The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 17

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • October 18, 1964: The Animals; Van Johnson; Jackie Mason; Totie Fields; Rita Pavone

    --The Animals – "I'm Crying" & "House of the Rising Sun."
    --Van Johnson - "I Want to be Happy" & talks with Ed about his past films.
    --Rita Pavone sings "Sul Cucozzole."
    --Joan Sutherland - "Ardon gli incensi" (as Lucia, from "Lucia di Lammermoor").

    --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - monologue includes imitation of news reporter Marvin Kalb commenting on a speech by President Johnson.
    --John Byner (comedian) does impersonations of Ed Sullivan, Johnny Mathis & Tony Bennett
    --Totie Fields (comedienne) - tells jokes about her weight, banks & safe deposit boxes.
    --The Cambridge Circus (British comedy troupe)

    Also appearing:
    --Cameos: Bob Gibson & Tim McCarver (World Series heroes talk with Ed)

  • October 25, 1964: The Rolling Stones, Stiller & Meara, Laurence Harvey, Jack Jones, London Lee

    --The Rolling Stones - "Around and Around" and "Time is on My Side."
    --Jack Jones sings "Gotta Travel On" & "Bewitched."
    --The Kim Sisters (singers-musicians) perform "Joshua" and a traditional Scottish song.
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
    --London Lee (young comedian) - speaks out in defense of teenagers.
    --Charlie Drake (English pantomime comedian) - Instead of hanging a picture, "The Little Picture Hanger" destroys an entire room.
    Also appearing:
    --Laurence Harvey (actor) reads from Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade," then presents the original 1854 bugle to Major Barryman.
    --The Berosini Family (acrobats).

  • May 23, 1965: Liza Minnelli, Pernell Roberts, Kathy Kirby, Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn

    --Liza Minnelli - "All I Need is One Good Break" and "Sing Happy."
    --Pernell Roberts (actor) sings "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" in a Western-production number.
    --Guy Lombardo and his orchestra - "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" & "12th Street Rag."
    --The Bachelors (Irish folk trio) - "Marie" & "I Believe."
    --Kathy Kirby - "Can't Help Lovin' That Man."
    --Bob King (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) - perform a dance from Khachaturian's Ballet "Gayne."
    --The Fredianis (acrobatic trio)

  • January 3, 1965: Liza Minnelli, Jean Paul Vignon, Buddy Hackett, Totie Fields

    --Liza Minnelli sings "The Travelin' Life."
    --Liza Minnelli and Jean Paul Vignon sing "Boom."
    --Jean Paul Vignon sings "Teach Me Tonight."
    --Buddy Hackett (comedian) - talks to Ed about his career, memories of Coney Island.
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - stand-up routine includes flirting with Ed and a cameraman.
    --Karen Morrow appears in a scene from the Broadway musical "I Had A Ball."
    --Leo Bassi (juggler)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - frets over having to attend school.
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian) - stand-up routine titled "Dull Men's Club."
    --Carmen Sevilla sings "Mis Noches De Madrid" and "Estando Contino."

  • December 27, 1964: The Supremes, Leslie Uggams, The Serendipity Singers, Frank Gorshin, Rip Taylor

    --The Supremes - "Come See About Me."
    --The Serendipity Singers - "Every Time I Feel the Spirit."
    --Leslie Uggams - "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" & "Cockeyed Optimist."

    --Frank Gorshin (impressionist)
    --Rip Taylor (comedian)
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne)
    --Davis and Reese (stand-up comedians)

    Also appearing:
    --Czechoslovakia State Folk dance Ensemble
    --Burger's Animals

  • June 27, 1965: Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Tony Bennett, Jackie Vernon, Frank Sinatra (on film)

    Pre-recorded episode.
    --Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas - "From a Window" & "Bad to Me."
    --Tony Bennett - "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "One for My Baby," "It Had to be You" and "One More for the Road."
    --The Djoliba Ensemble (African musicians, proteges of Harry Belafonte) - perform native songs.
    --The Kim Sisters (singers-musicians) - perform a medley from the Broadway musical "Funny Girl."
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) sings "Love Me Do" in a duet with a daisy puppet.
    Also appearing:
    --Johnny Hart (magician)
    --The Two Carmenas (acrobats)
    On film:
    --Ed interviews Frank Sinatra at the June 23 world premiere of "Von Ryan's Express" at New York's Loew's State Theatre.

