The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 16

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • September 6, 1964
    September 6, 1964
    Episode 42

    Guests (show taped earlier in the season):
    --Bert Lahr - does "Schneider's Miracle," a sketch about a 'paper picker'
    --Rita Pavone (Italian pop singer) - "Big Deal" and "Remember Me?"
    --Pat Buttram (comedian) - talks about Elvis, The Beatles, and the 1964 World's Fair.
    --London Lee (comedian) - speaks on behalf of America's youth.
    --The Stepp Brothers (tap-dancers) - do a tap dance routine
    --The Kim Sisters - sing a "West Side Story" medley (which includes "America"). Later in show, they perform "Mr. Banjo" while strumming banjos.
    --Enzo Stuarti (Italian singer) - "Yours Is My Heart Alone" and "Battle Hymn"
    --Attila Galamb (also spelled as 'Akila Golom') - child saxophonist (also listed as a "10-year-old trumpet player")
    --The Two Carmenas (a "head-to-toe" balancing act)

  • August 16, 1964: Della Reese, The Highwaymen, Pat Henning, The Kaye Sisters

    --Della Reese sings "Nobody's Sweetheart" & "His Eye Is On The Sparrow."
    --The Highwaymen (vocal-instrumental quintet) - "Standing by the Gate" & "Pretoria."
    --The Kaye Sisters (British vocal trio) sing "I Only Want To Be With You," a medley of songs about London, and "She Loves You."
    --Hrach Yacoubian's Greek Group (Mediterranean folk musicians & dancers).

    --Pat Henning (stand-up comedian)
    --Bob King (stand-up comedian)
    --Mac Ronay (French comic magician)

    Also appearing:
    --Harry Lorayne (memory expert)
    --Jack La Cayen & Gelsomina (acrobatic dancers from Italy)
    --Bauman's Tigers (trained animal act)

  • July 26, 1964: International Stars including Steve Lawrence, Helen Shapiro, Morecambe & Wise

    --Steve Lawrence sings "Day In, Day Out" and "Without A Song."
    --Helen Shapiro (from Britain) sings "Tip Toe Through The Tulips."
    --Geula Gill (Israeli vocalist) sings "Exodus" and "Hava Negila" medley.
    --Maria Neglia (violinist) plays "Lover (When You're Near Me)."
    --Los Chavales de Espana (Spanish singers-dancers-instrumentalists) - group with 8 singers and 2 dancers holding maraccas.
    --Morecambe & Wise (British comedy team) - tailor sketch.
    --Alan Gale (comedian)
    --Luis Valdez (puppeteer) - marionette discovers that he's only a puppet.
    --Les Comyat (man-and-woman dance team) - graceful dance turns comedic.
    Also appearing:
    --trick golfer - demonstrates his William Tell Shot.
    --Ugo Garrido (foot juggler)
    --On film: A press conference with Nelson Rockefeller, Billy Graham, David Susskind, Truman Capote, LBJ and Henry Fonda.

  • July 5, 1964: Myron Cohen, Kay Stevens, Jerry Vale, Marty Allen & Steve Rossi

    Pre-recorded show (taped April 1964).
    --Jerry Vale (singer)
    --Kay Stevens (singer-dancer)
    --The Four Amigos (vocal and instrumental group)
    --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy duo)
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --Ronnie Martin (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team)
    --The Neiman Brothers (tumblers)

  • June 28, 1964: Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Bobby Vinton, Ferrante & Teicher

    --Frank Sinatra sings "My Kind of Town," introduces a clip from "Robin and the Seven Hoods," and presents Ed with an anniversary cake.
    --Connie Francis sings "Will You Still Be Mine?" "Mala Femmena," "Looking for Love" (with film clip from movie) and "I Found Myself A Guy" (last song with Frank Sinatra cameo).
    --Bobby Vinton - "Tell Me Why" & "Mama Don't Allow" and a medley of instrumental songs ("Hava Nagila," "Poinciana" & "When The Saints Go Marching In").
    --Ferrante & Teicher (pianist duo) - theme from "Seventh Dawn."
    --Joan Holloway - "Puttin' On My Top Hat" (production number with dancers)
    --The Sidewinders (barbershop quartet) - "Me and My Gal"

    --Jerry Shane (comedian) - routine about domestic life.
    --Allan Drake (comedian) - compares growing up today with his upbringing.

    Also appearing:
    --The Banihan Dancers (Filipino dance group)

  • June 21, 1964: Trini Lopez, Debbie Reynolds (on film), Harve Presnell, Sally Ann Howes, John Byner

    --Trini Lopez - "Hello Dolly" and "What'd I Say" (both songs in English and Spanish).
    --Harve Presnell (Debbie Reynolds' "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" co-star) sings "I'll Never Say No" (live on stage).
    --Sally Ann Howes sings "Let's Face the Music and Dance."
    --Sally Ann Howes sings "Do Re Me" with children from the Lexington school for the deaf. The children also do a "Spring Medley."
    --Steve Rossi sings "With A Song in My Heart."

