Kaye Stevens (musical-comedy singer) - "Somebody Is Keeping Score."
    --Guy Lombardo Orchestra - medley: "Moon River," "Third Man" theme, "Enjoy Yourself," "Winter Wonderland" & "Boo Hoo."
    --Izumi Yukimura (Japanese jazz singer) - "Lullaby Of Birdland."

    --Jan Murray (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about TV shows & doctors.
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine comparing flying first to economy.

    Also appearing:
    --The Half Brothers (juggling act)
    --Jimmy Roma (trumpet player) - imitates, on his trumpet, the voices of Connie Francis & Al Jolson.
    --Pinky & Perky (puppets) - two pig marionettes & a goose sing "Lets Twist Again."

  • March 3, 1963: Bob Newhart, Kate Smith, Nancy Walker, Charles Nelson Reilly, Mike Clifford, Anita Bryant

    Scheduled guests:
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) - comedy monologue.
    --Kate Smith sings "What Kind of Fool Am I?" "Moon River" and "Back Home in Indiana."
    --Nancy Walker and Charles Nelson Reilly (comedians) - appear in a domestic skit.
    --Anita Bryant and Mike Clifford (singers) - "Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean" duet.
    --Dennis Spicer (British ventriloquist)
    --Los Flamencos (Spanish dance group)
    --John (hand-balancing act)

  • February 24, 1963: From Las Vegas - Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Sonny King

    Show broadcast from the Stardust in Las Vegas
    --Jimmy Durante appears in an extended (approx. 20 minute) segment with Eddie Jackson and Sonny King.
    Jimmy Durante's songs include "September Song," and with dancing by Sonny King, "Bill Bailey."

    Also appearing:
    --Carol Lawrence (Broadway actress) - song and dance routine
    --Patt Buttram (comedian)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --The Nitwits (comedy troupe from England)
    --Eric Brenn (plate spinner)
    --Eddie Siefert and Company (contortionists)
    --The Desert Inn Dancing Girls (chorus girls)

  • February 10, 1963: Hal Holbrook, Patti Page, Dave Madden, The Three Stooges

    --Hal Holbrook (as Abe Lincon) and Jack Bittner (as Stephen A. Douglas) perform the debate scene from the off-Broadway play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois."

    --Patti Page sings "Big Daddy"/"Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" medley and "Just a Simple Melody."

    --Dave Madden (stand-up comedy)
    --The Three Stooges (comedy team) - perform an operating sketch in a parody of TV doctor shows.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as "C.I.A. Spy Jose Jimenez").
    --Fred Roby (French ventriloquist, with American Indian puppet)

    Also appearing:
    --Avard Tennyson Fairbanks (sculptor) - works on a clay model of Abe Lincoln's head throughout show.
    --The Three Kims (acrobatic dance trio)
    --Gil Dova (comedic juggler)
    --Audience bow: Bert Lahr (comedian-actor)
    --Audience bow: Izumi Yukimura (Japanese singer)

  • February 3, 1963: International Performers

    Show spotlighting International Performers.
    --Maurice Chevalier (French entertainer) - briefly chats with Ed.
    --Eve Boswell (London-based South African vocalist) sings "Come Fly With Me."
    --Babatunde Olatunji (drummer from Nigeria)
    --Franco Corelli (Italian tenor) sings an operatic aria.
    --Hanna Ahroni (Israeli vocalist) sings "Kacha Merakdim Beyisrael (That's The Way We Dance In Israel)."
    --Sasha Tormas (Hungarian violinist) performs "Rumanian Rhapsody" and "Hot Canary."
    --Juan Valdez's marionettes (from Spain)
    --Dolinoff and the Raya Sisters (French specialty act)
    --The Three Merkeys (German contortionists)
    --The Two Carmenas (a head-to-hand balancing act from Germany)
    --An Indian dance troupe.
    --On film: A performing Russian bear from the Moscow Circus.

  • January 27, 1963: Neil Sedaka; Wayne & Shuster; Janet Blair; Dave Astor; Otto Harbach tribute

    --Neil Sedaka (singing & playing the piano) - medley: "Happy Birthday Sweet 16," "Calendar Girl" & "My Yiddish Mama."
    --Janet Blair sings "I Believe In You."
    --The Kim Sisters - banjo medley: "Baby Face" & "Bye Bye Blue."
    --The Kim Sisters - medley: "A Hundred Million Miracles," "You Are Beautiful," "I Enjoy Being A Girl," "Fan Tan Fannie" and "Grand Avenue."

