The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 9

CBS (ended 1971)



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Episode Guide

  • September 15, 1957
    September 15, 1957
    Episode 51

    --The Andrews Sisters - "By His Word" and a medley of hits ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schön," "Down in the Valley," "Pennsylvania Polka" and "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out the Barrel)").
    --Billy Ward and his Dominoes (vocal group) - "Stardust."
    --Nick Todd (Pat Boone's brother) - sings "Plaything."
    --Jill Corey - sings "Love Me to Pieces"
    --Mildred Miller (opera singer) - sings "Around The World In 80 Days"
    --Florian Zabach (violinist) - plays "Hot Canary"
    --Ronnie Sweetz (national champion accordion player) - "And That Reminds Me."
    --Judge Dewey Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - argue mathematics
    --Joe E. Lewis (stand-up comedian) - routine about The Copacabana.
    --Jules Munshin (Shakespearean actor) - does a train announcer routine
    Also appearing:
    --The Jackson Zouaves American Legion Drill Team (from Jackson, Michigan) - does marching maneuvers with rifles.
    --The Three Cottas (acrobats) - 2 men, 1 girl and 2 large dogs. (Note: might be The Carters, dance trio.)
    --Look magazine's All American baseball team introduced by Ed Sullivan. Ted Williams (from Boston); Frank Malzone and Jim Bunning (from Detroit).
    --Audience bows: Gil MacDougal (of the Yankees); Billy Pierce (Chicago White Sox); Nellie Fox (Chicago White Sox).
    --Audience bows: The 1957 Harvest Queen of Rochester; Robin Richoff and her daughter Linda; T.C. Jones

  • September 8, 1957: 1958 Ice Capades, Della Reese, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Anka

    Broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
    --Della Reese - "Miss You So."
    --Jimmie Rodgers - "Honeycomb."
    --Paul Anka - Diana."
    --The Chordettes - "Just Between You And Me."
    --Marion Marlowe - "One Night Of Love."
    --Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian tells jokes about domestic life, makes fun of husband)
    --Jackie (correct name might be "Jickie the balancer") - acrobat, builds blocks while standing on his head.
    --Ed introduces Tennis Champion Mel Anderson.
    --On tape: Ed with Miss America Pageant Contestants.

    Ice skating segments (all of these acts are probably from the 1958 Ice Capades):
    --"Fantasia" Disney ice-skating production number with dancing hippos on ice.
    --Freddy Trenkler - does a slapstick skating routine
    --Helga (German ice skating champion)
    --Ronnie Robertson (ice skater)
    --Porgy And Larson - men playing badmitton on ice skates (with narration by Herb Kaumann)
    --La Bracque and Gray - "The Dumbells" (Ice Clowns as waiters on ice skates. One pretends to spill tray on woman in audience who jumps from her seat)
    --The Old Smoothies (ballroom skating with a 68 year old man skating)
    --Ice Capade Skaters (finale production number)

  • September 1, 1957: The Del Vikings, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Nipsey Russell

    --The Del Vikings (quartet, currently in the Air Force) - "Jitterbug Mary."
    --The Famous Strolling Strings (orchestra violins) - possibly "Fiddle Capers."
    --The Copycats (musical duo, singer & piano player) - "Great Pretender."
    --Karen Laporte - "Tammy"
    --Don Baduria - Hawaiian ukulele player
    --Bob Kearns (a technical sergeant who sings opera)
    --Richard Best - So in Love" (ballad winner of Chicago Tribune/Chicago Land singing contest)
    --Josephine Busilaki - "My Hero" (winner of Chicago Tribune/Chicago Land singing contest)
    --Nipsey Russell (stand-up comedian) - talks about how slender his girlfriend is.
    --Danny Dillon - impersonates Bing Crosby, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Mr. Magoo
    Also appearing:
    --A Sports "Round Table" with sports writers Joe Trimble, Frank Graham, Jimmy Cannon asking Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle & Willie Mays questions.
    --Floyd Patterson (heavyweight champion) - Ed asks him why he "eases up" on his opponents.
    --Richardi (illusionist-magician) - does a "disappearing woman" trick.
    --Ronnie Evans - Air Force tap dancer
    --Audience bows: Sal Maglie; Roy Seavers

  • August 25, 1957: Sal Mineo, Guy Mitchell, Carman McRae, Wes Harrison, Erroll Flynn (cameo)

    --Erroll Flynn (actor) - appears on stage at beginning of show.
    --Sal Mineo (actor-singer) sings "Lasting Love" and "You Shouldn't Do That."
    --Guy Mitchell sings "Call Rosie on the Phone" and "Singing the Blues."
    --Paul Gilbert (comedian) - does a doctor routine.
    --Carmen McRae sings "Skyliner" and "It's Like Getting A Donkey To Gallop."
    --Nora Kaye and Erik Bruhn (from the American Ballet Theatre) - perform an excerpt from "The Black Swan."
    --Wes Harrison (comedian, sound effects impressionist)
    --Via Remote: Baseball Manager Fred Haney And The Milwaukee Braves.
    --On stage cameo: Major David G. Simons (from Research and Development Air Force Command)

    Scheduled for this show (needs to be verified):
    --La Verne Baker - "Jim Dandy Got Married."
    --On film: An excerpt from the movie "The Sun Also Rises" (with Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Tyrone Power and Erroll Flynn).

  • August 18, 1957
    August 18, 1957
    Episode 47

    Scheduled guests:
    --Cab Calloway performs "Blues In The Night."
    --Janet Blair (actress-singer) sings "Down With Love."
    --Sue Carson (comedian)
    --Connie Towers (singer)
    --Dick Contino (accordionist)
    --Elizabeth and Collins (acrobatic knife-throwing team)
    --The Trio Molidors (novelty act from Europe)
    --Boris Morros - film producer who spent 12 years posing as a member of the American Communist Party (on behalf of the FBI).