  • September 27, 1964: Beach Boys, Alan King, Leslie Uggams, Robert Goulet

    --The Beach Boys perform "I Get Around" and "Wendy."
    --Robert Goulet - "Let There be Love," "Quiet Nights," "This is All I Ask" and "My Love Forgive Me (Amore Scusami)."
    --Leslie Uggams - "I Feel Pretty" & "The Man I Love."
    --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about "Dr. Sam," Dr. Sam Roth, a doctor in his neighborhood (when he was a kid in the lower East Side of Manhattan) and other medical observances.
    --Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - gives Ed Italian lessons, routine might include the song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off."
    --On film: Dotson's Comedy Divers (at the Atlantic Ocean).
    Also appearing:
    --Vonda Kay Van Dyke & Curley (Miss American 1965 performing her ventriloquist act) - sing "Together, Wherever We Go." ("There She Is Miss America" is played as "they" walk on stage.)
    --Harvest Moon Ball Dancers (winners from different categories).
    --Audience bow: Amy Norworth (widow of songwriter Jack Norworth).
    --Audience bow: Mrs. Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey's mother).
    --Cameo: actress Julie Newmar, co-star of "My Living Doll," a sitcom which premieres that night (Sept. 27, 1964) on CBS immediately after "Ed Sullivan."

  • February 7, 1965: Jimmy Durante (72nd Birthday Tribute), Leslie Uggams, Jean Carroll

    Jimmy Durante segment (in celebration of Durante's upcoming 72nd birthday):
    --Jimmy Durante sings "Bless Them All" and (with the Copa Girls) "They Only Want Me."
    --Jimmy Durante and Sonny King sing "Love You, Love You" and "That's My Boy."
    --Jimmy Durante, Sonny King and Eddie Jackson perform "This Train."
    --Jimmy Durante sings "Inka Dinka Do" and "When You're Young at Heart."
    --Audience bows: Jules Podell (Copa owner) & his wife.
    --Audience bows: Marge & Cele Durante (Jimmy's wife & their 3-year-old daughter).

    Additional guests:
    --Leslie Uggams sings "This Is the Life" (and a song with The Young Americans).
    --The Womenfolk (folk singers) - "Sail Away" & "Rock-Em Daddy-O."
    --Royal Welsh Male Choir sing "Men of Harlech."
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    --Rivka Raz (Israeli singer) - performs "I Could Have Danced All Night" (in Hebrew and English).
    --Brascia & Tybee (dance team, doing a Spanish dance).
    --Boy Scouts recite the "Scout Oath."
    --The Petroffs (acrobats) perform a triple high-bar routine.moreless

  • May 16, 1965: Petula Clark, Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn, Alan King, Sue Carson

    --Petula Clark sings "I Know a Place" & "Heart."
    --The West Point Glee Club - sing a medley of Civil War songs ('When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (The Boys Are Marching)," "Yellow Rose of Texas," "Tenting Tonight," "Dixie" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Irving Berlin's "This Is The Army Mr. Jones."
    --Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) dance the the pas de deux from "Swan Lake."
    --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about little league baseball players and their overbearing parents.
    --Sue Carson (comedienne) sings a parody of "King of the Road" and impersonates female folk singers with "Talent Is In Demand."
    Also appearing:
    --The Elwardos (balancing act)
    --Ugo Garrido (foot juggler)

  • October 11, 1964: Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Juliet Prowse, The Harlem Globetrotters

    --Roy Orbison sings "Oh, Pretty Woman."
    --Connie Francis - medley of 1930s songs: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," "After You've Gone" and "My Man."
    --As a tribute to the 1964 World Series, Connie Francis sings a medley of "On The Sidewalks Of New York," "Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis" and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
    --Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer) - "Standing on the Corner."
    --Juliet Prowse sings and dances to "Use Your Imagination" (in a sequence taped in Central Park).
    --The Harlem Globetrotters - humorous exhibition of basketball tricks.
    --George Kirby (comedian) - does impressions of Dean Martin (singing "All the Way") and Sammy Davis Jr. (singing "What Kind Of Fool Am I?").
    --Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Rossi sings "More," interviews Christopher Columbus (Allen), then sings "We've Had A Swingin' Time" (to the tune of "Battle Hymn Of The Republic").
    --Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian) - domestic humor, tells jokes about her husband & daughter.
    Also appearing:
    --The Youngs (circus act) - performers do jumps using a teeter-board.
    --Cameos: Johnny Keane (St. Louis Cardinals manager) and Ken Boyer (St. Louis Cardinals third baseman).
    --Audience bows: New York Yankees Elston Howard and Roger Maris.
    --Audience bows: St. Louis Cardinals Dick Groat and Bill White.

    CBS repeated this show on July 4, 1965.