    Otto Harbach Tribute:
    --Ed talks about Harbach's recent death and shows a film clip from 1954 of Otto Harbach reciting the lyrics of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."

    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a takeoff of "Bonanza" featuring "The Cartwheels."
    --Dave Astor (stand-up comedy) - tells jokes about want ads, ugly babies and some of the great leaders of the day.

    Also appearing:
    --Ballet De Espanol (Flamingo dancers)
    --Delage (magician with female assistant)
    --Amin Brothers (Egyptian acrobatic balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Ronnie Ferraro (jockey from Hileigh)

  • January 20, 1963: The McGuire Sisters, Georgia Brown, Sergio Franchi, Charlie Manna, Ben Blue

    --The McGuire Sisters sing "Mona Lisa," "Baby" and "Teamwork."
    --Georgia Brown (actress-singer from the Broadway musical 'Oliver') sings "Bill Bailey" and "As Long As He Needs Me."
    --Sergio Franchi (Italian tenor) sings "This Is My Beloved" and "Marechiare."
    --Lasserie Bachet's New Sounds - perform "Gypsy," "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "Carousel" (3rd song is a production number with the Hugh Lambert Dancers).

    --Charlie Manna (comedian) - sketch about a French travel agent.
    --Ben Blue (pantomimist comedian) - suicide sketch.

    Also appearing:
    --The Four Williams (acrobatic/juggling act).
    --The Rigetis/Rigettis (acrobatic duo).
    --Audience bows: The Kim Sisters, Jackie Mason, and United Nations representatives.

  • January 13, 1963: Brenda Lee, Jackie Mason, Robert Goulet, Sophie Tucker

    Live from the Miami Beach Convention Hall.
    Guests include:
    --Brenda Lee - "Just Because" & "Alone Am I."
    --Jackie Mason (stand up routine about singing, cops, etc.)
    --Robert Goulet - "The Moon Was Yellow" and a "Gigi"/"Camelot" medley,
     --Sophie Tucker - sings a medley on her 75th birthday.
    --Con Conwally (balancing knife act)
    --The Flying Alexanders (trapeze act, performing outdoors)

    Also: A tribute to the Cuban Brigade 2506 (former prisoners held in Cuba). The Cuban Brigade 2506 Band - performs "Day-O"

    Audience bows: the mayors of Miami & Miami Beach

  • January 6, 1963: Sammy Davis Jr., Vaughn Meader, Pat Carroll, The Barry Sisters

    --Sammy Davis Jr. - "Something's Gotta Give," "Hey There," "What Kind of Fool Am I" and "Start of the Blues."
    --The Barry Sisters - "All For You."
    --Vaughn Meader (impressionist) - imitates John F. Kennedy.
    --Pat Carroll & Fred Clark (comedians) - do a domestic sketch about a wife who loses her husband's car.
    --Ricky Layne & Vevel (ventriloquist act)
    --Fred Kapps (magician)
    --Ugo Garrido (juggler)

  • December 30, 1962: Italy's Podrecca's Piccoli Theater (puppets)

    Italy's Podrecca's Piccoli Theater with puppet "performers" (all under 36 inches tall).

    --Prof. Piccolowski (pianist)
    --Mme. Sinforosa Strangoloni (soprano)
    --Biscromio Scarmigliati (violinist)
    --Miss Legnetti (vocalist)
    --Anna Piccolova (ballerina)
    --Bil Bol Bul (acrobat)
    --Sibilio Pifferetti and his dachshund Saltarello

  • December 23, 1962: Show taped at Guantanamo Naval Base w/Louis Armstrong, Connie Francis, Carol Lawrence
    Taped December 21, 1962 at Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba (for an audience of American servicemen).
    --Louis Armstrong and his band - "Blueberry Hill" and "Mack the Knife" medley.
    --Louis Armstrong - "Indiana," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "Sleepy Time Gal."
    --Connie Francis sings "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and a 'Country & Western' medley: "Who's Sorry Now?" "Bye, Bye Love," "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)."
    --Connie Francis and Carol Lawrence sing a "You" medley: "You Made Me Love You" (Connie/Carol), "It Had To Be You" (Connie/Carol), "You Were Meant For Me" (Connie/Carol), "You Do Something To Me" (Carol), "Tea For Two" (Connie), "Dance With Me" (Carol), "You're The Top" (Connie), "You're My Everything" (Carol), "Without You (Connie/Carol), "You're Driving Me Crazy" (Connie), and "You Made Me Love You" (Connie/Carol).
    --Carol Lawrence - "Shaking the Blues Away" and "A Bushel and a Peck."
    --Frank Fontaine sings "Silent Night."