    Athletes (also scheduled):
    --Dick Mayer (golf champion)
    --Otto Graham (former football star)
    --Bob Cousy (basketball star)
    --Gil McDougald (baseball player)
    --Cary Middlecoff (golfer)
    --Vic Seixas (tennis star)
    --Ted Atkinson (jockey)

  • August 11, 1957: U.S. Army Talent Show w/Jayne Mansfield, Carol Burnett, Buddy Knox, Peter Palmer

    Civilian guests:
    --Jayne Mansfield sings "The Army Goes Rolling Along" with the Army Chorus.
    --Buddy Knox - "Party Doll" & "Hula Love."
    --Carol Burnett (comedienne) - "I Fell in Love with John Foster Dulles" & "Puppy Love."
    --Peter Palmer (Broadway performer) sings "The Song Is You."
    Army talent:
    --The Texans (2d Army, Ft Mead Georgia Dancers) - dance the Texas two step to "Dallas."
    --Privates Norbert Chrison and Freddie Engel (acrobat act from 3rd Army, Ft. McPherson)
    --Buddy Dee and the Fort Dix Six (New Orleans jazz musicians, 1st Army, Ft. Dix)
    -- Burke Twins (5th Army, Ft. Carlson) - dance and acrobatics routine.
    ---Carl Rice (dancer, Pvt., US. Army, Alaska)
    --The Cavaliers (Barbershop-vocalists, 1st Army, Ft. Dix, N.J.) - sing a medley.
    --James Tiliman (comedian, U.S. Army Spec 3rd Cl. Far East)
    --Karl Milliken (U.S.Army Spec. 3rd Cl.) sings "The House I Live In."
    --Tommy Hufstaedler (Pfc., Ft. Monmouth N.J.) - performs a guitar folk riff.
    --Finale: The Army Choral performs a song.
    Also appearing:
    --Major Samuel Tyson - USAF pilot who safely landed a C-97 with only two working engines, is interviewed by Ed.
    --Sullivan introduces Army brass in audience.
    --The Under Secretary of the Army Fenuki presents Ed with an award (replica of Nike Missile) for presenting Army talent shows.

  • August 4, 1957: Dan Dailey (guest host), The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon

    --Dan Dailey (guest host) sings "Button Up Your Overcoat" and "You Were Meant for Me," and tap dances to "Tea for Two."
    --Frankie Lymon - "Goody Goody."
    --Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love" and "Hey Doll Baby."
    --Cesare Vallett (opera tenor from Italy) - sings "Marechiari."
    --The Kirby Stone Four (musical comedians) - "Birth of the Blues" comedy routine.
    --Jay Lawrence (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Chiquita and Johnson (dance team)
    --Herb Score (Cleveland Indians pitcher)
    --Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox) - talks about cancer research.
    --Floyd Patterson (boxing champ) is interviewed by Dan Dailey.
    --Fredianis (Greek Dancers)
    --Venetia Stevenson (starlet, chosen by Ed Sullivan as "The World's Most Photogenic Girl" for a photography magazine)
    --The All-American Chorus (from Colorado, led by Roger D. Fee of the University of Colorado) - perform a medley.
    --Jayne Mansfield talks about her appearance on next week's show.

  • July 28, 1957
    July 28, 1957
    Episode 44

    Scheduled guests:
    --Dan Dailey (guest host) performs song-and-dance numbers "I Still Get Jealous" and "Taking A Chance on Love." Dailey also takes part in a trick-horse act.
    --The Crew Cuts (vocal group) - "My Blue Heaven."
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Every Little Movement."
    --Toni Arden (singer)
    --Don Tannen (ventriloquist)
    Circus acts (also scheduled):
    --The Wallendas (high wire performers)
    --The Zacchinis (flying trapeze artists)
    --Victoria Zacchini (girl shot from cannon)

  • July 21, 1957
    July 21, 1957
    Episode 43

    Scheduled guests: --Ernie Kovacs and his Nairobi Trio --The Four Aces --Myron Cohen (comedian) --Ted Lewis (bandleader) --Hurricane Jackson (heavyweight challenger) --Connie Boswell and the original Memphis Five --Barbara Hall (billed as a "showgirl-Shakespeare expert") --The Molidor Trio (European novelty act)

  • July 14, 1957
    July 14, 1957
    Episode 42

    --Sal Mineo (actor) sings "Start Movin."
    --Diahann Carroll sings "I Didn't Know What Time It Is."
    --Don Cherry sings "So Rare."
    --Marvin Rainwater sings "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird."
    --Art Mooney and his Orchestra - perform "Parade Is Passing Me By."
    --The Four Sportsman (vocal quartet) - sing "Back Porch" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
    --Sue Carson (singer-comedian) - does impression of other female singers.
    --Mitzi Green (comedian) - routine about show business.
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel).
    Also appearing:
    --Cary Grant (actor) and Leo McCarey (director and screenwriter) promote their new movie "An Affair to Remember."
    --Althea Gibson (tennis player) - talks to Ed, via a remote, about her sucessful career.
    --Willie Mosconi (pocket billiards champion) - demonstrates his trick shot.
    --Cameo: Tommy Lockern (boxer)
    --Cameo: Emil Lenz (boxing promoter)
    --On film: a clip of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in "An Affair to Remember."