  • March 28, 1965: Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby Vinton, Sergio Franchi

    --Little Anthony and the Imperials - "Hurt So Bad."
    --Bobby Vinton sings "Long Lonely Nights" and a medley of vintage songs (including "Melancholy Baby" and "Margie").
    --Marilyn Michaels sings "All Or Nothing At All."
    --Sergio Franchi - "Stella By Starlight."
    --Elizabeth Allen & Sergio Franchi (co-stars of the Richard Rodgers' musical "Do I Hear A Waltz?") sing "Do I Hear A Waltz" & "Take The Moment." Following duet, Richard Rodgers takes an on-stage bow.
    --Jackie Vernon - tells his tales of bad luck.
    --Bob King - does a stand-up routine about teen-age music, pop idols, and radio D.J's.
    --George Carl - pantomime routine includes magic act with woman assistant, a soft shoe dance, and bumbling acrobatics.
    Also appearing:
    --Gary Player (pro-golfer) - talks with Ed about golf.
    --Le Marcellis (acrobat) - does tricks with chairs and tables.

  • June 13, 1965: Tom Jones, The Seekers, Dee Dee Sharp, Sid Caesar, Allen and Rossi

    --Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual" and "Watcha Gonna Do?"
    --The Seekers - "A World of Our Own" and "You Can Tell The World."
    --Dee Dee Sharp - "Steady, Steady."
    --Jean-Paul Vignon - "What Now My Love" (in French).
    --Steve Rossi - "Sunrise, Sunset."
    --Sid Caesar - does a comedy bit about meeting his girlfriend's parents.
    --London Lee (comedian)
    --Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Peace Corps routine.
    --Smith and Dale - audience bow, followed by short comedy bit.
    Also appearing:
    --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)
    --The Wychwoods (illusionist act with 14 trained poodles).

  • October 4, 1964: Louis Armstrong, Sid Caesar, Abbe Lane, Pat Boone, Yogi Berra

    --Louis Armstrong – "Hello Dolly" & "So Long Dearie."
    --Pat Boone - "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Beach Girl" and "Exodus."
    --Abbe Lane - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" & "I'm In Love with A Wonderful Guy."

    --Sid Caesar (comedian) - appears in two skits: (1) Japanese baseball player sketch (2) 1964 election news report sketch (possibly titled "Our Man on the Convention Floor").
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - puppet wearing a Beatle wig.

    Also appearing:
    --Yogi Berra (New York Yankees manager)
    --Jim Bouton (of the Yankees) - does a Frank Fontain impression. (Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford may have also appeared).
    --Tony Lema and Ken Venturi (golfers) - do a golf match.
    --The Raduga Dancers (Russian folk dancers) - Cossack folk dance

  • May 2, 1965: The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Totie Fields

    --The Rolling Stones - "The Last Time," Little Red Rooster" and "Everybody Needs Someone To Love."
    --Dusty Springfield - "All Cried Out."
    --Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual."
    --Leslie Uggams - "Melancholy Baby."
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - talks about her recent trip to Europe.
    --Morecambe & Wise (comedians)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo falls in love.
    Also appearing:
    --The Half Brothers (juggling act)
    --Gitta Morrelly (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Roy Orbison (singer) and Tommy Cooper (magician-comedian).
    --Copenhagen's Golden Coach (horse drawn carriage) - Ed accepts gift from Danish children.
    --On film: Michelangelo's Pieta (Sculpture of the Virgin Mary and Jesus) on display at the World's Fair. Footage originally shown May 24, 1964.

  • May 9, 1965: Richard Pryor, Juliet Prowse, Della Reese, Vaughn Monroe, The Three Stooges

    --Della Reese sings "Once Upon a Time."
    --Juliet Prowse sings and dances to a "Minstrel Melody" (production number with dancers).
    --The Kim Sisters sing "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
    --Vaughn Monroe - "Queen of the Senior Prom" and a medley of hits.
    --Byron Janis (concert pianist) - "Toccata."
    --Richard Pryor (comedian) - stand-up monologue.
    --The Three Stooges (comedians) - "Niagara Falls" slapstick routine.
    Also appearing
    --Antoinette Sibley & Anthony Dowell (from London's Royal Ballet) - dance the pas de deux from "The Dream."
    --On film: Ed interviews Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, with movie clip (probably from "The Great Race").
    --Les Doubles Faces (pantomime artists) - man appears to be throwing around a disembodied head.
    --Audience bows: Sol Hurok (entertainment manager & impresario), Ken Murray (entertainer), and Lou Pondfield (Pimlico Race Track officer).
    --Cameos (on-stage bows): Ed Kranepool & Ron Swoboda, of the New York Mets.

