The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 9

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Episode Guide

  • September 15, 1957
    September 15, 1957
    Episode 51
    9/15/57
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    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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

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

    Broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
    Guests:
    --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)

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

    Music:
    --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)
    Comedy:
    --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

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

    Guests:
    --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).

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  • August 18, 1957
    August 18, 1957
    Episode 47
    8/18/57
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    Music:
    --Cab Calloway - songs include "It Ain't Necessarily So."
    --Janet Blair (actress-singer) sings "Down With Love."
    --Connie Towers (singer)
    --Dick Contino (accordionist & singer) performs "Martha" (correct song title?).
    Comedy:
    --Sue Carson (comedian) - does impressions of various actors.
    Also appearing:
    --Boris Morros (film producer & counterspy) - talks about the 12 years he spent posing as a member of the American Communist Party on behalf of the FBI.
    --Dorothy Brown - a beautiful, yet poverty-stricken, 16-year-old North Carolina girl dubbed "nature girl" by the press.
    --Elizabeth and Collins (knife-throwing team)
    --The Morlidor Trio (male contortionist with two female assistants)

    Athletes (scheduled to appear):
    --Dick Mayer (golfer, won the 1957 World Championship of Golf tournament)
    --Otto Graham (former football star)
    --Bob Cousy (basketball star)
    --Gil McDougald (baseball player)
    --Cary Middlecoff (golfer)
    --Vic Seixas (tennis star)
    --Ted Atkinson (jockey)

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  • 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.

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  • 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."
    Music:
    --Frankie Lymon - "Goody Goody."
    --Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love" and "Hey Doll Baby."
    --Cesare Vallett (opera tenor from Italy) - sings "Marechiari."
    Comedy:
    --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.

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  • July 28, 1957
    July 28, 1957
    Episode 44
    7/28/57
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    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)

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  • July 21, 1957
    July 21, 1957
    Episode 43
    7/21/57
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    Comedy:
    --Ernie Kovacs (guest host) - performs three comedy bits. He opens the show by sawing off a tree limb that he's sitting upon.
    In "Welcome Transients," Ernie plays the host of a daytime talk show with Peter Hanley as his guest. Kovaks also reprises "The Nairobi Trio."
    --Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian) - monologue.
    Music:
    --The Four Aces - "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street."
    --Connee Boswell sings "When The Saints Go Marching In" (aided by the Bill Baird Marionettes).
    --Ted Lewis (entertainer)
    Also appearing:
    --Barbara Feldon (as "Barbara Hall," then an aspiring actress and a winner on the "$64,000 Question" quiz show).
    --Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson (heavyweight boxing title contender).
    --The Morlidor Trio (male contortionist with two female assistants) - rag doll routine.
    --Maureen Arthur (actress, and a frequent regular on Kovac's TV shows).

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  • July 14, 1957
    July 14, 1957
    Episode 42
    7/14/57
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    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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."

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  • 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."
    Music:
    --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"
    Comedy:
    --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.

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  • June 30, 1957: The Everly Brothers, Frances Farmer, Nancy Whiskey, Kaye Ballard
    Music:
    --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)
    Comedy:
    --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.
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  • 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

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

    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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."

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  • June 9, 1957
    June 9, 1957
    Episode 37
    6/9/57
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    Music:
    --Joni James (singer) - "Summer Love" and "Give Us This Day."
    --Frances Faye (singer-pianist) - "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and a folk song medley.
    --The Malagon Sisters (vocal trio) - "Babalu" and "El Cumbacharo."
    Comedy:
    --Alan King (comedian)
    --'Judge' Dewy "Pigmeat" Markham and Company (comedians)
    --Lou Nelson (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Tony & Sally De Marco (ballroom dance team)
    --Richiardi (illusionist) - suspends Ed Sullivan in midair.
    --Via a remote, Cleveland Indian pitcher Herb Score, who was injured during a May 7, 1957 game, talks with Ed.
    --Jack Joyce's Animal Act - featuring camels, zebras and llamas.

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  • June 2, 1957
    June 2, 1957
    Episode 36
    6/2/57
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    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.

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

    Guests:
    --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).

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  • May 19, 1957
    May 19, 1957
    Episode 34
    5/19/57
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    Music:
    --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.
    Comedy:
    --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).