    --John Byner (stand-up comedian)
    --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Rossi interviews Allen (in character as the general manager of the World's Fair Japanese Pavilion).

    Also appearing:
    --On film: Ed visits Debbie Reynolds at her home. In her screening room, they view scenes of Debbie dancing in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
    --Cameo: Ken Venturi (1964 U.S. Open champion)
    --Jim Bunning (baseball pitching star from Philadelphia) - is interviewed by Ed twice in show.
    --Ed introduces the 50 candidates for the title of "National College Queen," then announces the 6 finalists.
    --Ed crowns the winner of the "National College Queen" contest
    --Royal National dancers of Sierra Leone - perform in tribal costumes.

  • June 14, 1964: Sammy Davis Jr., Stiller and Meara, JFK Library tour

    --Sammy Davis Jr. - "My Kind of Town (Manhattan)," "Where Do I Belong?" "Gonna Build Me A Mountain" & "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
    --The Vagabonds - "It's a Good Day" & "Route 66."
    --Trio Hoganas (high wire balance act)
    --The Philippine Dance Company
    --On film: a tour of the John F. Kennedy Library exhibit (then on display at the IBM Gallery in NYC).

  • June 7, 1964: Sir Alec Guinness, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Nipsey Russell, Robert Horton

    --Sir Alec Guinness plays poet Dylan Thomas in a scene from his play "Dylan."
    --Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas perform "Pride," "Little Children" and "Bad to Me."
    --Robert Horton sings an "Oklahoma" medley & "When The Sun Comes Out."
    --Tessie O'Shea (veteran singer) - performs a London Music Hall medley (production number with dancers).
    Also appearing:
    --Nipsey Russell (comedian) - topics include his girlfriend's weight and civil rights.
    --Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez (professional golfer) - demonstrates his tee-shot form.
    --Leo Bassi (foot juggler, with female assistant) - juggles a piano with his feet.
    --Audience bow: spelling bee winner.
    Filmed segment:
    --A scene from Sir Alec Guinness's 1957 film "The Bridge on the River Kwai" is shown.

  • May 31, 1964: Dave Clark Five, Bill Cosby, Helen Hayes, Abbe Lane

    --Dave Clark Five perform "Can't You See That She's Mine?" & "Do You Love Me?"
    --Abbe Lane sings "The Rhumba Rump" & "I Will Follow You."

    --Bill Cosby (comedian)
    --Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy (husband & wife comedy duo)
    --Elsa & Waldo (comedy dance team)

    Also appearing:
    --Helen Hayes (actress) plays Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in a dramatic scene from her Broadway play "The White House."
    --Audience bow: Betsy Palmer
    --Short film: segment with Ed at Indianapolis race track.

  • May 24, 1964: Liza Minnelli, Duke Ellington, John Paul Vignon, The Beatles (on film)

    --Liza Minnelli sings "Together (Wherever We Go)" and a medley of "Good Bye Blues,"
    "When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam'" and "Alabamy Bound."
    --Duke Ellington & his orchestra perform "Satin Doll," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and "Jam with Sam."
    --Shirley Verrett (mezzo-soprano) sings "Ava Maria."
    --Jean Paul Vignon- "The French Twist."
    --The Christenson High School Band (from St. Croix, Virgin Islands).
    --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) - re-enact the Battle of Waterloo using toy soldiers, and later in show, sing "Swinging Down the Lane."
    --Professor Backwards sings a backwards version of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean."
    Filmed segments:
    --On film: The Beatles perform "You Can't Do That" (a scene from "A Hard Day's Night" which was cut from the final edit of the film). Also on film: Ed Sullivan interviews The Beatles in London on the set of "A Hard Day's Night".
    --Footage of Michelangelo's Pieta, an exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
    --Footage of the Lipizzaner White Stallions in Vienna.

  • May 17, 1964: Paul Anka, Rita Pavone, Totie Fields, Rowan & Martin, The McGuire Sisters

    --Paul Anka sings "Girls of Paris" (production number with dancers).
    --Rita Pavone (Italian singer) - "Remember Me" & "Just One More."
    --Paul Anka and Rita Pavone - "Ogni Volta" duet.
    --The McGuire Sisters sing a medley of "Bewitched," "Miss You," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Bill Bailey."
    --"Big" Tiny Little (pianist, from "The Lawrence Welk Show").
    --The Mansfield State Training School Band, from Connecticut (or TheMansville Marching Band) - "When The Saints Come Marching In."

