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7th Anniversary show
--Pearl Bailey sings "Nobody."
--Bob Hope,who first appeared on "Talk of the Town" in 1948, does a comedy routine and dances the "The Sand Dance" to music from "The Seven Little Foys."
--The child actors from "The Seven Little Foys" appear with Bob Hope.
--Will Jordan (comedian-impressionist) - impersonates Ed Sullivan.
--Smith and Dale (comedians, perform their Dr. Kronkheit sketch).
--Joe Howard (songwriter & Vaudeville song-and-dance man) sings "Hello My Baby," "Goodbye My Lady Love" and one other song (possibly "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now").
--Cameos:Famous athletes Jack (Jim) Flick (golf champ), Archie Moore (boxer) , Charlie Johnson (Moore's manager).
--Cameo: Milton Caniff ("Terry and the Pirates" and "Steve Canyon" cartoonist).
Scheduled to appear:
--ThePort Chester (NY) High School Glee Club (made up of 80 singers).
--Patti Page sings "Oklahoma Blues" and "Mama Doll Song."
--Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Anna" and "Lazy River."
--The Step Brothers (four dancers)
--Bobby Jones (golfer)
--Rudy Cardenas (billed as "the world's number one juggler")
--The Maxcelles (acrobats)
Scenes from the Judy Garland movie "A Star is Born" are presented.
Ed dedicates the entire 60-minute show to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
--Desi Arnaz sings "Babaloo."
--Vivian Vance & William Frawley do a Vaudeville number.
--"Circus Saints And Sinners Luncheon" - Celebrity testimonial with Lucy & Desi, Dusty Rhodes, Harry Chesney, William Frawley, Tex O'Rourke, Howard Dietz, Vivian Vance, John Hodiak, and Don Dixon. Speeches by Tex O'Rourke, Dusty Rhodes, and Ed Sullivan. Ed reads letter from Bernard Barauch. Followed by speeches by Lucy & Desi.
(1) "Bataan" clip with Desi Arnaz & Robert Taylor;
(2) "The Long Long Trailer" clip with Lucy & Desi;
(3) "I Love Lucy" clip where Lucy gives birth to Little Ricky.
--Willie Mays (of the New York Giants, appearing on stage in New York City).
--The Cleveland Indians - appear in a live remote from the WEWS TV studios in Cleveland.
--Los Chavales De Espagna with Trini Reyes (Spanish vocal and instrumental group).
--The Happy Wanderers (a children's choir from Obernkirchen, Germany, making their U.S. TV debut)
--Augie & Margo (dance team).
All of the performers on this show are Navy personnel.
--Liberace (pianist) - songs performed include "Rhapsody By Candlelight" (and possibly "Candelabra Rhapsody").
--Orson Bean (comedian) - routine about a droll announcer at a Yale-Harvard football game.
--Will Jordan (comedian-impressionist) - does his Ed Sullivan imitation and pokes fun at Liberace.
--Hal Leroy & Peg-Leg Bates (tap dancers) - appear together for a "Challenge Dance."
--On film: Bing Crosby talks with Ed in a segment filmed at a Pebble Beach, California golf course. Bing sings a few bars from "White Christmas," "Mandy" and "Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army" (3rd song with musical accompaniment).
--Pearl Bailey sings "Tired."
--Pearl Bailey and Robert Merrill duet - "Habinera" (sung by Bailey) and "Honeysuckle Rose" (Merrill).
--Carol Haney (from the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game") - does a dance bit.
--The Treniers (seven-man jazz combo) - "Go, Go, Go."
--The cast of the Off-Broadway play "I Feel Wonderful" perform a Charleston number.
--Vivien Tessi (acrobatic dancer)
Grantland Rice tribute (a salute to the late sportscaster):
--Ed Sullivan reads passage from Grantland Rice's book "The Tumult and The Shouting."
--Audience bows: Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen" (Harry Stuhldreher Don Miller, Jim Crowley & Elmer Layden).
--Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - reads "The Ghost Of The Argonne" written by Grantland Rice.
--Audience bows: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Mrs. Babe Ruth, Earle Sande, Vincent Richards, Doc Blanchard, Johnny Weissmuller, Gene Sarazin, Col. Eddie Egan.