    --Frank Fontaine does a monologue abot the "Irish Sweepstakes," then is joined by his son, Bob, a Marine stationed at Guantanamo.
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --George Carl (comedy pantomimist)

    CBS repeated this episode on August 11, 1963.

  • December 16, 1962: Barbra Streisand, Liberace, Sammy Shore, Abbe Lane & Xavier Cugat, Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

    --Barbra Streisand sings "My Coloring Book" and "Lover Come Back to Me."
    --Liberace (pianist) - "Moon River," "Mack the Knife" and a "Twist" production number (possibly titled "Liberace's Twist").
    --The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (Irish folk-singers) - "South Australia" and "Gypsy Rover."
    --Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra - "Denoza" (correct spelling?)
    --Abbe Lane (with Cugat & his Orchestra) - "A Lot Of Living To Do," "Al Di La" and "Desafinado."
    --Sammy Shore (comedian)
    --Russ Lewis (ventriloquist) - tries to coach his dummy "Clarence" on how to tell a joke.
    --Linon (Belgian clown, wire-walker) - frets over having to walk a tightrope.
    Also appearing:
    --Victor Julian's Dog Act (circus performers)
    --The Four Gonas/Goans (trampoline act from Mexico).
    --Audience bows: Y.A. Tittle (quarterback of the N.Y. Giants), Charles Boyer & Paul Gregory.
    --Cameo: Clyde Beatty.
    --Audience bow: YA Tittle of the New York Giants.
    Sullivan salutes Charles Laughton, who died the previous day.

  • December 09, 1962: The Four Seasons, Peggy Lee, Anthony Newley, Joey Forman, Jose Greco

    --The Four Seasons - "Big Girls Don't Cry."
    --Peggy Lee sings "The Best Is Yet to Come" and a medley ("Nice and Easy," "Close Your Eyes," "Like Someone in Love" & "I'm a Woman").
    --Anthony Newley (musical-comedy star) sings "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"

    --Jose Greco (Flaminco dancer) - dances solo, then is joined by a female dancer.

    --Joey Forman (comedian) - gives his views on TV shows (including "Sea Hunt," game shows and "Ben Casey").
    --George Matson (impressionist/record mimic) - lip-synchs to a Yma Sumac record.
    --Dominique (French pickpocket/sleight-of-hand expert)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo wants to leave town.

  • December 2, 1962: Pearl Bailey, Al Hirt, Jerome Hines, Phil Foster, Pat Henry, Maya Plisetskaya

    --Pearl Bailey sings "Just in Time" and "Indian Love Call" (2nd song with Milton).
    --Al Hirt (trumpet player, with band) - "Two for the See Saw" and "Deep River."
    --Jerome Hines (Metropolitan opera basso) - "Old Man River."
    --Rinat Choir of Israel (choral group)

    --Maya Plisetskaya (prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet) - performs "The Dying Swan."

    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as 'Santa's Helper' José Jiménez).
    --Pat Henry (comedian) - topics: kids' toys, his wife's hair, etc.
    --Phil Foster (comedian) - gives views on football team nicknames.

    Also appearing:
    --1962 All-American Football Team (joined by the Hugh Lampert dancers dressed as Cheerleaders)
    --Audience bows: Maximillian Schell and Joe Pasternak

  • November 25, 1962: Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Jackie Mason, Jack Carter

    --Rosemary Clooney sings "Limehouse Blues" and "Sleepytime Gal."
    --Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Just In Time," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" & "Sing You Sinners."
    --Leonard Sues (trumpet player) - plays an assortment of c songs by Henry Busey, Clyde McCoy, and Louis Armstrong.

    --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - Jackie shows Ed how he should do his show. He also does a comedy monologue later in the show.
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian, tells stories)
    --Charlie Cairoli and company (comedy team) - One person (Charlie Cairoli?) is dressed like Charlie Chaplin while another man plays clarinets.