    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team) - Rowan as reporter interviewing tourist Martin.
    --Totie Fields (comedian) asks the question "What Is Happiness?"
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Ed tutors Topo, who's having problems with his homework.

    Also appearing:
    --Cameo (possibly an audience bow): Eunice Kennedy Shriver (representing the Kennedy Foundation for Mental Retardation).
    --Cameo: Bill Haughton (winning horse jockey)

  • May 10, 1964: Dusty Springfield, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Itzhak Perlman, Bobby Rydell

    --Dusty Springfield - "Stay Awhile" & "I Only Want to Be with You."
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "I Like It" & "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."
    --Bobby Rydell - "World Without Love."
    --Itzak Perlman (violinist) - Wieniawski's "Second Concerto."
    --Los Cinco Latinos (vocal and instrumental quintet) - "El Relicario."
    --The Brooks Sisters (instrumental trio) - "When The Saints Go Marching In."

    --Phyllis Diller (stand-up comedy)
    --Jackie Mason - does a routine about folk songs.
    --Doug Hart (wire walker with female assistant) - Routine with intoxicated man attempting to walk wire. After a few attempts, he finally succeeds.
    --Sid Gary (comedian) - imitates George Jessel's flat singing.

  • May 3, 1964: Stevie Wonder, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Patti Page, Louis Gossett, Burt Lancaster (on film)

    --Stevie Wonder performs "Fingertips."
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" & "I'm the One."
    --Patti Page sings "Call Me Irresponsible" & "If I Had A Hammer."
    --Louis Gossett, May Barnes and Bibby Oscarwall perform excerpts from their musical "America Be Seated," an attraction at the World's Fair Louisiana Pavilion.

    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as José Jiménez) - Wearing a Roman soldier costume, Jose talks to Ed about his latest epic movie.

    Also appearing:
    --The Claytons (whip and rope act) - dressed as cowboys, 3 people do tricks with whips.
    --Burt Lancaster, in a segment filmed in Paris, talks to Ed about his childhood in Harlem.

    Additional guest (Scheduled to appear):
    --Vaughn Meader (comedian)

  • April 26, 1964: Al Hirt, Roberta Peters, Itzhak Perlman, Peg Leg Bates, Little Buck, London Lee

    --Al Hirt (jazz trumpeter) - "Begin the Beguine" & "Cotton Candy."
    --Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano) and Al Hirt perform "The Shadow Song" (from the Meyerbeer opera 'Dinorah').
    --Itzhak Perlman (violinist) - "Rondo Capricione."
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal & instrumental trio from Korea) - 'South of the Border' medley and "Charlie Brown."

    --London Lee (comedian).
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian).
    --Bob King (comedian).

    Also appearing:
    --Peg Leg Bates & Little Buck (tap dancers) - do a challenge dance.
    --The Ximenez Vargas Ballet (dance troupe).
    --Trio Ariston (acrobat trio).

  • April 12, 1964: Moscow State Circus (taped in Minneapolis, MN)

    Moscow State Circus (taped in Minneapolis, MN)

    Pre-recorded show with guests:
    --Oleg Popov (clown, appears throughout the show).
    --The Khodzhabaev Cossack Riders.
    --Valentin Filatov's trained bears (boxers, motorcyclists, acrobats & balancers).
    --Kaseev and Manasaryan (acrobatic strongmen).
    --Michael Nikolaev group (precision gymnasts).
    --Violetta and Alexander Kiss (balancers).
    --The Vladimir Doveyko Tumblers (acrobats somersault onto stilts).
    --The Vladimir Zamotkin's acrobatics (perform on a giant free-spinning wheel).
    --Vsevolod Kherts (juggling strongman).
    --The Volzhansky wire walkers (roller-skate & perform acrobatics on the high-wire).
    --Helena Sinkovskaya & Victor Lisin (gymnasts on the rocket trapeze).
    --Victoria Olkhovikova's football-playing canines.

  • April 5, 1964: The Searchers, Nipsey Russell, Teresa Brewer, Senor Wences

    --The Searchers - "Needles and Pins" and "Ain't That Just Like Me?"
    --Teresa Brewer sings "Bye Bye Blackbird."
    --Franco Corelli (Italian tenor) - sings "Adio La Madre."
    --The Little Singers of Tokyo (two dozen Japanese children) sings "Sakura" and "Swanee."

    --Nipsey Russell (comedian) - pokes fun at current dances.
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) - does a routine with his puppets Johnny & Pedro.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - does an income tax routine with Ed.

    Also featured:
    --Mata & Hari (dance-pantomime team).
    On film:Ed narrates film clips of past World's Fairs.

