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

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    Helen Traubel

    Helen Traubel

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    Vaughn Monroe

    Vaughn Monroe

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Edith Piaf

    Edith Piaf

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    Jean Carroll

    Jean Carroll

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