  • July 7, 1957: Louis Armstrong, Gary Cooper, Teresa Brewer, Jack Paar, Betty Madigan

    --Gary Cooper talks with Ed Sullivan and presents a clip from "Love In The Afternoon."
    --Louis Armstrong - "Beautiful Dreamer."
    --Betty Madigan - "Lets Dance."
    --Teresa Brewer - "Teardrops In My Heart" and a medley of Jimmy McHugh songs ("When My Sugar Walks Down The Street," "Lonesomest Gal In Town" and "Maggie Blues").
    --Enzo Stuarti - "Drink, Drink, Drink" ("The Drinking Song" from Sigmund Romberg's "The Student Prince").
    --A "Glee Club" made up of Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer, Pat Rooney, and Enzo Duarte sings "Sweet Adeline."
    --Edward Farley & combo (standing on huge trumpet) - "Music Goes Round and Round."
    --Gardner Guards - 40 members play "Music Goes Round And Round" & "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
    --Jack Paar (stand-up comedian) - does a "Fondest Memories" routine.
    --Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedian, with sidekick "Shorty) - The Judge & Shorty play Civil defense men in a graveyard.
    --Alan and De Wood (comedy team) - topical humor, current events, Japanese soldier routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Pat Rooney - tap dances to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
    --At beginning of show, Ed Introduces a few 1957 Miss Universe pageant contestants: Miss Iceland, Israel, Sweden, Canada, Austria (Vienna), Belgium, France, Morocco
    --Equestrian on horse gets horse to do Polka, The March, Viennese Waltz to George Cohan music.

  • June 30, 1957: The Everly Brothers, Frances Farmer, Nancy Whiskey, Kaye Ballard
    --The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"
    --Frances Farmer - "Aura Lee"
    --Nancy Whiskey & The Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group - "Freight Train"
    --Bonnie Guitar - "Dark Moon" (sings and plays guitar)
    --University Of Georgia Glee Club - sings "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Hand Holdin' Music," "If I Loved You" and the Georgia School Song (conducted by Byron Warner)
    --Kaye Ballard (stand-up comedian, topic: Mothers are always right)
    --Kirby Stone Four (vocal impressionists) - sing a comic version of "Lazy River" while imitating other singers.
    --Jo, Jac, And Joni - (3 person British comedy troupe) - troupe uses musical instruments as props
    --Davis and Reese (stand-up comedians doing impressions)

    Also appearing:
    --Jackie Pung (Female golfer who lost the US Open on a technicality)
    --Barber And Manselle (former Harvest Moon Dancers perform)
    --Ed Talks To Michael Mark (boy contestant on the "$64,000 Question")
    --Audience bow: Rex Smith
    Filmed Segments:
    --On film: "Prince and the Showgirl" premiere at Radio City Music Hall. Ed Sullivan appears with Bernard Baruch, Polly Bergen, Arnold Grant, William Randolph Hearst, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. A clip from the movie is then shown.
    --On film: Premiere of Darryl Zanuck's "Island In The Sun." Stars are shown arriving at premiere: Jayne Mansfield, Dean Martin, Terry Moore, Charlie Neston.
    --Movie clip: "Fire Down Below" excerpt with Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon.
    --Movie clip: "The Pride And The Passion" excerpt with Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Sophia Loren.
  • June 23, 1957: Ninth Anniversary Special

    Ninth Anniversary special broadcast from the Outdoor Marine Theater at Jones Beach, N.Y.

    Scheduled guests: --Burt Lancaster and Barbara Nichols (actors) - appear together in a comedy sketch. --Gene Kelly - does a soft shoe duet with Ed Sullivan. --Guy Lombardo (bandleader) - "Show Boat" medley. (Note: Guy Lombardo takes over the orchestra during this medley.) --Harold Lang and Helen Wood from the Broadway show "The Ziegfield Follies" --David Atkinson and Gloria Hamilton (performers from the Broadway show "Show Boat") - "You Are Love" --Julie Wilson (singer) - "I'm a Bad Bad Girl" & a Cole Porter medley --Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Around the World" & "Granada" --Lou Holtz (comedian) - tells Sam Lapidus stories --Frank Libuse (comedian) --Elliott Murphy's Aqua Belles --The Cypress Garden (Florida) Water Skiers

  • June 16, 1957: Johnny Mathis, Polly Bergen, Rusty Draper, Don Rondo / Bing Crosby (on film)

    --Johnny Mathis - "It's Not For Me To Say."
    --Rusty Draper - "Freight Train."
    --John Raitt - "Soliloquy" from "Carousel."
    --Polly Bergen - "Can't Help Lovin' that Man" & "Just in Time."
    --Don Rondo - "White Silver Sands."
    --Jean Carroll (stand-up comedienne).
    Also appearing:
    --Victor Julian & Pets (trained animal act with dancing poodles).
    --Paul Anderson (1956 Olympic weight-lifting champion).
    --Page and Bray (ballroom "adagio-dance" duo).
    --Col. Ed Eagan presents an award to Alan Villiers, the captain of the Mayflower II (Mayflower replica) which sailed from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Mass.
    On film:
    --Clip of Bing Crosby singing "Temptation" (filmed a few years earlier).
    --Ed interviews Bing Crosby and Inger Stevens on set of their latest movie "Man on Fire."

  • June 9, 1957
    June 9, 1957
    Episode 37

    Scheduled guests:
    --Joni James (singer)
    --Alan King (comedian)
    --On film: Harry Belafonte is shown singing "Lead Man Holler" in a clip from his new movie.
    --Judge Dewy "Pigmeat" Markham and Company (comedians)
    --The Malagon Sisters (vocal group)
    --Frances Faye (comedy singer-pianist)
    --Lou Nelson (comedian)
    --Joyce's camels, llamas and zebra.

  • June 2, 1957
    June 2, 1957
    Episode 36

    Scheduled guests:
    --Tony Martin (singer)
    --Sarah Vaughn (singer)
    --Janet Blair (singer)
    --Lily Pons (singer)
    --Tony Martin, Sarah Vaughn, Lily Pons and Janet Blair sing "Sunshine Girl" (from the Broadway musical "New Girl in Town").
    --Bob Lewis (comedian)
    --The Maxwells (billed as a "basket-balancing act")
    --Piet Von Brecht (novelty act)
    --A presentation of the Clarence Derwent Awards for the theater's best supporting performances.