  • March 29, 1964: Harry Belafonte and the Belafonte Folk Singers, Jack Carter, Karen Valentine, Dennis Spicer

    --Harry Belafonte - "Windin' Road" and "Scarlet Ribbons."
    --Harry Belafonte and the Belafonte Folk Singers perform "Look Over Yonder" "Shake That Little Foot" and "In My Father's House" (and possibly "Sailor Man").
    --The Kessler Twins (dancers-singers Alice and Ellen Kessler) - "Best Is Yet to Come" and "On How To Be Lovely."
    --Karen Valentine (singer-dancer) sings "Can't Get A Man with a Gun."

    --Jack Carter (comedian) - stand-up routine
    --Dennis Spicer (ventriloquist) - has his dummy, James Greene, sing "Old MacDonald."

    Also appearing:
    --Bauman Tigers (trained animal act) - seven tigers with trainer.
    --Audience bow: Barbra Streisand (sitting next to husband Elliott Gould).

  • March 22, 1964: Bobby Vinton, Van Johnson, The Ladybugs, Totie Fields, George Kirby

    --Van Johnson - "Just One of Those Things" and "I'm A Ham."
    --Bobby Vinton - "My Heart Belongs to Only You."
    --The Ladybugs (Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell and Linda Kaye Henning from "Petticoat Junction," and Sheila James, formerly of "Dobie Gillis") perform "I Saw Him Standing There."
    --The Brooks Sisters - "Brooks' Boogie."
    --Totie Fields (comedian)
    --George Kirby (comedian-impressionist)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - "Topo's Birthday."
    Also appearing:
    --The South African dancers (from the Alan Paton-Krishna Shaw play "Sponono")

    CBS repeated this show on Aug. 9, 1964.

  • March 15, 1964: Dave Clark Five, Peter O'Toole, Jack Jones, Pat O'Brien, Jackie Vernon

    --Dave Clark Five performs "Do You Love Me," "Bits and Pieces" and "Glad All Over."
    --Jack Jones sings "Rosalie" & "Call Me Irresponsible."
    --Carmel Quinn sings a medley of Irish songs.
    --On tape: Peter O'Toole is interviewed and joins Ed in singing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
    --Pat O'Brien does dramatic recreation of Knute Rockne's inspirational speech to Notre Dame's football team.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) talks to Ed about Irish culture.
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Volantes (unicycle balancing act) - performance includes riding a unicycle in the theater aisle and playing an accordion while riding a unicycle atop a table.
    --The Augspurg Jungle Wonders (trained monkey act).

  • March 8, 1964: Dave Clark Five; American Composers salute with Jerry Vale, Steve Lawrence, Florence Henderson

    Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over."

    A Salute to American Composers segment:
    --Jerry Vale - "Ah, Sweet Mystery" & "You Can't Take That Away from Me."
    --Florence Henderson - "I Get A Kick Out of You" & "Wonderful Guy."
    --Ed Sullivan talks with Ira Gershwin.
    --Steve Lawrence - "A Room Without Windows, A Room Without Doors" & "Gigi."
    --Harry Ruby (piano medley).
    --Phil Silvers & Saul Chaplin - "Old Man River" sketch.
    --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - dances to "Black Bottom" & "The Peabody."
    --Blossom Seeley - "I Love A Medley."

    Piano medley with five ASCAP composers: Jimmy McHugh ("Sunny Side of the Street"); Arthur Freed ("Singing in the Rain"); Grace Kahn & Donald Kahn ("It Had to be You" & "Ain't We Got Fun"); Sammy Fain ("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing").

  • March 1, 1964: George Raft, Jack Carter, John Byner, The Barry Sisters

    --George Raft (Hollywood star) - scheduled do dance a tango with the Hugh Lambert dancers to the song "La Cumparasita."
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - routine includes jokes about the Beatles.
    --John Byner (impressionist making his first Sullivan TV appearance).
    --The Barry Sisters (singers)
    --Hainz, Heinz, and Brown (instrumental group)
    --Russell Newport (Gospel singer)
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
    --The Alcettys (plate jugglers)
    --The Lounsberry Sisters (baton twirlers).

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Julius Monk's "Baker's Dozen" (revue troupe, scheduled to appear in 2 comedy sketches).

  • February 23, 1964: The Beatles (3rd appearance), Cab Calloway, Acker Bilk

    --The Beatles (3rd appearance) – "Twist and Shout," "Please Please Me" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Beatles segments pre-recorded, taped 9Feb64).
    --Cab Calloway - "St. James Infirmary" & "Old Man River."
    --Acker Bilk (clarinet player) - "Acker's Lacquer."