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  • May 12, 1957: U.S. Navy Talent Show
    5/12/57
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    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
    5/5/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --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).
    Broadway:
    --Walter Pidgeon & Ruth Matteson - perform a scene from "The Happiest Millionaire."
    Comedy:
    --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.

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

    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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).

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  • April 21, 1957
    April 21, 1957
    Episode 30
    4/21/57
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    --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.

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

    Music:
    --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."

    Comedy:
    --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.

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

    Music:
    --Fred Astaire performs (lip-syncs) "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 - "Arrivederci Roma."
    --Jacqueline Francois sings "Love Is A Child" and a French language song.
    Broadway:
    --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 and Ken Venturi (golf pros) 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.

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

    Music:
    --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 recites the lyrics to "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" while Richard Rodgers conducts the orchestra. The song is from the TV musical "Cinderella" (which pre-empts next week's "Ed Sullivan Show").
    --Billy Fellows (singer-comedian) - plays piano, then does an imitation of Sammy Davis Jr. singing "That Old Black Magic."
    --The Ohio State Glee Club - perform a medley of college songs.
    Also appearing:
    --Davis and Reese (comedy team)
    --Paul Hahn (trick-shot golfer)
    --Miss Mara (Spanish aerialist, formerly with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)
    --On film: A clip from the movie "Boy On a Dolphin," starring Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, and Clifton Webb.

    Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
    --Giulietta Masina (Italian movie star, from "La Strada")

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

    1957 St. Patrick's Day Show
    Music:
    --The Ames Brothers (singing quartet) - medley of Irish songs: "Dear Old Donegal," "Galeway Bay" and "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen."
    --Robert Mitchum (actor) - performs a medley of calypso songs from his album "Calypso - Is Like So…"
    --Robert Mitchum and Ames Brothers - join together on one song.
    --Mary O'Hara (harpist-singer)
    Comedy:
    --Edie Adams (actress-comedienne) - impersonates Marilyn Monroe and other movie actresses.
    --Phil Foster (comedian)
    Broadway:
    --A dance segment from the Broadway musical "The Ziegfeld Follies" is presented.
    Also appearing:
    --Robert Briscoe (Lord Mayor of Dublin)
    --Joe, Jack and Joanie (acrobatic trio)
    --On film: A scene from the Robert Mitchum & Deborah Kerr movie "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" is screened.
    --On film: Ed chats with celebrities attending the premiere of "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison."

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  • March 10, 1957
    March 10, 1957
    Episode 25
    3/10/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Charlie Gracie (Rockabilly singer) performs his hit record "Butterfly" (with back-up vocals by an off-stage chorus).
    --Renata Tebaldi (soprano) and Richard Tucker (tenor) sing "Vicino a te" from Umberto Giordano's "Andrea Chenier."
    --Jacqueline Francois (French chanteuse) sings "Mademoiselle De Paris" and "Lullaby Of Birdland."
    Broadway:
    --Don Ameche & cast perform two scenes from "Holiday for Lovers," a Broadway comedy about American parents visiting their daughter in Europe.
    Comedy:
    --Ben Blue - does a pantomime act set at a sidewalk cafe.
    --Ben Blue and his "stooge" Sammy Wolfe do a comedy routine that includes the song "Me And My Shadow."
    --The Wiere Brothers (musical comedy trio)
    Also appearing:
    --The Associated Press All-American College Basketball team: Wilt Chamberlain (University Of Kansas), Chet Forte (Columbia University), Gary Thompson (Iowa State), Rod Hundley (West Virginia University), and Lennie Rosenbluth (University of North Carolina).

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  • 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")

    Also:
    --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

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

    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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)

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  • February 17, 1957
    February 17, 1957
    Episode 22
    2/17/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Hugh O'Brian and Jeannie Carson sing "Skip To My Lou" and "Highland Fling."
    --Jussi Bjorling (operatic tenor) sings "La donna è mobile" to Nancy King Zeckendorf.
    --Jussi Björling and Hilde Güden perform the duet from Rigoletto.
    Comedy:
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Velvel)
    --The Fabulous Harlem Magicians (comedy basketball team which includes Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes)
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro and Ellen Ray (dancing duo from Broadway's "Bells Are Ringing").
    --Lou Nova (actor & former boxer) - does a dramatic reading from Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman."
    --Robert Wagner (actor) presents a film clip from his new movie "The True Story of Jesse James."

