The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 8 Episode 51

September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley (1st appearance), Charles Laughton (guest host), Dorothy Sarnoff

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 1956 on CBS
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September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley (1st appearance), Charles Laughton (guest host), Dorothy Sarnoff
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--Charles Laughton (guest host) - reads limericks, poems & does stand-up comedy routine titled "Little Girl And Wolf" (about the sadistic side of Little Red Riding Hood).
Music:
--Elvis Presley (in a remote from Hollywood) - "Don't be Cruel" and "Love Me Tender" (both songs with backing vocals by The Jordanaires).
--Elvis Presley (later in show, from Hollywood) - "Ready Teddy" and "Hound Dog."
--Dorothy Sarnoff sings "Something Wonderful" (in a scene from the "King And I").
--Amru Sani (female singer from India wearing traditional Indian clothes) - "I'm In The Mood For Love" and "My Bolero."
Comedy:
--The Vagabonds (novelty quartet) - "The Queens Ruler," "I Wonder" & "How You Gonna Keep Em' Down on the Farm," followed by comedy routine.
Also appearing:
--Conn and Mann (duo tap dances to "Tea For Two")
--The Amin Brothers (acrobats)

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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)

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

Himself, guest host

Guest Star

Dorothy Sarnoff

Dorothy Sarnoff

Herself

Guest Star

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Himself

Recurring Role

Amru Sani

Amru Sani

Herself

Recurring Role

The Vagabonds

The Vagabonds

Themselves

Recurring Role

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