The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 9 Episode 1

September 23, 1956

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 1956 on CBS
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September 23, 1956
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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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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)

Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Guest

Guest Star

Helen Traubel

Helen Traubel

Herself

Guest Star

Vaughn Monroe

Vaughn Monroe

Himself

Guest Star

Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf

Herself

Recurring Role

Jean Carroll

Jean Carroll

Herself

Recurring Role

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