  • December 13, 1964: Robert Preston, Stiller & Meara, Alan King, The Fabulous Echoes, Anita Bryant

    --Robert Preston sings "Half the Battle" (in a scene from the Broadway musical "Ben Franklin In Paris").
    --Anita Bryant sings "Fly Me to the Moon."
    --The Fabulous Echoes (Asian surf band, vocal & instrumental group) - "This Land Is Your Land," "Heart of Gold" and "It Won't Be Long."
    --Daniele Barioni (Italian tenor) - "Nessun Dorma" (aria from the opera "Turandot")

    --Stiller & Meara (comedy duo) - a visit with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole.
    --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)
    --Alan King (comedian) - talks about the Christmas season.

    Also appearing:
    --Marquis Chimps (trained animal act) - imitate the Beatles performing "She Loves You."
    --Con Conwally (balancing knife act)
    --Audience bow: Julie Harris (actress, with clip from "Member of the Wedding").
    --Audience bow: Frank Gifford
    --Audience bows: Y. A. Tittle (New York Giants quarterback) and Tittle's two young sons.

  • August 29, 1965: Gerry & the Pacemakers, Jerry Vale, Morecambe & Wise, The Womenfolk

    Pre-recorded episode.
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers - "I Like It," "You'll Never Walk Alone" & "I'm the One."
    --Jerry Vale - "I Feel a Song Coming On," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" & "Granada."
    --The Womenfolk (folk singers) - "Jane, Jane," "500 Miles" & "La Bamba."
    --The Kessler Twins (singers Alice and Ellen)
    --Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team)
    --Rich Little (impressionist)
    --Charlie Cairoli & Company (clown troupe from Britain)
    Also appearing:
    --The Three Hermanis (European novelty act)

  • April 25, 1965: Freddie & the Dreamers, Sean Connery (on film), Eydie Gormé
    --Freddie and the Dreamers perform "I'm Telling You Now," "You Were Made for Me" & "Do the Freddie."
    --Eydie Gormé sings "Matchmaker" (from 'Fiddler on the Roof') and "As Long As He Needs Me" (from 'Oliver').
    --Charo performs with Xavier Cugat and his band
    --Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Who Can I Turn To?"
    --Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - astronaut routine. Later in show, Rossi sings "Al Di La."
    --Shelly Berman (comedian)
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Also appearing:
    --Inga and Rolf (Adagio dancers)
    --Tux (European balancing act)
    Filmed segment:
    --Ed Sullivan talks with Sean Connery and Claudine Auger on the set of "Thunderball."
  • February 21, 1965: Sid Caesar, Frank Gorshin, Betsy Palmer, Roberta Peters, Jerry Vale

    --Sid Caesar appears as a pianist in a pantomime sketch.
    --In a comedy sketch, Sid Caesar plays a husband whose wife (Betsy Palmer) has just purchased a mink coat.
    --Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano).
    --Jerry Vale (singer)
    --Frank Gorshin
    --Conrad Buckner (tap dancer).

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --London Lee (comedian).
    --Malcolm Powell (ventriloquist)
    --The Three Kims (acrobats)

  • November 15, 1964: Peter and Gordon, Sammy Davis Jr., Kaye Stevens, Jackie Vernon

    --Peter and Gordon - "I Don't Want to See You Again" & "500 Miles."
    --Sammy Davis Jr. - "Don't Forget 127th Street" (from his Broadway musical "Golden Boy" with chorus) and "Don't Shut Me Out."
    --Kaye Stevens - "I'll Show Them All."
    --The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers Alice and Ellen Kessler) - "Two Ladies In The Shade Of The Banana Tree."
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    --Charlie Drake (British comedian) - balloon dance sketch.
    --Brizio (Italian clown act)
    Also appearing:
    --Trio Hoganas (acrobats) - high wire balancing act.

    CBS repeated this episode on July 18, 1965.

  • December 6, 1964: Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Chad Mitchell Trio, Sophie Tucker, Piccola Pupa

    --Gary Lewis & the Playboys perform "This Diamond Ring."
    --The Chad Mitchell Trio (folk singers) - "Virgin Mary."
    --Piccola Pupa sings "Quando, Quando, Quando" and "Stessa Spiaggia, Stesso Mare."
    --Sophie Tucker sings a medley of "My Melancholy Baby," "After You've Gone," "Charlie McCoy," "Music, Maestro, Please," "Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye" and "Some of these Days."

    --Jerry Lewis clowns around with his son Gary. Gary Lewis recalls his reaction upon learning that he's going to be on The Ed Sullivan Show, and sings "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" (song from the musical "Bye Bye Birdie").
    --Sid Caesar - plays a bachelor considering various cold remedies.
    --Sid Caesar & Betsy Palmer comedy routine: Following their honeymoon, newlywed Caesar discovers that his bride is a controlling neatness freak.
    --Bob Lewis (comedian & banjo player)

    Also appearing:
    --Audience bows: tactical Air Command pilots Capt. Arnold F. Weber, Capt. Edward F. Kramer, Capt. Wayne R. Topp, and 1st Lt. Francis Sabo. (According to newspaper reports, these men were part of a group of officers who set a new flight endurance record.)
    --Audience bow: Governor Mark Hatfield, of Oregon.

