The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 12 Episode 1

September 20, 1959: 12th Season Premiere (special 90-minute episode)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1959 on CBS
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September 20, 1959: 12th Season Premiere (special 90-minute episode)
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Special 90-minute episode (live from New York & Chicago, with a taped sequence from Las Vegas).
Guests include:
--Jose Ferrer (actor) - makes a cameo dressed as a cowboy, riding a horse and speaking in Shakespearean English.
--Rosemary Clooney - "I Wish I Were In Love Again" and "For You"
--Louis Armstrong - "When the Saints Go Marching In" (from the Stardust in Las Vegas)
--Audience bows: Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox), Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart
--Eileen Farrell (opera singer) - "Un Bel Di"
--Alan King (comedian)

Please see "Recap" for more details.

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Who was the Episode MVP ?

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)

Eileen Farrell

Eileen Farrell

Herself

Guest Star

José Ferrer

José Ferrer

Himself

Guest Star

Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle

Herself, audience bow

Guest Star

Alan King

Alan King

Himself

Recurring Role

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney

Herself

Recurring Role

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Himself

Recurring Role

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