  • May 26, 1957: Jayne Mansfield, Jack Webb, Sam Snead, Dolores Grey, Gene Austin

    --Jayne Mansfield - plays violin and, later in show, plays "Malguena" on the piano
    --Jack Webb talks with Ed about his new film "The D.I."
    --Bill Kenny (formerly of the Ink Spots) - "The Best Way You Know How"
    --Sam Snead (gives golf lesson on stage)
    --Phil Foster sings "Let's Keep The Dodgers In Brooklyn"
    --Ricky Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - also did a bit about the Brooklyn Dodgers and baseball immediately following Phil Foster.
    --Dolores Gray - "Fool's Errand" & "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
    --Gene Austin (1920's recording artist) - plays piano and sings show tunes. (Scheduled to perform a medley of his hits including "My Blue Heaven.")
    --Will Jordan (comedian, impersonates Ed Sullivan, Robert Mitchum, Bing Crosby & Jack Benny)
    --The Three Cottas (acrobatic act with two men, one woman & two dogs)
    --Martha Ann Bentley (ballet dancer)
    --Ed Introduces Martha Ann Bentley to Red Skelton & daughter (on stage).

  • May 19, 1957
    May 19, 1957
    Episode 34

    --Tommy Sands sings "Teenage Crush" and "Goin' Steady."
    --Rise Stevens and Julie Wilson - "Drop That Name" (song from the Broadway musical "Bells Are Ringing").
    --The Glen Miller Band led by Ray McKinley - perform two songs.
    --Judge Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham and Shorty (comedy team) - "Money" routine.
    --Lou Holtz (comedian) - talks in a fake British accent.
    --Georges Ulmer (comedy singer from London)
    --Pepper Davis and Tony Reese (comedy team) - act out an interview with a punch drunk boxer.
    Also appearing:
    --The Maxwells (comedy balancers)
    --Audience bows: Walter Brennan (actor), Eddie Arcaro (jockey, Preakness winner aboard horse Bold Ruler), Billy Pearson (jockey and quiz show winner), Sam Woodson (hero, rescued boy trapped in well), Edna Howard Fowler (president general the United Daughters of the Confederacy).

  • May 12, 1957: U.S. Navy Talent Show

    All-Navy talent program (talent chosen from Navy personnel from all over the country) Scheduled guests: (1) Navy talent includes: --The Four Palms (Marine vocal quartet) (2) Civilian talent: --Jack Dempsey (former heavyweight boxing champion) --Harvey Stone (comedian) --Bob and Ray (comedy team)

  • May 5, 1957
    May 5, 1957
    Episode 32

    --Johnnie Ray - "All Of Me" and "Yes Tonight Josephine."
    --Johnnie Ray (later in show) - medley: "Cry," "Just Walking In The Rain" and "Should I Reveal?"
    --The Vagabonds (instrumental/comedy group) - "Lazy River."
    --James Melton sings "Almost Like Being In Love" (with female violinists).
    --Walter Pidgeon & Ruth Matteson - perform a scene from "The Happiest Millionaire."
    --Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedian) - routine: Dewey & Shorty argue about mathematics. (Boy wonder Robert Strom who won $192,000 on "$64,000 Question" joins Pigmeat & Ed Sullivan in mathematics sketch).
    Also on this show:
    --Boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fulmer meet on stage.
    --Walter Pidgeon joins Ed, Sugar Ray & Gene Fulmer on stage. They talk about Walter's boxing techniques. Then Ed interviews the boxers.
    --Ballet sequence choreographed by Nina Novak (possiblyThe Corps de Ballet of the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, featuring Meredith Baylis and Eugene Slavin doing the "Czardas").
    --Audience bows: Abba Eban, General Burnell, Governor Lane Dwynell, Dave Condon.

  • April 28, 1957: Bill Haley and the Comets, Lena Horne, Tony Perkins, Jack Paar

    --Bill Haley & the Comets - "40 Cups Of Coffee" & " Rudy's Rock" (2nd song, instrumental).
    --Lena Horne - "From This Moment On," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Day In Day Out" & "From This Moment On."
    --Tony Perkins (actor) sings "Singing Down the Lane."
    --Alfred Apaka (Hawaiian singer) - "Speak Love" and, earlier in show, sings 2 songs as part of Polynesian production number.
    --The Happy Jesters - "Your Cheatin' Heart."
    --Jack Paar (TV personality) - stand-up routine: talks about art, commercials & his comeback.
    --George Dewitt - stand-up comedy routine: tells jokes about regional differences.
    Also appearing
    --Ed introduces Tony Perkins to Jimmy Piersall (whom Perkins played in "Fear Strikes Out").
    --Senator George Smathers (Florida Senator gets award for fighting mental illness).
    --Barbara & Her Dog (novelty act, dog performs math tricks).
    --Pee Wee Hockey Team (presents Ed with stuffed baby seal).
    Audience bows:
    --Henry J. Kaiser; Barney Ross (boxer); Jim Spaulding (bowler); Helen Landon (Carnival Cotton Queen); Hy Gardner.
    --On stage bows: Jimmy Piersall (baseball player); Hal Connoly & Olga Fikotova (couple that met while competing at Olympics).

  • April 21, 1957
    April 21, 1957
    Episode 30

    --Buster Keaton (comedian) - performs the "jump through the peddler woman" stunt he created for "Sherlock Jr."

    Additional guests (scheduled):
    --Donald O'Connor (dancer & actor, in a remote from Las Vegas) - O'Connor does a portion of his Vegas night club act.
    --Chester Gould ("Dick Tracy" artist and creator)
    --Charlotte Rae (comedian) - plays the Grand Duchess in a satire of "Anastasia."
    --Gale Gordon and Bob Sweeney (comedians) - do a comedy sketch about refinishing the attic of their home.
    --Don Murray (movie actor, from "The Bachelor Party") - does a special dance number.
    --Roberta Sherwood (singer) - sings "Easter Parade"
    --Marion Marlowe - sings "Ave Maria."
    --Mitzi Greene (comedian) - shows film clips of the highlights of her movie career as a youngster, and sings a medley of her early song hits.

