The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 52

September 16, 1956: The Four Aces, Marion Marlowe, Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinatti Redlegs

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1956 on CBS
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September 16, 1956: The Four Aces, Marion Marlowe, Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinatti Redlegs
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Music:
--The Four Aces (vocal quartet) - "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)."
--Marion Marlowe sings a medley of songs from "The King & I" ("Hello, Young Lovers," "Getting to Know You" and "I Have Dreamed").
--The Fujiwara Opera Co. (Japanese opera group) perform "Three Little Maids" (from "Madame Butterfly"), "Below" and "One Fine Day."
Comedy:
--Richard Hearne (British comedian, aka "Mr. Pastry") - plays a salesman in a sketch set in a drapery shop.
--The Goofers (comedy instrumental group) -"Pogo Stick."
World Series segment:
--Ed introduces sports announcers Vin Scully, Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, George Bryson and Mark Scott.
--Vin Scully introduces individual members of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
--Earl Gillespie introduces the Milwaukee Braves.
--George Bryson introduces members of the Cincinnati Redlegs (name was changed from "Reds" to "Redlegs" during '50's Red scare).
(All three baseball teams were contenders for the World Series.)
Also appearing:
--Carmen Basilio, the newly crowned welterweight champion, discusses his Sept. 12th fight with Johnny Saxton.
--Willie Hartack (jockey) is interviewed.
--Harvest Moon Ball dancers - winners from various categories.
--Cameo: Lou Perini (Milwaukee Braves owner).
--On film: Footage of a Japanese baseball game.
--On film: A clip from the movie "The Best Things in Life Are Free," which stars Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Sheree North and, as himself, Ed Sullivan.

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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)

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Himself, on film

Guest Star

Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey

Himself, on film

Guest Star

Sheree North

Sheree North

Herself, on film

Guest Star

Richard Hearne

Richard Hearne

Mr. Pastry

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Marion Marlowe

Marion Marlowe

Herself

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