  • March 14, 1965: St. Patrick's Day Show

    1965 St. Patrick's Day Show
    --Petula Clark – "Downtown" and "I Know a Place."
    --Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - "Wild Colonial Boy."
    --Steve Rossi - "I'll Set My Love to Music"
    --Jimmy Roselli - "Femina" & "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby"
    --Dorothy Donegan (pianist) - "The Man I Love"
    --New York City Police Department's Emerald Society Pipe Band

    --Nancy Walker & Bert Lahr (comedians) - pantomime sketch about an unhappy couple.
    --Allen & Rossi (comedy team)

    Also appearing:
    --Pat O'Brien (actor) - recites John Locke's "Exiles Return."
    --The Olympiades (acrobats, body builders painted gold)

  • November 08, 1964: Jimmy Durante, Nipsey Russell, Jean Paul Vignon

    Jimmy Durante segments:
    --Jimmy Durante - "Old Man Time," "Fascination" & "Count Your Blessings."
    --Sonny King and Jimmy Durante - "Hey, Look Me Over" & "I Ain't Down Yet."
    --Eddie Jackson and Jimmy Durante - "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --Jimmy Durante with Ginny and Elizabeth Tiu - "Inka Dinka Doo."

    Additional guests
    --Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer) - "Autumn Leaves."
    --Ginny Tiu & Family
    --The Fabulous Kids from Hong Kong (vocal-instrumental group)
    --Nipsey Russell (comedian)
    --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist)
    Also appearing:
    --Parker and Towers (ice skaters)
    --The Del Rey Brothers (jugglers)

    CBS repeated this episode on August 1, 1965.

  • November 1, 1964: Dave Clark Five, Rex Harrison (on film), Alan King, Leon Bibb

    --The Dave Clark Five perform "Anyway You Want It" and "Because."
    --Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Joey, Joey, Joey."
    --Dolores Gray sings and dances to "Rose Of Washington Square" and "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey?"
    --Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist), mimicking the of other vocalists, sings "Once In A Lifetime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Where The Boys Are," "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl," "The Man That Got Away," an opera song, and "Happy Days Are Here Again."
    --Alan King (comedian) - 8-minute monologue.
    --Pat Buttram (comedian) - talks about Hollywood.
    Also appearing:
    --On film: Rex Harrison, in Rome during the filming of "The Agony and the Ecstasy," takes Ed Sullivan on a carriage tour of The Eternal City.
    Scheduled guests:
    --Rolando (a balancing artist)
    --Mr. Pastry (British comedian Richard Hearne)

  • November 29, 1964: Ella Fitzgerald, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, Myron Cohen, Des O'Connor

    --Ella Fitzgerald sings "Day In, Day Out," "Thanks For The Memories" and "Old MacDonald."
    --Ella Fitzgerald (later in show) - "Ringo Beat."
    --Gordon and Sheila MacRae sing a medley of "Hello Dolly" (Carol Channing impersonation), "People," "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Barbara Streisand impression) and "I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight."
    --The Obernkirchen Children's Choir (41 singing German children) sing "The Happy Wanderer."
    --Corps De Ballet (20 dancers from Roland Petit's Broadway musical "Zizi") dance to "Espana."
    --Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian) routine about the Fordham and NYU sports rivalry.
    --Des O'Connor (British comedian) talks about the Generation Gap.
    Also appearing:
    --Jorgen and Conny (European balancing act).
    --Audience bows: boxers Gene Tunney, Jean Marie, and Jack Dempsey.
    --Audience bows: 1964 All American Football Team (Dick Butkus and others); Jack Jones.

  • November 22, 1964: Tony Bennett, Leslie Uggams, Victor Borge, Pat O'Brien

    --Leslie Uggams sings "Somewhere" and a Gospel medley.
    --Tony Bennett sings "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Moment Of Truth" and "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?"
    --The Pan Am North Stars (steel drum band) - "Voices Of Spring."
    Tribute to JFK:
    --Pat O'Brien (actor) recites "What Is A Little Girl?" dedicated to Caroline Kennedy.
    --Victor Borge recites a tribute to JFK while pianist Leonid Hambro plays the Overture By Strauss.
    --Irish Children's Choir (probably from the Christian Brothers Elementary School In New Ross, County Wexford) sing "The
    Boys of Wexford" and "Kelly, the Boy from Killane."
    Also appearing:
    --Audience bow: Anthony Newley