  • April 14, 1957: Judy Holliday, Henry Fonda, Sonny James, Alan King, Alma Cogan

    --Judy Holliday (actress) - sings "I'm Going Back" and "Full of Life."
    --Sonny James sings "Young Love."
    --Alma Cogan sings "You, Me and Us."
    --Kay Thompson (singer-actress) - performs "Bazaza."
    --Jack Harris sings "Sweet and Lovely."

    --Alan King (comedian) - stand-up routine about his kids.
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team) - perform a routine titled "The Tax Consultant."

    Also appearing:
    --Henry Fonda talks to Ed about his new movie "Twelve Angry Men"
    --Roy Campanella (catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers) joins Henry Fonda and Ed Sullivan on stage.
    --Linon (comedy wire-walker)
    --Paul Anderson (1956 Olympic weight lifting champion) - performs two stunts: lifts 1100 lbs, then lifts a carousel with 27 women on it.
    --Pan American Coffee Queen (from Panama, wearing native costume) - joins Ed on stage.

    Audience bows include Buster Keaton, Jim Bishop, and Tony Hulman.

  • April 7, 1957: Fred Astaire, Buddy Knox, Ferlin Husky, Jimmy Bowe, Abbe Lane & Xavier Cugat

    --Fred Astaire performs (lip-synchs) "That Face" from his movie "Funny Face."
    --Buddy Knox - "Party Doll."
    --Ferlin Husky - "Gone."
    --Jimmy Bowen - "I'm Stickin' With You."
    --Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Malagueña Salerosa" and/or"Arriverderce Roma."
    --Jacqueline Francois sings "Love Is A Child" and 1 other song.

    --Paul Douglas, David Burns, Kay Medford and Tommy White (11-year-old) perform a scene from their Broadway show "A Hole in the Head."

    Also appearing:
    --Frank Libuse (comedian)
    --Byron Nelson (golf pro) and Ken Ventura appear with Julia Meade.
    --American actors Fredric March, Florence Eldridge and Peggy Wood meet with French stars: Gerard Philipe, Micheline Presle, Jean Marais, Francoise Arnoul, Juliette Greco and Jacqueline Francois.

  • March 24, 1957: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London

    --Ella Fitzgerald sings "Hot Chocolate" and "Lady Be Good."
    --Julie London sings "Basin Street Blues" and the title song from the movie "Boy On a Dolphin."
    --Oscar Hammerstein sings "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?," while Richard Rodgers conducts the orchestra. The song comes from the TV musical "Cinderella" (which pre-empts next week's "Ed Sullivan Show").
    --The Ohio State Glee Club - medley of college songs.

    Additional guests (scheduled):
    --Giulietta Masina (Italian movie star, from "La Strada")
    --Davis and Reese (comedy team)
    --Paul Hahn (trick-shot golfer)
    --Miss Mara (Spanish aerialist)
    Also scheduled: Film clips from "Boy On a Dolphin," a movie starring Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd and Clifton Webb.

  • March 17, 1957: St. Patrick's Day Salute

    Scheduled guests:
    --Robert Mitchum (actor) - becomes a singer & dancer as he performs a medley of Calypso tunes that he recently recorded.
    --Beatrice Lillie and Billy De Wolfe - perform scenes from the Broadway musical "The Ziegfeld Follies," including dance numbers led by Harold Lang and Helen Wood.
    --Edie Adams (actress, then appearing on Broadway in "Li'l Abner") - does impressions of Shirley Temple, Marlene Dietrich, Jeanette MacDonald, Ruby Keeler and Marilyn Monroe.
    --The Ames Brothers (singing quartet) - sing a medley of Irish songs and are joined by Robert Mitchum for one tune.
    --Connie Towers (singer)
    --Robert Briscoe (Lord Mayor of Dublin)
    --Joe, Jack and Joanie (acrobatic trio)

  • March 10, 1957
    March 10, 1957
    Episode 25

    On film: An interview with Henry Fonda including clips from his film "Twelve Angry Men"

    Other scheduled guests (live on stage): --Associated Press All-American college basketball team led by Wilt Chamberlain --Don Ameche --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) --Charlie Gracie (singer) - scheduled to sing his hit recording "Butterfly." --Richard Tucker (opera singer) --Renata Tebaldi (opera singer) --Ben Blue (pantomimist) --The Wiere Brothers

  • March 3, 1957: Lerner and Loewe Tribute

    Tribute to Alan Jay Lerner & Fritz Loewe - Presented in connection with the first anniversary of their Broadway hit "My Fair Lady." Lerner and Loewe appear on this show.

    Songs from "My Fair Lady":
    --Edward Mulhare (temporary replacing Rex Harrison) sings "What Can't the English?"
    --Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth and Rod McLennan sing "With a Little Bit O' Luck."
    --Michael King sings "On Street Where You Live" (from the original cast).

