The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 49

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

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 01, 1957 on CBS
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September 1, 1957: The Del Vikings, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Nipsey Russell
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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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Joe Di Maggio

Joe Di Maggio

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Willie Mays

Willie Mays

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The Del Vikings

The Del Vikings

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Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle

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Recurring Role

Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell

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Recurring Role

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Richiardi

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