  • December 20, 1964: Jack Jones, Allen and Rossi, Charlie Manna

    --Jack Jones - Christmas medley & "My Favorite Things."
    --Jack Jones (later in show) - "Somebody Loves Me" & "You're Nobody" medley
    --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) - James Bond spoof
    --Steve Rossi sings "Have You Had Any Fun?"
    --Sandu and the Green Mountain Boys (might be Sandu Scott and the Scotties) - sings, does imitations including Ed Sullivan and Carol Channing (singing "Hello Dolly").
    --Charlie Manna (comedian) - opera sketch, sings "Barber of Seville"
    --Jesuit Priests led by Father Lawrence Madden - Religious medley
    --Victor Julian (circus dog act with dogs in costume, one as Santa Claus)
    --Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - Topo's homesick during Christmas, gets phone call from Mama
    --Jim Brown - talks to Ed on stage
    --Audience bow: Jack Rice (high-school all-American)
    --George Carl (comic pantomime)
    --Audience bows: Buddy Hackett & London Lee
    --The Morlidors (cortortionist act) - man in black mask with 2 female assistants

  • February 28, 1965: From Miami - Wayne Newton, Juliet Prowse, Alan King, Bill Dana, The Barry Sisters

    Broadcast from Florida's Miami Beach Auditorium-Convention Hall
    --Wayne Newton sings "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and a banjo medley ("Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me," "Baby Face" and "Waiting For The Robert E.Lee").
    --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - "M'lord" and a can-can dance to the music of Jacques Offenbach.
    --The Barry Sisters sing "Matchmaker," "L'Chaim," and "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face."
    --The University Of Miami Glee Club perform "The Sound Of Music" And "Climb Every Mountain."
    --At Hialeah Racetrack: The Singing Hialeah Jockey Octet sing "Hello Dolly" (crowd joins in for the 2nd verse).
    --Alan King (comedian) - tells an airline horror story.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as "scuba diver" Jose Jimenez)
    Also appearing:
    --Senator George Smathers (Democrat, Florida) reads from a letter by George Washington.
    --The Sensational Leighs (aerial act) - swinging pendulum stunt at Hialeah Racetrack.
    --Cameos (audience bows?): Guy Lombardo (band leader), Cyd Charisse (dancer-actress), and Tony Martin (singer).

  • April 04, 1965: Alan King, Abbe Lane, Cilla Black, George Kirby, Jean Paul Vignon
    --Cilla Black sings "Dancin' in the Streets" and "You're My World."
    --Abbe Lane sings "And I Love Him."
    --Jean Paul Vignon (from France) sings "Don't Cry Little Girl."
    --Alan King (comedian) - does an insurance routine
    --George Kirby (comedian) - sings "Time After Time"
    --Arthur Haynes - does a Barbershop sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Johnny Hart (magician-illusionist)
    --Juan Carlos Copes (tango dancer) - does a Boleros dance
    --Kublers' Chimps (trained animal act)
    --Ed introduces Boston journalists Pat Dowler, Billy Baily, Paul Murphy and James Nesto.
  • March 21, 1965: Tony Bennett, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Connie Francis, Melinda Marx
    --Gary Lewis & the Playboys - "This Diamond Ring" & "Count Me In."
    --Tony Bennett (with the Woody Herman Orchestra) - "Love Scene," "If I Ruled The World," "Lullabye of Broadway" and "Who Can I Turn To."
    --Connie Francis - "For Mama," "Goldfinger," and a Gospel medley ("Up Above My Head," "Glory, Glory," "Light Of Love" and "Up Above My Head" reprise).
    --Melinda Marx (Groucho Marx's daughter) - "East Side of Town"
    --Woody Herman Orchestra - "My Favorite Things."
    --Texas Boys Choir Of Fort Worth - "Mustang Grey."

    --Pat Buttram (stand-up comedian) - tells stories about his grandparents
    --Jean Carroll (comedian) - jokes about domestic life & department stores
    Also appearing:
    --Ray Bloch & Band - Topo Gigo song.
    --Claus Beckers (unicyclist, with female assistant) - balances teapot & cups on tray.
    --Audience bow: Vic Ghezzi
  • January 31, 1965: Lesley Gore, Burt Lancaster, Mickey Rooney, Miriam Makeba, Shelley Berman