--Nat King Cole - "It's Crazy," "Smile," "Hajii Baba" and "Lover Come Back To Me."
--Bert Lahr & Art Carney (comedy sketch) - sports announcer interviews an old time baseball player.
--Genevieve (French singer) - "Les Marins" & "A La Bastille."
--Andres Segovia (Spanish guitarist) - performs Menuet & Venezuelan dance songs.
--Audience bow: Dorothy Dandridge (followed by film clip from "Carmen Jones")
--The Mills Brothers (vocal group) - perform a medley of "Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger)," "Paper Doll" "The Jones Boy" "Up A Lazy River."
--Kitty Kallen sings "Don't Let the Kitty Geddin" and "In the Chapel in the Moonlight."
--Eddie Fisher - "Swanee," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Hey There" and "Fanny."
--Eddie Fisher - "Count Your Blessings (instead Of Sheep)."
--Dane Clark, Don Taylor and Andrew Duggan - perform a scene from their Broadway drama "The Fragile Fox" set in WWII.
--Richard Hearne (British comedian, a.k.a. "Mr. Pastry") does his "The Lancers" pantomime bit and demonstrates the Passing Out Ceremony (to Kitty Kallen and Julia Meade).
--Les Paul and Mary Ford -possibly "Song In Blue."
--Pearl Bailey sings "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home" while her brother Bill tap dances.
--Don Cossack Chorus (32-member choir & dancers) - "Song of the Volga Boatmen."
--The University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club (a.k.a. The Singing Illini)
--Willy West & Andy McGinty (comedians)
--Richard Long and Suzan Ball (husband-and-wife actors)
--Mata and Hari (dance team)
Broadcast from Hollywood:
A tribute to movie producer and 20th Century Fox executive Darryl F. Zanuck.
Filmed segments include highlights from some of 20th Century Fox's biggest movies, along with Marilyn Monroe's screen test.
--Darryl F. Zanuck is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.
--Tony Martin (singer) performs a selection of songs from Fox musicals: "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (from the movie 'There's No Business Like Show Business'), "Mademoiselle" (from 'What Price Glory'), "Three Coins In The Fountain," "It Might As Well Be Spring" (from 'State Fair'), "It's a Woman's World" (from the movie 'Woman's World'), and "Thanks A Million."
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Shirley Temple, Gloria DeHaven, Ruby Keeler, Sheree North, Dick Powell, Tyrone Power, Clifton Webb, and The Ken Darby Choir.
--Julius La Rosa, backed up by a Navy Band, sings "Suddenly There's A Valley."
--Winners of the U.S. Navy's annual talent contest.
Scheduled to appear:
--Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke, the new Chief of Naval Operations, nicknamed "31-knot Burke."
--Capt. Richard S. McCutchen, a contestant who recently won $64K on the TV quiz show "The $64,000 Question."
--The Marquis Chimpanzees (trained animal act).
--Harry Belafonte sings "Water Boy" & "Melba Massey."
--Jack Buchanan, Jackie Miles & Constance Brigham perform "Triplets."
--Jack Buchanan (Scottish musical comedy star) - "Josephine and Men."
--Marion Marlowe sings "The Belle Of The Ball" and "The Story Of Sorrento."
--Carol Haney (dancer) - performs the "Steam Heat" number from "The Pajama Game."
--Jackie Miles (comedian)
--The Half Brothers (South American unicycle juggling act)
Tribute to Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
--Celeste Holm - I Can't Say No" (from "Oklahoma") and "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (from "Allegro").
--Florence Henderson & John Raitt - "People Will Say We're In Love."
--Florence Henderson & Gary Wright - "Be Kind to Your Parents."
--University Of Oklahoma Glee Club - "Oklahoma."
--Robert S. Kerr - Senator From Oklahoma talks about the musical, the state itself, & America.
--Barbara Cook - "Many A New Day" from "Oklahoma" (production number with dancers)
--Richard Colett sings "Surry With Fringe On Top" in Swedish.
--Augustana College Choir sings "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" in Swedish.
--Ed Interviews Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rodgers who discuss the song writing process.
--Richard Rodgers conducts orchestra for "Oklahoma" with entire cast joining in vocals.
--Cameo: Emmett Kelly (clown, wanders on stage towards end of show).