    Guests (performing songs from other Lerner-Loewe plays):
    --Fred Astaire & Jane Powell - perform a tap dance routine from "The Liar's Song."
    --Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron - dance to "Love Is Here To Stay."
    --Tony Bavaar sings "I Talk to the Trees" (from "Paint Your Wagon")
    --Jane Morgan sings "Almost Like Being in Love" (song and dance number from "Brigadoon")

    --Stanley Holloway - recites poem, a sequel to "Albert & The Lion."
    --Marie Wilson (actress from "My Friend Irma") - interrupts Ed early in program and, later, does a monologue at Mann's Chinese Theater.
    --Goddard Lieberson presents a "1,000,000 Record Sale" plaque to Lerner & Loewe.
    --Audience bows: Nancy Olson, Vera Zarina

  • Lena Horne / Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane / Carl Ballantine / Doretta Morrow

    --Lena Horne sings "It's Love," "One for My Baby" and "It's All Right with Me."
    --Xavier Cugat and his band perform "Salsa Touch."
    --Abbe Lane (singer, wife of Cugat) - sings "Just Too Marvelous."
    --Abbe Lane and Xavier Cugat's Band - "Up A Lazy River."
    --Doretta Morrow (singer, from the Broadway show "Kismet") sings "This Is My Beloved," "Nobody's Sweet Heart" and "Blues in the Night."
    --Carl Ballantine (comedian, in character as magician "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine")
    Also appearing:
    --Eddie Mayehoff (character actor) is interviewed by Ed.
    --On film: Ed visits the movie set of "St. Joan" with Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark and Otto Preminger.
    --The Robertes (or Robortals) (tumblers from Ringling Brothers Circus)
    --Cameo: Admiral John Clark (guided missle admiral)

  • February 17, 1957
    February 17, 1957
    Episode 22

    Scheduled guests:
    --Cecil B. DeMille (producer of the film "The Ten Commandments")
    --Robert Wagner
    --Hugh O'Brian
    --Jeannie Carson
    --Peter Gennaro and Ellen Ray (dancing duo from the Broadway production of "The Bells Are Ringing.")
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)
    --The Harlem Magicians (comedic basketball team which includes Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes)
    --Hilde Gueden and Jussi Bjoerling (opera singers)

  • February 10, 1957
    February 10, 1957
    Episode 21

    --Benny Goodman (with his big band and trio) - "Let's Dance," "Memories of You" and "Just One of Those Things" Additional guests (scheduled to appear): --Johnny Carson --Charlotte Rae (comedian, then appearing in the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner") --Victor Borge (comedian) --Benny Fields (vaudevillian) --Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian) --Rene's Puppets --Tonito (high wire performers)
    On film: The screen tests of two of four actresses trying out for the lead in the movie "Marjorie Morningstar."

  • February 3, 1957
    February 3, 1957
    Episode 20

    Scheduled guests:
    --Vic Damone (singer)
    --Al Hibbler (singer)
    --Jose Greco - singer, with his troupe of Flamenco dancers
    --Willie, West and McGinty (comedy trio)
    --Bas Sheva (Israeli singer)
    --Estelita (Cuban singer)
    --Frank Libuse (comedian)
    --Ruwe and Louie (ventriloquist act)

  • January 27, 1957: Louis Armstrong; Dorothy Kirsten & Mario del Monaco, Senor Wences

    --Louis Armstrong and his band - "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
    --Louis Armstrong and his band - medley: "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," "Indiana (Back Home Again In)" and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen."
    --The West Point Glee Club

    Metropolitan Opera performers - excerpts from Puccini's "Madama Butterfly":
    --Dorothy Kirsten (soprano) and Mario del Monaco (tenor) perform the "Love Duet" from Act One from the opera.
    --Osie Hawkins (baritone)
    --The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

    Also appearing:
    --Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
    --The Dancing Szonys
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team of Joe Smith and Charlie Dale)

  • January 20, 1957: Ivory Joe Hunter, Sonny James, Fess Parker, Jill Corey; The Tarriers

    --Sonny James sings "Young Love."
    --Ivory Joe Hunter (playing piano) sings "Since I Met You Baby."
    --Betty Johnson - "I Dreamed."
    --Fess Parker (with guitar) sings "Wringle Wrangle."
    --The Tarriers - "The Banana Boat Song."
     --Russell Arms - "Cinco Robles."
    --Jill Corey - "I Love My Baby"
    --Marion Marlowe - "True Love"
    --Mattiwilda Dobbs (Metropolitan Opera star) - "Summertime."

    --Ben Blue (pantomime act) - appears in two comedy skits: A Cafe sketch with "live" lobsters and a quick change sketch portrait comes to life.

    Also appearing:
    --Three Markays (3-man acrobatic team, contortionists do routine on parallel bars)
    --On film: Ed at annual banquet for the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
    --Jo Sullivan, Marion Marlowe, Gena Rowlands, Gretchen Wildler, Julia Mead, Edith Adams, Jill Corey modelgowns from past Presidential inaugurations.
    --Audience bows: Edward Mulhare (actor); John Cassevetes

  • January 13, 1957
    January 13, 1957
    Episode 17

    Scheduled guests:
    --Imogene Coca (comedian)
    --Kate Smith (singer)
    --Professor Backwards (comedian Jimmy Edmondson)
    --Fernanda Montel (South American singer)
    --The Dam Brothers (or the Dan Brothers) (Danish comedy performers)
    --The Ballet Basque (a troupe of singers, dancers and musicians from France)

  • January 6, 1957: Elvis Presley (3rd appearance), Carol Burnett, Sugar Ray Robinson

    --Elvis Presley (3rd appearance) performs "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel," "Too Much," "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" and "Peace in the Valley."
    --Lonnie Satin - "I Believe" (from "Cotton Club")
    --Leny Eversong (from San Paulo, Brazil) sings "El Cumbanchero" and "Cante Afre Cubano" (powerful gutsy female singer).

    --Carol Burnett (stand-up comedy) - portrays different types of singers auditioning: a nervous girl singing "Paper Moon" & an overly confident woman singing "I Feel A Song Coming On."
    --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist) - dummy recites the alphabet.
    --The Six Gutis (comedy acrobatic act from Germany; clowns, men in gorillas suits)

    Also appearing:
    --Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - after losing title fight, is interviewed by Sullivan. In jest, Ed shows Robinson how to box.
    --Nancy Crompton (dancer, does hyper ballet)
    --Bory & Bor (novelty act) - sight gag: a man is wearing a costume which makes him looks like 2 people dancing.
    --Audience bows: Don Budge, Jackie Robinson (newly retired), Gene Ward, Jimmy Lannon

  • December 30, 1956: Look Magazine TV Awards

    Scheduled: --The Annual Look magazine TV awards including winners Sid Caesar, Perry Como, Walt Disney, Red Grange, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Phil Silvers.