    --Lesley Gore sings "The Look of Love" & "Hello Young Lovers."
    --Miriam Makeba (South African folk singer) - "Intoyam" (with back up singers).
    --Burt Lancaster (movie actor) - chats with Ed & presents a montage of clips from some of his movies.
    --Mickey Rooney (movie actor & comedian) - does a "Candid Camera" sketch with Bobby Van.
    --Shelley Berman (comedian) - routine about movie theater patron eating popcorn.
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - plays "Brahms' Hungarian Overture #5."
    --The Agastonios (or Argostinos) (acrobatic team/balancing act)
    --Ravic & Babs (roller skatering team) - perform tricks.
    --Audience bows: George Shavallo; William Shatner and Jessica Walter

  • January 24, 1965: The Animals, Alan King, Shari Lewis, George Kirby, Marty Allen & Steve Rossi, Birgit Nilsson

    --The Animals perform "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
    --Birgit Nilsson (Metropolitan Opera star) - sings "In Cuesta Regia"
    --Shari Lewis (singer-puppeteer) - sings "Singing in the Rain."
    --Bach Yen (singer from Vietnam) - "Dem Dong" & "If I Had a Hammer."
    --Steve Rossi (comedian-vocalist) sings "Be My Love."

    --Alan King (comedian)
    --Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team)
    --George Kirby (impressionist) - routine includes a rendition of "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore."

    Also appearing:
    --The Haslevs (tumblers & trampoline artists)
    --Ravic & Babs (roller skaters)
    --On film: A clip from the movie "My Fair Lady" with Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and Wilfred Hyde White.

    CBS repeated this episode onAugust 15, 1965.

  • January 10, 1965: Sid Caesar, Wayne Newton, Billy Eckstine, Betsy Palmer, London Lee, The Kim Sisters

    --Wayne Newton (singer)
    --Billy Eckstine (singer)
    --The Kim Sisters (vocal and instrumental group)
    --Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang

    --Sid Caesar (comedian)
    --Betsy Palmer (actress, TV personality)
    --London Lee (comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Zizi Jeanmarie (French singer and dancer) - performs excerpts from the Broadway musical "Zizi."
    --Tarzan's Lion Act

  • April 11, 1965: Gerry & the Pacemakers, Maurice Chevalier, Soupy Sales
    --Gerry and the Pacemakers – "Ferry Across the Mersey," "It's Gonna Be Alright" & "Why, Oh Why."
    --Maurice Chevalier - "C'est Magnifique," "It's All Right with Me" and "Just One of Those Things."
    --Felicia Sanders sings "Sunrise, Sunset."
    --Jose Torres (middleweight boxing champion) sings "Un Poco Mas."
    --Soupy Sales (comedian) sings novelty song "The Mouse."
    --London Lee (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The San Francisco Ballet - "Beautiful Galatea."
    --Stephenson's Dogs
    --Jorgen and Conny (a balancing act)
  • February 14, 1965: Dave Clark Five, Rowan & Martin, Steve Lawrence, Victor Borge

    --The Dave Clark Five - "Everybody Knows" and "Anyway You Want It."
    --Steve Lawrence - "Hello, Dolly!" "People" & "Where Can I Go?"

    --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - do two sketches, a quiz show parody and a spoof on international spy movies.
    --Victor Borge - talks about his own creation, an "inflationary language" (in which Tuesday would become "Threesday") and plays the "Viennese Waltz" on piano.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - tells Ed about his first day at school.

    Also appearing:
    --The Israeli Ballet - perform native folk dances.
    --The Mattison Trio (Spanish dancers) - "Malaguena."
    --John (balancing act from Denmark)

  • April 18, 1965: The McGuire Sisters, John Huston (on film), Myron Cohen, Martha Schlamme

    1965 Easter Show
    --The McGuire Sisters sing "Does Your Heart Beat For Me?" and a medley of "Easter Parade," "Try A Little Tenderness" and "On the Avenue."
    --The seven child actors from the movie 'The Sound of Music' sing "So Long, Farewell."
    --Martha Schlamme (folk singer) performs a medley of Brotherhood songs.
    --The White Sisters of Africa (American nuns who learned to play authentic African instruments and sing native chants) - "Suzanna."
    --Myron Cohen (story-telling comedian).
    --Roy Castle (English comedian) - does a song and dance routine with frantic tap dancing.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo and the Bear sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Sam Snead (pro-golfer) demonstrates how he grips a driver.
    --Bryan Andro (aerialist) - does a comedic tightrope act.
    --Anden's Poodles (trained animal act).
    --Audience bow: Robert E. Moses (president of the New York World's Fair).
    --Audience bows: Asa & Lillie McGuire (parents of The McGuire Sisters).
    Filmed segments:
    --Ed interviews director John Huston on the set of the movie "The Bible." Segment includes a tour of the Noah's Ark set used in the film.
    --A Soupy Sales comedy film with Ed challenging Sam Sneed to a golf match.
    --Footage of the 1965 New York City World's Fair.