    --Morecambe & Wise (comedy team) - man shows his collection of genuine Louis XIV brandy glasses.
    --Gordon & Sheila MacRae (musical-comedy entertainers) - do celebrity impressions in a parody of "The Gary Moore Show."
    --Dave Barry - talks about children and sings a parody of "Sonny Boy."
    --Morty Gunty (comedian) - comedy monologue.
    --Gloria Bleezarde - sings "Safety in Numbers."
    --Pinky & Perky (marionettes).

  • February 16, 1964: The Beatles (2nd appearance), Mitzi Gaynor, Allen & Rossi

    Show broadcast from the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
    --The Beatles (2nd appearance) - "She Loves You," "This Boy," "All My Lovin', "I Saw Her Standing There," "From Me to You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
    --Mitzi Gaynor (with 4 male dancers-singers) - "Too Darn Hot" and "The More I See You."
    --Mitzi Gaynor (with dancers) - Blues medley: "Birth of the Blues," "St. James Infirmary," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Shadrach, Mescach, Obendigo," "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho" & "When the Saints Go Marchin In" (reprise).
    --Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Interviewer Rossi interviews boxer Marty "Rocky" Allen.
    --Steve Rossi sings "Strike Up the Band" while Marty Allen wears a Beatle wig.
    --Myron Cohen (story-telling comedian).
    Also appearing:
    --On tape: The Nerveless Nocks (4-man sway pole acrobats) - perform at the Hialeah Race Track.
    --Audience bows: Sunny Liston & and Joe Louis (boxers).
    --The Volantes (comedic unicycle balancing act, missing from the 2003 GoodTimes/SOFA Home Entertainment DVD).

  • Feburary 9, 1964: The Beatles (1st appearance), Davy Jones, Georgia Brown, Frank Gorshin

    --The Beatles (1st Sullivan appearance) - "All My Loving," "Til There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
    --Davy Jones (pre-Monkees, then appearing on Broadway) sings "I'd Do Anything" to Georgia Brown (in a scene from "Oliver").
    --Georgia Brown (Broadway actress-singer) - "As Long As He Needs Me" (from "Oliver").
    --Tessie O'Shea (singer, from Broadway's "The Girl Who Came To Supper") - medley of show tunes including: "I Got Rhythm," "The Tender Trap" and, playing the banjo, "Two Ton Tessie (from Tennessee)."
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impersonations in a routine about movie stars becoming politicians.
    --Mitzi McCall & Charlie Brill (comedy team) - casting agent sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Fred Kapps (magician) - does card and salt shaker trick
    --Wells & the Four Fays (acrobatic troupe) - physical comedy & stunts

  • February 2, 1964: Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rip Taylor, Mr. Pastry

    --Ella Fitzgerald sings "Them There Eyes" (with Roy Eldridge on trumpet), "Love Being Here with You," "My Last Affair" and"Perdido."
    --Sammy Davis Jr. sings a "West Side Story" medley, "Shelter of Your Arms" and "Without A Song."
     --Sammy Davis Jr. & Ella Fitzgerald - "S' Wonderful" duet.
    --Mr. Pastry (British comedian Richard Hearne) - demonstrates the "Passing Out Ceremony" to Ed and singer Cliff Richard.
    --Rip Taylor (stand-up comedy monologue)

  • January 26, 1964: Van Heflin, Sidney Blackmer, Carol Lawrence, Eddy Arnold

    --Van Heflin and Sidney Blackmer (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "A Case of Libel."

    --Carol Lawrence sings "Riding High."
    --Eddy Arnold (Country-Western singer) - "Old '97."
    --Shirley Verrett (operatic soprano) sings "My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice."
    --Les Compagnons de la Chanson - "The Three Bells."

    --Don Saunders (British comedian) - does a bagpipe routine.
    --Bob King (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - "Topo Has A Cold."

    Also appearing:
    --Cameo: Johnny Weissmuller

  • January 19, 1964: Juliet Prowse, Kate Smith, Bobby Vinton, Pat Buttram, Grecco & Willard

    --Kate Smith sings "This Is All I Ask," "Fine and Dandy" and "As Long As He Needs Me."
    --Bobby Vinton - medley: "Blue Velvet," "Roses Are Red (My Love)" & "There! I've Said It Again"
    --Bobby Vinton - medley: "If You Knew Susie," "When My Baby Smiles at Me" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
    --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - "Lazy Afternoon with You," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "Tell All the World."
    --Pat Buttram (comedian) - stand-up rural comedy.
    --Vic Grecco & Fred Willard (comedy team) - do a telephone routine.
    --Dick Alberts (or Albers - trampoline act) - does comic tumbling.
    Also appearing:
    --Marvin Roy (magician act with female assistant) - pulls items out of hat & light bulbs out of mouth.