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  • February 10, 1957
    February 10, 1957
    Episode 21
    2/10/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Benny Goodman (clarinetist with his big band) - "Let's Dance," "Memories of You" and "Just One of Those Things." Later in show, Goodman and band perform "Sing, Sing, Sing."
    --Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley (husband-and-wife vaudeville team) - perform songs (possibly "The Soft Shoe Dance" and "There's No Business Like Show Business") from their album "Two-a-Day at the Palace," which salutes the old Palace Theatre.
    Comedy:
    --Johnny Carson (comedian & TV personality)
    --Charlotte Rae (comedian, then appearing in the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner") - does impressions of different types of serious singers.
    --Victor Borge (comedian-pianist) plays piano next to a pool in a segment from Las Vegas.
    Also appearing:
    --Jimmy Piersall (of the Boston Red Sox) - talks about being the father of five children, and how he taught Yogi Berra the correct way to change diapers.
    --Audience bow: Helen Parrish (movie actress)
    --On film: The screen test of actress Erin O'Brien as she tries out for the lead in the movie "Marjorie Morningstar."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Tonito (high wire performer)
    --Rene's Puppets

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  • February 3, 1957
    February 3, 1957
    Episode 20
    2/3/57
    0.0

    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

    Music:
    --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)

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

    Music:
    --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."

    Comedy:
    --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

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  • January 13, 1957
    January 13, 1957
    Episode 17
    1/13/57
    0.0

    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

    Music:
    --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).

    Comedy:
    --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

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  • 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

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  • December 23, 1956
    December 23, 1956
    Episode 14
    12/23/56
    0.0

    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
    12/16/56
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jack Paar (humorist)
    --Rise Stevens (Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano)
    --Betty Johnson (singer) - "I Dreamed."
    --Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
    --Page and Bray (novelty dancers)
    --Art Lund, Jo Sullivan, and cast perform scenes from their Broadway play "The Most Happy Fella."
    --Sándor Szabó (Hungarian actor) - reads from "Cyrano de Bergerac."
    --The Three Haucks (acrobatic trio)
    --Baby Opal (performing elephant)
    Sports figures:
    --Jackie Robinson
    --Tom Courtney (won two Olympic gold medals)
    --Rocky Marciano (retired boxer) - discusses his intentions to never fight again when asked if he plans to fight Floyd Patterson.

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  • December 9, 1956
    December 9, 1956
    Episode 12
    12/9/56
    0.0

    Music:
    --Kate Smith sings "Hey, Jealous Lover," "I Cried More" and "Ave Maria."
    --Dario Cassini (operatic tenor) - "Be My Love."
    --The Little Gaelic Singers of Ireland - "Noel."
    --Plus, an Israeli choral group.
    Off-Broadway:
    --Dody Goodman and cast perform scenes from Ben Bagley's off-Broadway revue "Shoestring '57."
    Comedy:
    --Sam Levenson (comedian) - reminiscences about his school days & does a parody of the 23rd Psalm.
    --Joyce Grenfell (British comedienne) performs a song, then does a routine about an amateur actress attempting to portray a ladyship's maid.
    Also appearing:
    --Klauson's Bears (rollerskating bears)
    --Ten Finnish women gymnasts - precision hoops.
    --Ed Sullivan presents the United Press award to the Football team of the Year.
    --Also, The Lambert Trophy is awarded to Syracuse University.

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

    Music:
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "April In Paris."
    --Sophie Tucker (with pianist Ted Shapiro) - medley: "I Always Have A Special Song," "Put You're Arms Around Me Honey," "You Made Me Love You," "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes," "La Vie En Rose," "Rock Around The Clock" and "Some Of These Days."
    Broadway:
    --Segments from the "Cranks" comedy review: Anthony Newley sings " I'm the Boy You Should Say "Yes" To" and "I'm In Love." Anthony Newley, Annie Ross & Gilbert Vernon perform a magic gloves sketch.
    Comedy:
    --Princeton Triangle Club (men in drag) - Twelve men dressed in tutus do a "Swan Lake" parody titled "Goose Lagoon."
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Lisolette Koester & Jockel Stahl (dance team from Germany)
    --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 film's movie set in Japan.
    --Audience bows: Paul Ford (actor, from "Teahouse …") and Chuck Connolly (correct spelling? possibly quarterback Charlie Conerly).
    1956 Modern Screen Awards:
    --Broadcast from Hollywood, this segment is presented by "Modern Screen" magazine columnist Louella Parsons. Actors shown receiving awards are Janet Leigh, Victoria Shaw, Anthony Perkins, Natalie Wood, Kirk Douglas, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and Doris Day. Rita Moreno accepts an award on behalf of Elvis Presley. King Vidor accepts award on behalf of Audrey Hepburn. Director George Stevens accepts "Best Picture of The Year" award. George Delacourt presents a special award to Louella Parsons.