    Also appearing:
    --Zoni & Nancy Claire (ballet dancers)
    --Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - "My Pretty Girl" Roaring 20's production number.
    --Audience bows: Anthony Quinn; Milt Plum & Gale Cogdill (Detroit Lions football players); Mauro Nino (boxer from Peru)

  • November 18, 1962: Van Johnson, Kaye Stevens, Paul Lynde, Bob Lewis, Dick Contino

    --Van Johnson - "Nice Work If You Can Get It" song and dance.
    --Kaye Stevens - "Hey, Look Me Over" and "My Man."
    --Gabriella Tucci (opera soprano) - "Visi D'arte."
    --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Exodus."
    --Barbados Police Band - perform a medley.
    --Kaye Stevens, Paul Lynde & Dick Contino - perform a "Tune In And You'll See Our Shows On TV" comedy song.
    --Paul Lynde (comedy act) - plays explorer Carl Cankerin who has just come back from Africa bruised and broken up.
    --Bob Lewis (stand-up routine) - plays banjo & tells jokes.
    --Max And Sheri (acrobatic comedy team)
    Also appearing:
    --Vern And Betty (limbo dancers)
    --Audience bows: Sophie Tucker (later appears on stage); Alex Webster (from the New York Giants).
    --On film: Royal Command performance for Women in International Show Business. Scenes of Queen Elizabeth & the Duke Arriving, passing along line of performers, Eartha Kitt, Bob Hope, Sophie Tucker, others.

  • November 11, 1962: Robert Goulet, Phyllis McGuire, Rowan and Martin, Jerry Shane, Senor Wences

    --Robert Goulet sings "Don't Be Afraid of Romance" and "Gonna Build A Mountain."
    --Phyllis McGuire and Robert Goulet - "Darn It, Baby, That's Love" duet.
    --Phyllis McGuire sings "It's Magic" and "Old Devil Moon."

    --Hugh Lambert Dancers - dance to Dave Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance."

    --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - do two sketches.
    --Jerry Shane (comedian) - auto assembly line sketch.
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
    --Charlie Cairoli and Co. (musical clown & troupe) - perform two routines.

    --The Five Olanders (family of acrobats/tumblers)
    --Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt (who died on November 7, 1962) - includes a clip of her last Sullivan appearance.

  • November 4, 1962: Tribute to Richard Rodgers (from Carnegie Hall)

    Tribute to Richard Rodgers (broadcast from Carnegie Hall):

    Rodgers & Hart songs:
    --Peggy Lee - "Mountain Greenery" (with 50 piece orchestra)
    --Peggy Lee & Steve Lawrence - "Manhattan"
    --Steve Lawrence - "With a Song in My Heart"
    --Diahann Carroll - "Little Girl Blue"
    --Roberta Peters - "Falling in Love with Love"
    --Cesare Siepi - "Where or When?"
    --Peter Nero (piano player) - "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"

    Songs from Rogers and Hammerstein shows:
    --Peggy Lee - "It Might as Well be Spring" (from "State Fair") & "Younger Than Springtime" ("South Pacific") Note: Another source listed Steve Lawrence as singing "Younger Than Springtime."
    --Gordon MacRae - "If I Loved You" (from "Carrousel"), "Oklahoma," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" & "Beautiful Morning" (all from "Oklahoma")
    --Gordon MacRae & Roberta Peters - "Shall We Dance" (from "King and I")
    --Steve Lawrence, Cesari Siepi & Gordon Macrae - There's Nothing Like A Dame
    --Roberta Peters - "Wonderful Guy" (from "Oklahoma")
    --Nancy Dussault - "Do Re Mi" (from "Sound of Music," singing with children)
    --Cesari Siepi (with Richard Rodgers) - "You'll Never Walk Alone"
    --Diahann Carroll - No Strings & Sweetest Sounds
    --Robert De Cormier chorale - "Bloody Mary" (from "South Pacific")
    --all guests - "It's a Grand Night for Singing" (from "State Fair")

    Audience bows: Richard Rodgers, Dorothy Rodgers, Alan Jay Lerner

    Ed Sullivan reads telegrams from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Adlai E. Stevenson and others.