  • January 12, 1964: Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Stiller & Meara

    --Connie Francis sings "With A Song In My Heart," "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and "Al Di Là."
    --Frank Sinatra, Jr. (with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) - "Second Time Around" and "Nancy With the Laughing Face."
    --The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - "Git It."
    --Helen Forrest (with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) - "I've Heard That Song Before."
    --The Pied Pipers (with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) - "Oh! Look at Me Now."
    --Big Tiny Little (Ragtime-piano player) - 'Swinging Door' medley.
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - Stiller plays a rescued fisherman interviewed by Meara.
    --Alan Gale (comedian) - stand-up monologue.
    Also appearing:
    --Ginny Tiu and family (children in traditional Japanese clothes) - tap dance routine.
    --Con Conwally (balancing act) - balances sword, candelabra, etc.
    --Audience bows: Mickey Mantle, Jimmy Piersall, Darryl Zanuck, and Julia Mead.
    --On stage cameos: Juliet Prowse and Mickey Mantle (in addition to Mantle's earlier audience bow).

  • January 5, 1964: Count Basie Orchestra, Sister Sourie (aka The Singing Nun), Jane Powell, Keely Smith

    --The Singing Nun (Sister Sourire) - "Hallelujah," "Dominique," & "Les Piedes des Missionaires" (performance filmed in Waterloo, Belgium).
    --Count Basie Orchestra - "One O'Clock Jump."
    --Kelly Smith - "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" & "Bill" (with the Count Basie Orchestra).
    --Count Basie Orchestra & Keely Smith - "Won't You Come Back, Count Basie?"
    --Jane Powell - "By Strauss" song & dance number, and a movie medley: "Wonderful Day," "Too Late Now" & "A Most Unusual Day."

    Also appearing:
    --Johnny Hart (magician, does card tricks, silk tricks doves).
    --Dieter Tasso (juggler, balancing act).
    --Marcelo Spanish Ballet (Flamenco dance w/ male soloist).

  • December 29, 1963: Hank Williams Jr.; Janet Blair; Jerry Vale; The Kim Sisters; Otto Preminger (cameo)

    --Hank Williams, Jr. - medley of Hank Williams Sr. songs ("On The Bayou," "Your Cheatin' Heart" "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Lonesome Blues").
    --Janet Blair sings "Some People" (from 'Gypsy') and "And This Is My Beloved" (from 'Kismet').
    --Jerry Vale (singer) - medley of Italian songs including "O Solo Mio" and "Mama."
    --The Kim Sisters - 'Al Jolson' medley ("Swanee," "Mammy," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "April Showers," "California Here I Come" and "Toot-Toot Tootsie").
    --The Kim Sisters - "The Mysterious East."

    --Twice Over Nightly, Upstairs At The Downstairs (New York nightclub revue) - troupe (which includes Paul Dooley, Jane Connell and Dick Liberti) parody people's excuses for arriving late for work.
    --Billy Reed (Vaudeville novelty act) - plays "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" on dinnerware (that gradually breaks apart as he keeps playing).

    Also appearing:
    --Audience bow: movie director Otto Preminger (appearance follows a clip from his movie "The Cardinal").
    --The Maxwells (2-man pantomime & balancing act) - one man balances wicker boxes on his feet while the other climbs atop the boxes.
    --Cameo: Paul Davis (football coach).
    --The Pusztai Troupe(6 or 7-man acrobatic troupe from Hungary).
    --Rene Lavand (illusionist) - does one-handed card tricks.

  • December 22, 1963: Buster Keaton, Tessie O'Shea, Frank Ifield, George Kirby

    --Frank Ifield (Australian-English singer) performs "Winter Wonderland" and "Waltzing Matilda."
    --Tessie O'Shea (British music hall singer & star of Broadway's "The Girl Who Came To Supper").
    --The Burke Family Singers - perform "Silent Night" & "Hallelujah."
    --Buster Keaton (silent film comedian) - plays a blacksmith in a pantomime sketch.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - does a routine in a Santa Claus costume.

    Scheduled guests (mentioned in TV listings):
    --John Huston (movie director).
    --George Kirby (stand-up comedian)
    --Sean Scully and 34 other cast members of the Broadway musical "The Girl Who Came to Supper."
    --Paul Dooley and Dick Liberti (comedians, from the "Twice Over Nightly" New York nightclub revue) - perform a greeting card routine.
    --Rene Lavand (one-armed magician).
    --Hugh Forgie (ice skater).

  • December 15, 1963: Al Hirt, Milton Berle, Georgia Brown, The Amin Brothers

    --Al Hirt (trumpeter)- "Java" (with dancers) & "Man with a Horn."
    --Georgia Brown sings "I've Got Plenty Of Nothing" & "I'll Walk Alone."