    Other scheduled guests: --The Vagabonds (comedy singing group) --LuAnn Simms (singer) --Ernesto Lecuona (Cuban songwriter) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist, with his dummy Velvel) --Piet Van Brecht (European comedy act) --The Alcettys (novelty act) --The Mills chimpanzees

  • December 23, 1956
    December 23, 1956
    Episode 14

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gracie Fields (actress)
    --Kaye Ballard (comedian)
    --Dolores Wilson (opera singer)
    --Annie Cordy (chanteuse)
    --Varvel and Bailey & Les Chanteurs de Paris (French singers)
    --The Half Brothers (juggling unicycle act)
    --Victor Julian and his performing dogs

  • December 16, 1956
    December 16, 1956
    Episode 13

    Scheduled guests: --Jack Paar --Rise Stevens --Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy --Art Lund, Jo Sullivan and the three Abbondanza boys performing scenes from their Broadway play "The Most Happy Fella." --Baby Opal (performing elephant)

  • December 9, 1956
    December 9, 1956
    Episode 12

    Scheduled guests:
    --Kate Smith - medley of Holiday songs.
    --Sam Levenson
    --Joyce Grenfell (British comedienne)
    --The Little Gaelic Singers of Ireland
    --Scenes from Ben Bagley's musical revue "Shoestring '57"
    --Dario Cassini (singer)
    --Klauson's Bears
    --Ten women gymnasts from Finland.
    --The United Press awards for the "Football Team of the Year"
    --On film: Ed visits the Israeli Theatre in Paris.

  • December 02, 1956: Rosemary Clooney, Sophie Tucker, Anthony Newley / Modern Screen Awards

    --Rosemary Clooney - "April In Paris."
    --Sophie Tucker (with Ted Shapiro?) - medley: "I Always Have A Special Song," "You Made Me Love You," ""Mama Goes Where Papa Goes," "Put You're Arms Around Me Honey," "You Made Me Love You," "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Holding A Gun)," "La Vie En Rose," "Rock Around The Clock" and "Some Of These Days."
    --Cranks (British comedy review) - (1) Anthony Newley sings "I'm The Boy You Should Say Yes To" & "I'm In Love" (2) Anthony Newley, Annie Ross & Gilbert Vernon perform a magic gloves sketch
    --Princeton Triangle Club (men in drag, in tutus) - Twelve players do comic ballet titled "Goose Lagoon," then present Ed with an award.
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
    --On film: A clip from "The Teahouse Of The August Moon" is shown. This is followed by footage of Ed Sullivan visiting Marlon Brando, Michiko Kyo and Glen Ford on the movie set.
    --Liselote Kuester & Jockel Stahl (dance team) - couple dressed in matching suits do a dance routine.
    --Audience bows: Paul Ford; Chuck Connolly1956 (15th annual)

    Modern Screen Awards (a live pickup from Hollywood). Louella Parsons presents awards to George Delacourt, Janet Leigh, Victoria Shaw, Tony Perkins, Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Kirk Douglas, King Vidor, George Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and Doris Day. Doris Day also accepts an award for Frank Sinatra.

  • November 25, 1956: Maria Callas, Rudolf Bing, Teresa Brewer, Clark Gable (on film)
    --Teresa Brewer - "Mutual Admiration Society" & "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" (clip with polo player, sword fighters, and dancer superimposed at bottom of screen).
    --Rudolf Bing (Patron of the Arts from the Metropolitan) explains "Tosca"
    --Maria Callas & Rudolf Bing - "Tosca" (huge operatic production number, Maria's television debut)
    --Dick Shawn - Civil war routine and song.
    --1956 Colliers All American Football Team. On film: footage of football games, Oklahoma Governor Raymond Gary introduces two players from his state. Ed interviews players.
    Also appearing:
    --The Barbour Brothers & Jean (two men & a woman do dance routine on stilts)
    --Audience bow: Arnold Tucker (quarterback on Army team, bomber pilot in Korea).
    On film:
    --Clark Gable, on the set of "The King and Four Queens," is interviewed by Ed. Ed visits the ghost town in New Mexico where the movie is being filmed. Includes footage of director Raoul Walsh. Mom McDade aims gun at Clark & shoots Ed.
  • November 18, 1956: Fats Domino, Guy Mitchel, Mitzi Greenl / Elvis Presley (film clip)

    --Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill."
    --Guy Mitchell - "Singing the Blues."
    --Don Rondo (singer) - "Two Different Worlds."
    --Mitzi Green - talks about the Palace Theater, sings "Two A Day," then imitates Joe E. Lewis.
    --Lou Nelson (stand-up comedian & song and dance man) - tells jokes about smiling, laughter, traffic regulations.
    --Sid Fields (comedian) - appears with Ben Blue as "Shando," the mind reader.
    --Ben Blue (comedian doing a pantomime sketch, Charlie Chaplin-type character).
    --Elsa And Waldo (woman in tutu pulls strings of a puppet).
    --Conn and Mann (tap dancing duo from the Copacabana)
    --On film: clip from the Elvis Presley's film "Love Me Tender" (Elvis' movie debut).
    --Also: Ed introduces newest Air Academy military uniforms designed by Cecil B. De Mille & Henry Wilcoxon.