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  • November 25, 1956: Maria Callas, Rudolf Bing, Teresa Brewer, Clark Gable (on film)
    Music:
    --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)
    Comedy:
    --Dick Shawn - Civil war routine and song.
    Sports:
    --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.
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  • November 18, 1956: Fats Domino, Guy Mitchel, Mitzi Greenl / Elvis Presley (film clip)

    Music:
    --Fats Domino performs "Blueberry Hill."
    --Guy Mitchell - "Singing the Blues."
    --Don Rondo sings "Two Different Worlds."
    --Mitzi Green (actress & nightclub entertainer) - reminisces about the Palace Theater, sings "Two A Day," and imitates Joe E. Lewis.
    Comedy:
    --Lou Nelson (song-and-dance man, comedian) - stand-up topics include smiling, laughter, and traffic regulations.
    --Sid Fields (comedian) - plays mind reader "Shando" in a sketch with Ben Blue.
    --Ben Blue (comedian, Charlie Chaplin-type character) - does a pantomime sketch.
    --Elsa and Waldo (comic dance act) - woman in tutu pulls strings of puppet Waldo.
    Also:
    --Conn and Mann (tap dancing duo from the Copacabana)
    --A look at the new U.S. Air Force Academy cadet uniforms designed by Cecil B. De Mille and his associates Henry Wilcoxon and John L. Jensen.
    --On film: A clip from "Love Me Tender" starring Elvis Presley (in his movie debut), Debra Paget and Richard Egan.

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  • November 11, 1956: Life Magazine Tribute

    A 20th Anniversary Tribute to "Life" Magazine.
    Music:
    --Bing Crosby (talks with Ed and) 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."
    --Louis Armstrong and his band perform "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and "Blueberry Hill."
    --Kate Smith sings "God Bless America."
    Broadway:
    --Michael Redgrave, Barbara Bel Geddes, and Cathleen Nesbitt (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Sleeping Prince."
    Also appearing:
    --Phil Silvers (comedian) - routine includes a bit about the song "Old Man River."
    --Henry Luce (publisher & creator of the weekly news magazine "Life").
    Filmed segment:
    --A short documentary on how magazine's staff races to beat the publication's deadlines, especially on late breaking stories such as the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner.

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  • November 4, 1956
    November 4, 1956
    Episode 7
    11/4/56
    0.0

    Broadway:
    --Maurice Evans and other cast members from George Bernard Shaw's "The Apple Cart" perform a scene from the play.
    Music:
    --Patti Page (singer) - "Married I Can Always Get" and "Mama From The Train."
    --Nelson Eddy (baritone singer & movie actor) - performs "Rose Marie" along with other songs from his nightclub revue.
    Also appearing:
    --Henri Salvador (French singer-comedian) - does facial contortions, a "whispering" skit and performs a song.
    --Richiardi (illusionist)
    --Leo Cherne (chairman of the International Rescue Committee, who had just returned from Hungary).
    --The Torianis (2 male & 1 female juggling troupe).
    --The winners of Seventeen Magazine's National Doll Contest.

    Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
    --Elliot Reed (comedian) - routine about the recent political conventions.

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

    Music:
    --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."
    Broadway:
    --Scene from Broadway show "The Most Happy Fella" (including songs "Happy to Make Your Acquaintence" and "Big D").
    Comedy:
    --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.