    --Milton Berle (comedian) - running gag: keeps interrupting Ed throughout show.
    --Milton Berle - reads a screenplay of Ed's life; does a comedy bit with Al Hirt; and pays tribute to the "unsung heroes who work in dept. stores all over the country, the shipping clerks."
    --The Amin Brothers (foot jugglers, Milton Berle gets into the act).

    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Joe Morrison; John Chandler; Y. A. Tittle; and Herman Levin (producer of "My Fair Lady")

  • December 8, 1963: Ginger Rogers, Sophie Tucker, Vic Greco & Fred Willard, Jan Murray

    --Ginger Rogers sings "Something's Gotta Give" & "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
    --Sophie Tucker - "So Much to Do" (recitation) and "Some of These Days."
    --Buddy Greco - "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" & "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)."
    --Los Chevales de Espana (a.k.a. "The Kids from Spain," singers & dancers).
    --Jan Murray (comedian) - topics include nightclubs & marriage.
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian) - psychiatrist routine.
    --Vic Greco & Fred Willard (comedy team) - give advice to young baseball players.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --All-American Football Team players (selected by the American Coaches Association).
    --Ed Sullivan talks with Roger Staubach.
    --Audience bows: Myron Cohen (comedian), The Kim Sisters, Port Chester High School football team.

    New segment added to August 30, 1964 repeat:
    --On a Paris movie set, Burt Lancaster talks about his upcoming movie "The Train." A few scenes from the film are shown.

  • December 1, 1963: The Obratsov Russian Puppet Theatre

    The Obratsov Russian Puppet Theatre
    --Ed dedicates the entire hour show to the Obratsov Russian Puppet Theatre. The puppet act, led by Sergei Obratsov, specializes in satire.
    --The show is divided into different puppet acts: "The Coloratura Soprano"; "The Tango"; "The Wunderkind," "The Gypsies" from the Forests of Transcaucasia; "The Performing Animals"; "The Illusionist"; "The Tap Dancers" and "Jazz Singer and her Combo."

    This show was taped in November 1963 at the conclusion of the troupe's Broadway engagement, a part of the American-Soviet cultural exchange.

  • November 17, 1963: Kirk Douglas, Tommy Sands and Nancy Sinatra, Robert Horton, Earl Grant

    --Kirk Douglas (actor) - talks about the importance of staying in school.

    --Tommy Sands and Nancy Sinatra sing "Old Straw Hat" & "Hey Good Lookin'."
    --Tommy Sands sings "Real Live Girl" and "San Francisco."
    --Robert Horton sings "Out of a Dream" and, later in show, "I Have Dreamed."
    --Earl Grant sings "Banana Tree" (with two female dancers).
    --The Kim Sisters and the Kim Brothers sing "Shanty," "Try to Remember" and "Little Darling."

    --Bob Lewis (comedian) - attempts to do magic tricks while telling stories to the audience.
    --Davis & Reese (comedy team of Pepper Davis and Tony Reese) - do a comedy routine.
    --Ronnie Martin - monologue about being single.

    Also appearing:
    --The Nieman Brothers (acrobats, three brothers) - two men throw the third into the air.

  • November 10, 1963: Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis; Shelley Berman; Marty Allen and Steve Rossi

    --Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis (singing trio).
    --Shelley Berman (comedian).
    --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team).
    --Dick Contino (accordian player) - polka medley (production number with The Hugh Lambert Dancers).
    --The West Point Cadet Glee Club (90-member singing troupe).
    --Baby Opal and Baby Kay (performing elephants)

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Teri Thornton (singer)
    --Karen Valentine (16-year-old talent award winner in the Miss Teenage America Pageant) - "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" comedy dance.
    --Ed Wynn (movie comedian)
    --Dennis Spicer (British ventriloquist)
    --On film (scheduled):
    The last known press interview with Ngo Dinh Diem, the South Vietnamese leader who was assassinated on November 2, 1963.

  • November 3, 1963: Richard Burton, Morecombe and Wise, Arthur Worsley, Dave Madden

    --Richard Burton (British/Welsh actor) in a segment taped in England, recites works by Welsh writers Dylan Thomas and Jack Jones. (Dylan Thomas' "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog" about a troubled young man at a bar and Jack Jones' description of a sermon in a Bethlehem Chapel.)
    --The Calicoats - "Blues Away," "Somebody Loves You," and "Have A Happy Day."
    --Dave Madden (comedian) - Stand-up monologue (topics: riding the subway, show business).
    --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) - do a singing routine with Ed and Ray Bloch.
    --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist, with his dummy doing all the talking).
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - attempts circus tricks.
    --Cinco Brutos (comedy-singing group) - "Little Darling" & "Addio."
    --Augspurg's Jungle Wonders (monkey/baboon act with trainer) - tea party sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: Ron Mix (offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers), Lance Alworth (wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers), Don Freeman (children's book author and illustrator), and Johnny Rotz (racing jockey).

