The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 1

September 14, 1958: Tommy Edwards, Mickey Rooney, Domenico Modugno, "West Side Story" Broadway cast

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 14, 1958 on CBS
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September 14, 1958: Tommy Edwards, Mickey Rooney, Domenico Modugno, "West Side Story" Broadway cast
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Music:
--Tommy Edwards sings "It's All In the Game."
--Domenico Modugno (Italian vocalist) sings "Volare" (a.k.a. "Nel blu dipinto di blu)," "The Coffee Song" and "Drunken Donkey."
--Jaye P. Morgan and the Morgan Brothers - "Star Dust."
--Jacquelyn McKeever (from the Broadway musical-comedy "Oh Captain!") sings "I Feel Pretty" (song from "West Side Story").
Broadway:
--The Broadway company of "West Side Story," with Hank Brunjes (as Riff), perform "Cool" (sequence choreographed by Jerome Robbins).
Comedy:
--Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman - appear together in a "Candid Camera" parody. (Following the routine, Mickey Rooney talks to Ed about his latest films "Andy Hardy Comes Home" and "The Last Mile.")
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian) - does a monologue about his drinking, TV quiz show, TV Westerns, and sings his own version of "Volare."
--Pinky and Perky (a puppet act from Prague) - three mice do a speed up version of "Volare," frog puppet with sax mimes to "Tequila," and two pig puppets sing a Spanish song.
Also appearing:
--The Marilicks (correct spelling?) - plate juggling & spinning act
--Audience bows: Jerome Robbins (choreographer); Stewart Granger and I.S. Johar (actors, from the movie "Harry Black and the Tigers"); Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (WWII hero, leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron").
--On stage intro: Major Johnson (commander of Grenadier Band, The Scotguard Pipers)

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Host

Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Joey Forman

Joey Forman

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Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards

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Jacquelyn McKeever

Jacquelyn McKeever

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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

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Joe E. Lewis

Joe E. Lewis

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Pinky and Perky

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