  • May 30, 1965: The Animals, Connie Francis, Bert Lahr, Wayne Newton, Anthony Newley

    --The Animals - "Bright Lights, Big City" & "Bring It On Home to Me."
    --Carol Lawrence (actress-singer) - "Cha-Cha" routine.
    --Wayne Newton sings "Apple Blossom Time," "Hello Dolly!" and "Bill Bailey."
    --Connie Francis sings "Forget Domani."
    --Connie Francis sings a Cole Porter medley (excerpts from "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Night And Day," "I Concentrate On You," "In The Still Of The Night," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," monologue, "I Love You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Easy To Love," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "You Do Something To Me," "What Is This Thing Called Love?" "I've Got You Under My Skin," "It's All Right With Me," "From This Moment On" and "You're the Top.")

    --Anthony Newley sings "Nothing Can Stop Me Now!" and "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (songs from his Broadway musical 'The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd').
    --Bert Lahr (movie comedian) - does his "Woodsman, Spare that Tree" routine.
    --Jackie Vernon (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The DeMille aerialists (high wire act)

  • June 20, 1965: Cab Calloway, Dave Clark Five, Juliet Prowse, Soupy Sales
    --Cab Calloway sings "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "There's a Boat Leaving Soon for New York."
    --The Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over," "Come Home" & "I Like It Like That."
    --Juliet Prowse dances to "Sometimes I'm Happy" (with Hugh Lambert).
    Filmed segment:
    --Ed chats with Burt Lancaster at the Hollywood premiere party for "The Hallelujah Trail."
    --Soupy Sales (comedian) - "Joe's Bake Shop" routine and, later in show, sings "Pachalafaka."
    --Totie Fields (comedian) - talks about her high school reunion
    --Arthur Haynes (British comedian) - "Duel of Honor" routine
    Also appearing:
    --The Malmo Girls (16 gymnasts from Sweeden)
    --Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwers)
    --Audience bow: Princess Christina of Sweden
  • March 7, 1965: Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, Rita Pavone, Stiller & Meara

    --Rita Pavone - "My Eyes" (production number with dancers).
    --Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - "It Don't Mean A Thing."
    --Duke Ellington - "The Opener."
    --Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - medley of Duke's hits: "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," "I'm Beginning to See the Light," Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Mood Indigo" and "Cotton Tail."

    Also appearing:
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
    --John Byner (comedian) - does impressions of Ed, Dean Martin and acrobats.
    --Roy Castle (comedian)
    --The Clark Brothers (tap dancers)
    --The Carmenas (acrobat couple, balancing act)

    On film:
    --Clip from "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews singing "My Favorite Things."

  • June 6, 1965: Herman's Hermits, Trini Lopez, Tommy Steele, Stiller & Meara, John Byner

    --Herman's Hermits – medley: "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am" and "Wonderful World."
    --Trini Lopez (with orchestra) - medley: "A Taste of Honey," "Greenback Dollar," "Brown Eyes" and "We'll Sing in the Sunshine."
    --Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) sings Juliette's Waltz from Gounod's opera "Romeo and Juliet."
    --Tommy Steele and the "Half a Sixpence" Broadway cast - "Money To Burn" (and possibly one other song).
    --Stiller and Meara (comedy team) - routine: couple argues over who was dumped first.
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian) does a stand-up routine about "worrying."
    --John Byner - does impressions of celebrities.
    Also appearing:
    --The Malmo Girls (16 gymnasts from Sweden)

  • September 27, 1964: Beach Boys, Alan King, Leslie Uggams, Robert Goulet

    --The Beach Boys perform "I Get Around" and "Wendy." --Robert Goulet - "Let There be Love," "Quiet Nights," "This is All I Ask" and "My Love Forgive Me (Amore Scusami)."
    --Leslie Uggams - "I Feel Pretty" & "The Man I Love."

    --Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about "Dr. Sam," Dr. Sam Roth, a doctor in his neighborhood (when he was a kid in the lower East Side of Manhattan) and other medical observances.
    --Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - gives Ed Italian lessons, routine might include the song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off."
    --On film: Dotson's Comedy Divers

    Also appearing:
    --Vonda Kay Van Dyke & Curley (Miss American 1965 performing her ventriloquist act) - sing "Wherever We Go, It's Together" ("There She Is Miss America" is played as "they" walk on stage.)
    --Harvest Moon Ball Dancers (winners from different catagories)
    --Audience bow: Amy Norworth (widow of songwriter Jack Norworth).
    --Audience bow: Mrs. Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey's mother).
    --Cameo: actress Julie Newmar, co-star of "My Living Doll," a sitcom which premiered that night (Sept. 27, 1964) on CBS-TV (immediately following "Ed Sullivan").