  • October 27, 1963: The Moscow State Circus (taped in England)

    Performers appearing on this show:
    --The Four Boubnovs (precision aerialists)
    --The Homenko Group (trampoline acrobats)
    --Karandash, Nicolin and Shudin (three clowns)
    --Irina and Petr Schetinini (high-wire artists)
    --The Simadov Group (Chinese balancers)
    --Dzerassa Touganova and Valeri Denisov (equestrians)
    --Nina and Anatole Yaroslavsky (hand balancers)

    Also: animal acts including trained bears, a performing elephant and a cat piloting a plane with mice as passengers.

  • October 20, 1963: Bob and Ray, Eydie Gorme, Cliff Richard, Vic Grecco & Fred Willard

    --Eydie Gorme (singer) - "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Just One of Those Things."
    --Cliff Richard sings "Stranger In Town" and "Some of These Days."
    --The Kessler Twins (singing & dancing team) sing "Without You."
    --Ginny Tiu & siblings - Ginny plays the piano, her sister Elizabeth sings, Ginny tap dances with her brother and sister.
    --The Four Saints (comedy-instrumental group) performs "Tonight" (group sings and plays trumpet).
    --Shirley Verrett (opera singer) - "Habanera."

    --Bob and Ray (comedy team) - do a "What's Going On Here" news & current events parody.
    --Vic Grecco & Fred Willard (comedy team)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - does a cowboy sketch.

  • October 13, 1963: Lesley Gore, Tony Bennett, Frank Gorshin, Bob & Ray

    --Lesley Gore - "It's My Party"/"She's A Fool" medley.
    --Tony Bennett sings a medley ("Moment of Truth," "Smile," "Don't Wait Too Long" and "Smile You Sinners").

    --"What's Going On Here?" a satire of current news stories with Bob & Ray, Peter Cook, and Godfrey Cambridge.
    --Frank Gorshin (impressionist) - does an "Actors in Heaven" routine with impressions of James Cagney, Clark Gable, Al Jolson, James Dean and W.C. Fields.
    --Mr. Pastry (British comedian Richard Hearne) - does a pantomime routine titled "The Lancers."
    --Mac Ronay (European pantomime artist) - does a magic act including sword-in-box trick, assisted by Ed.

    Also appearing:
    --The Baranton Sisters (foot jugglers).
    --Szony & Claire (adagio dance team) - perform a romantic dance and, later in show, a Spanish-Flamenco dance.
    --On film: Clip of the late Eleanor Roosevelt talking about Israel.
    --Audience bows: Joan Payson (New York Mets owner) and Buddy Greco (singer & pianist).

  • October 6, 1963: The Angels, Dick Dale, Totie Fields, Sonny Liston, Kate Smith, Stiller & Meara, Three Stooges

    --The Angels - "My Boyfriend's Back."
    --Dick Dale - medley of "Surfin' and a Swingin'," "Misirlou" and "The Wedge."
    --Kate Smith - medley of WWII songs: "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," "The White Cliffs of Dover," "On a Wing and a Prayer" and "God Bless America."
    --The Page Seven (featuring Page Cavanaugh at the piano) - "Preacher" (instrumental).
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - boasts about her diet, sings, and then flirts with men in the audience.
    --The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Curly Joe) - sketch with Curly Joe as the Rajah.
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - a couple starts arguing following their dinner party.
    Also appearing:
    --Sonny Liston (heavyweight champion of the world) - skips rope to "Night Train" recording.
    --The Clark Brothers (tap dancers)
    --Alan Gale (comedian) - topics include politics, sports, modern conveniences, supermarkets, and banks.
    --Audience bow: Eileen Brennan

  • September 29, 1963: Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra Jr., Helen Forrest, The Pied Pipers, Tommy Dorsey Band

    --Tommy Dorsey Band - "Marie."
    --Jimmy Durante - "A Piano Is A Delicate Thing" & " September Song."
    --Helen Forrest - "Just One Of Those Things" & "I Had the Craziest Dream" (with the Tommy Dorsey Band).
    --The Pied Pipers - "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)."
    --Frank Sinatra Jr. and The Pied Pipers - "I'll Never Smile Again."
    --Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tommy Dorsey Band - "Night & Day."
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - talks about his vacation.
    Also appearing:
    --The Harvest Moon Ball winners (categories: Waltz, Tango, Polka, Rhumba, Jitterbug & all around champs).
    --Audience bow (cameo): Paul Newman (actor).
    --On-stage cameos: New York Yankees Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Al Downing, Roger Maris, and Elston Howard; Yankees manager Ralph Hauk.

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