  • November 11, 1956: Life Magazine Tribute

    Tribute to Life Magazine (on the magazine's 20th anniversary):
    --Bing Crosby sings "True Love."
    --Julie Andrews - sings a medley of "Wouldn't It be Lovely," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart" and "Someone to Watch over Me."
    --Kate Smith - sings "God Bless America."
    --Phil Silvers (comedian)
    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Louis Armstrong and his band
    --Marcel Marceau (pantomimist)
    --Michael Redgrave and Barbara Bel Geddes perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Sleeping Prince."

  • November 4, 1956
    November 4, 1956
    Episode 7

    Scheduled guests: --Nelson Eddy --Maurice Evans (Broadway star) --Patti Page (singer) --Elliot Reed (comedian) --Richiardi (illusionist) --Henri Salvador (French singer-comedian) --Toriani (juggling act)

  • October 28, 1956: Elvis Presley (2nd appearance), Senior Wences, Joyce Grenfell

    --Elvis Presley (2nd appearance) - "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Love Me" (with the Jordanaires) and "Hound Dog" (with the Jordanaires).
    --Little Gaelic Singers (children's chorus from Ireland) - "Dancin' Song," "Dandlin Song" and "Believe Me."
    --Scene from Broadway show "The Most Happy Fella" (including songs "Happy to Make Your Acquaintence" and "Big D").
    --Senor Wences - ventriloquist with Pedro (head in box) and Johnny (hand puppet)
    --Joyce Grenfell (comedian) - sings "Countess of Cotlet."
    Also appearing:
    --Unus - Circus act in top hat & cape (introduced by Scampi - little boy in top hat)
    --Audience bows: Robert Webb; Earl Wilson; and disc-jockeys from Ottawa.

  • October 21, 1956
    October 21, 1956
    Episode 5

    --Movie director Otto Preminger and actress Jean Seberg discuss the (soon to be filmed) movie "Saint Joan."
    --Jean Seberg recites dialogue from "Saint Joan."
    --Jack Paar (TV personality) - comedy monologue about living in the country.
    --Marion Marlowe sings "We Kiss In The Shadow" and "Show Me."
    --Henri Salvador (French comedian-musician) - plays an audio recording of his own laughter, performs a Brazilian song, and imitates a noisy restaurant patron.
    --On film: Ed Sullivan flies to Tobago to talk with Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon on the set of their movie "Fire Down Below."
    Also appearing:
    --Davis and Reese (comedy team of Pepper Davis & Tony Reese) - tell jokes about rock 'n' roll music, long sideburns, etc.
    --Audience bows: Jean Seberg's mother & father.
    --David J. McDonald and Pierre S. duPont III discuss plans for an Immigration Museum at the Statue of Liberty. (Note: This museum was eventually built on Ellis Island.)
    --Audience bows: Robert Aldrich (movie director), Ladislao Vajda (director of "Marcelino pan y vino"), and Bernice Freeman (of the San Francisco Chronicle).
    --The Sciplini's Chimps (trained animal act) - chimps in boxing ring.
    --The Bokaras (acrobats performing on teeter-boards).

  • October 14, 1956: Dedication of the Henry & Edsel Ford Auditorium in Detroit

    Broadcast from the Henry & Edsel Ford Memorial Auditorium in Detroit.
    --Vivian Blaine (movie and Broadway actress) - sings a "Guys and Dolls" medley: "A Bushel and a Peck," "Sue Me," "Adelaide's Lament," and "Pet Me Papa."
    --Rise Stevens (Metropolitan opera star) sings "I Could Have Danced All Night," and closes the show with an aria.
    --Johnny Carson (comedian) - does an 8-minute salute to Sullivan's eight years on TV, with impersonations of Jack Benny, Edward R. Murrow, and Sullivan.
    Also appearing:
    --Nanci Crompton (ballerina) - dances the "Gallop" from Khatchaturian's "Masquerade."
    --Takeo Usui (Japanese circus aerialist) - performs on a single wire high above the auditorium's stage.
    --Jinx (performing monkey) - performs his own version of Usui's stunt.
    --Richiardi (illusionist) - levitates a woman.
    --William Clay Ford (Ford rep) delivers keys to the new theater.
    --Audience bows: Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Winslow (James Dean's Aunt and Uncle, who raised the late actor); Albert E. Cobo (Detroit Mayor); Members of the Detroit Memorial Hall Commission; Ford family members; and Ford Dealer representatives (on-stage bows).
    On film:
    --The New York premiere of the movie "Giant" with Jack Warner, George Stevens, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson. Includes scene from "Giant."

  • October 7, 1956
    October 7, 1956
    Episode 3

    Scheduled guests: --Eartha Kitt --Kate Smith --Joe E. Lewis (comedian) --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) --Richardi (illusionist) --Royal Danish Ballet

  • September 30, 1956
    September 30, 1956
    Episode 2

    Lucy & Desi sketch: Ed Sullivan calls Desi at home to arrange interview, but Lucy thinks Edward Morrow is coming. (Sketch runs approx. 12 minutes)

    Other guests: --Yogi Berra (Ed interviews baseball player Berra) --Gisele MacKenzie - sings "Delightful To Be Married" & "Canadian Sunset" --Sal Maglie (Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher talks about baseball) --Joyce Grenfell (stand-up comedian: nursery school routine & tells jokes about cocktail parties) --Stockholm Gosskor - "Goethewaltz" & "Swedish Marching Song" (boys choir from Sweden) --Lilly Yokoi (Bicycle Acrobatics)

    Cameos: Baseball Managers & Players: Hank Aaron, Frank Torre --Benson Ford (Ford family member promoting United Charity Work) --President Dwight D. Eisenhower (on film, promoting charity work)

    Audience bow: Dr. Albert Jorgensen

  • September 23, 1956
    September 23, 1956
    Episode 1

    Scheduled guests: --Edward G. Robinson (actor, in scenes from Paddy Chayefsky's Broadway show "Middle of the Night") --Edith Piaf (French singer) - "Poor People Of Paris" and "Black Denim Trousers" --Helen Traubel --Jean Carroll

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