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  • October 21, 1956
    October 21, 1956
    Episode 5
    10/21/56
    0.0

    'Saint Joan' preview:
    --Movie director Otto Preminger and actress Jean Seberg discuss the (soon to be filmed) movie "Saint Joan."
    --Jean Seberg recites dialogue from "Saint Joan."
    --Audience bows: Jean Seberg's mother & father.
    Music:
    --Marion Marlowe sings "We Kiss In The Shadow" and "Show Me."
    Comedy:
    --Jack Paar (TV personality) - comedy monologue about living in the country.
    --Henri Salvador (French comedian-musician) - plays an audio recording of his own laughter, performs a Brazilian song, and imitates a noisy restaurant patron.
    --Davis and Reese (comedy team of Pepper Davis & Tony Reese) - tell jokes about rock 'n' roll music, long sideburns, etc.
    Also appearing:
    --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).
    --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."

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

    Broadcast from the Henry & Edsel Ford Memorial Auditorium in Detroit.
    Music:
    --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.
    Comedy:
    --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."

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  • October 7, 1956
    October 7, 1956
    Episode 3
    10/7/56
    0.0

    Music:
    --Eartha Kitt (actress-singer) - "I Love Him" and "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
    --Kate Smith sings "Just One Of Those Things " "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "(What Can I Say, Dear) After I Say I'm Sorry?"
    Comedy:
    --Joe E. Lewis - comedy monologue.
    --Paul Ashley Puppets - puppets include a likeness of Judy Garland and two 'Jackie Gleason Show' characters.
    Also appearing:
    --Richardi (magician/illusionist) - act includes a levitation trick.
    --Royal Danish Ballet (a.k.a. His Majesty King Frederick IX's Royal Danish Ballet) - perform the tarantella from "Napoli."
    --Enos Slaughter of the New York Yankees is interviewed by Ed. (Earlier on this day, The Yankees played against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 4 of the 1956 World Series.)

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  • September 30, 1956
    September 30, 1956
    Episode 2
    9/30/56
    9.7

    Comedy:
    --Lucy & Desi sketch: Lucy mistakenly believes that she and Desi will be appearing on Edward R. Murrow's "Person to Person" TV show. This 10-minute sketch also features appearances by Vivian Vance and William Frawley.
    --Joyce Grenfell (British comedienne) - performs two monologues: a nursery school bit and commentary on cocktail parties.
    Music:
    --Gisele MacKenzie sings "It's Delightful To Be Married" and "Canadian Sunset."
    --Stockholm Gosskore Glee Club (Swedish boys choir) - "Goethe Waltz" and "Swedish Marching Song."
    Baseball tribute:
    (On the even of the World Series, New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, beginning Oct. 3)
    --Yogi Berra (of the New York Yankees) is interviewed by Ed.
    --Sal Maglie (Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher) also is interviewed.
    --Milwaukee Braves team members Hank Aaron and Frank Torre make cameo appearances.
    Also appearing:
    --Lilly Yokoi (bicycle acrobat) - performs balancing stunts.
    --Benson Ford, of the Ford (Motor Company) family, promotes United Charity work.
    --On film: President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives a speech encouraging charity work.
    --Audience bow: Dr. Albert Jorgensen (University of Connecticut president).

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  • September 23, 1956
    September 23, 1956
    Episode 1
    9/23/56
    0.0

    Music:
    --Edith Piaf (French chanteuse) sings "Poor People Of Paris" and "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots."
    --Vaughn Monroe (baritone singer) - "In The Middle Of The House."
    --Helen Traubel (dramatic soprano opera singer) - medley of Sigmund Romberg songs including "Stout Hearted Men."
    Broadway:
    --Edward G. Robinson & cast present a 12-minute sequence from Paddy Chayefsky's Broadway drama "Middle of the Night."
    Gena Rowlands, the play's female lead, introduces the scene. (Other co-stars, Patricia Benoit, Nancy R. Pollack and Martin Balsam, were scheduled to appear with Robinson).
    --Joshua Logan, who produced and directed "Middle of the Night" on Broadway, makes a cameo appearance.
    Comedy:
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne)
    --Will Jordan (impressionist) - does his Ed Sullivan impression during a Lincoln-Mercury commercial.
    Also appearing:
    --Tom Zachary (retired major league baseball pitcher) - recalls the 1927 game when he pitched against Babe Ruth for Babe's record-setting 60th home run.
    --Janos and Bogyo (acrobats)
    --"Toby" (a German dog act)

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