  • October 28, 1962: Acker Bilk, Jackie Mason, Louis Prima, Helen Shapiro, Steve Allen, Sergio Franchi

    --Acker Bilk (clarinetist) - "Acker's Lacquer" (with the Hugh Lambert Dancers)
    --Helen Shapiro sings "I Don't Care" & "After You've Gone"
    --Louis Prima, Gia Maione & Sam Butera - "Oh Marie" & "I Want You To Be My Baby"
    --Gia Maione - "How High The Moon"
    --Sergio Franchi - "Funiculi, Funicula" & "What Kind Of Fool Am I"

    --Steve Allen - comedy sketch: "You Bet Your Bird" take off on game shows and, later in show, Steve teaches Ed to how to play the piano.
    --Jackie Mason (comedy monologue about luxury apartments, the incinerator, etc.)
    --Norman And Dean (comedians, lip-synch to Allen Sherman's song "Sarah Jackman")

    Also appearing:
    --Lucho Navvaro (sound impressionist, imitates Cape Canaveral, Indianapolis 500, the World Series, Queen Of England)
    Audience bows: Joe Kern; Y. A. Tittle; Norm Snead; Byron Gentry

  • October 21, 1962: Cliff Richard, Kate Smith, Wayne & Shuster, Rip Taylor, Dave Barry

    --Cliff Richard (British singer) - possibly "Living Doll" and "What Do You Know, We've Got A Show" (songs listed in a newspaper 'TV previews' column).
    --Kate Smith sings "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" and a medley ("Tenderly," "I've Got the World on a String" and "When Your Lover Has Gone").

    --Rip Taylor (comedian) - does a routine with Ed.
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - do a WWII sketch called "Dumkopfs of the Deep," about an inept U-boat commander.
    --Dave Barry (comedian) - makes jokes about new model cars.

    Also appearing:
    --Ralph Terry (of the Yankees) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.
    --The Amazing Chan Canasta (magician) - does magic tricks.
    --Captain Danion and his sea lions (aka Captain Dayan's Sea Lions) - sea lions do a balancing act
    --Audience bows: Carroll Baker and Van Johnson.

  • October 14, 1962: Connie Francis; Sergio Franchi; Jerry Van Dyke; Louis Prima, Gia Maione, and Sam Butera
    --Connie Francis sings "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "I'll Get By" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    --Sergio Franchi (Italian tenor) sings "Core 'Ngrato."
    --Louis Prima, Gia Maione, Sam Butera and The Witnesses perform "I Wonder Why."
    --Sam Butera and The Witnesses - "I Feel Good All Over."
    --Gia Maione and Louis Prima - "Undecided" and "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --Jerry Van Dyke (comedian) plays banjo & sings a humorous song.
    --Dennis Spicer (ventriloquist, with monkey dummy)
    --Lee Allen (comedy pantomimist) - does a subway routine.
    Additional guests:
    --The Kuban Cossacks (dance troupe)
    --Maryse Begary (French aerialist, circus trapeze performer)
    --The Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - demonstrate the "Washington Twist."
    --Audience bows: Governor Barret, singer Cliff Richard, football player Frank Gifford, and Sol Hurok (music impresario).
  • October 7, 1962: Paul Anka, Vaughn Meader, Willie Mays, Roger Maris, Peter Duchin

    --Paul Anka sings "You Always Hurt the One You Love," "Eso Beso" and "The Longest Day."
    --Peter Duchin & orchestra (pianist w/orchestra)

    --Dennis Spicer (British ventriloquist)
    --Vaughn Meader (comedian) - impersonates President Kennedy.
    --Denny Willis & Hunting Quartet (comedy troupe) - perform "The Fox Has Left His Lair."

    Additional guests:
    --Dick Albers (trampoline artist)
    --Madison Trio (woman & two men trio) - tap dance routine

    --On-stage bow: Willie Mays (baseball player)
    --Audience bow: Darryl Zanuck with his children
    --Audience bow: Roger Maris (with interview)

  • September 30, 1962: Eddie Fisher, Al Hirt, Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, Joya Sherrill, Jack Carter

    1962-63 Season Premiere
    --Eddie Fisher sings "Back in Your Own Back Yard" and "The Sweetest Sounds."
    --Eddie Fisher and Al Hirt - "Oh My Papa" duet.
    --Al Hirt (trumpet player) - performs "Poor Butterfly," "Honky Tonk Town" and "Malaguena."
    --Joya Sherrill (jazz vocalist) sings "Katusha" in Russian.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, appearing as 'baseball player' Jose Jimenez)
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - talks about various topics and sings "Without You" to his wife.
    Sports Personalities:
    --Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford (of the New York Yankees) - talk with Ed about baseball.
    --Cameo: Sonny Liston (1962 Heavyweight boxing champion).
    --Audience bow: Emil "Bus" Mosbacher (1962 America's Cup winner).
    Also appearing:
    --Leo Bassi (juggler & piano player)
    --The winners of the Harvest Moon Ball dance contest
    --M.A.T.S. (Military Air Transport Service) Crew - pilot and navigator of military plane.