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--The Ritz Brothers pretend to rough up Ed Sullivan, who is rescued by George Raft.
--George Raft (movie actor & dancer) dances to "Sweet Georgia Brown."
--Alan Dale sings "Darktown Strutter's Ball" and "All The Things You Are."
--The Harmonicats perform "Isn't It Romantic?" "Peg O' My Heart," and "Harmonica Boogie."
--Buddy Lester (comedian) - does sings "Oh How I Miss You Tonight" and "Old Man River" in an English music hall routine.
--Miguel Herrero and Carmen Vasquez (male & female Spanish dancers) - dance routine accompanied by guitarist.
--Minda Lang (singer-whistler) - "Melody of Strings" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
--Jack Mahon (unicyclist) - balancing routine.
--Audience bows: William Boyd ("Hopalong Cassidy" actor); Grace Bradley (dancer-actress); Air Force football team members.
--Annabelle Hill (actress, from Broadway's "Kiss Me, Kate") sings "Golden Earrings" and "You're Breaking My Heart."
--Three Spanish Flamenco dancers (probably Jose Toledano, Julio Toledo, Fernando Vargas) dance to "Tanguilla" and do a Spanish 'Challenge Dance.'
--Frank Coler (xylophonist) plays "Lady of Spain" and "Spanish Eyes."
--Jack Williams - tap dance routine includes a comedic "History of Tap" tribute.
--The Tattlers sing and dance "The Hucklebuck" and "The Old Soft Shoe."
--The Catron Brothers (tap dancers) - dance and comedy routine.
--Gene Baylos - does a stand-up comedy routine (approx. 9-minute segment).
--Cameos: New York City police heroes, patrolmen Mamorella and Raymond Connelly.
--On-stage cameos: Con McCreary, appears with other jockeys to promote their softball team for charity.
--Finale: Entire cast participates in a "Hillbilly Party" production number.
--Harold Lang - "Gotta Dance" (song and dance number from the Broadway musical "Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!").
--Toni Arden sings "Temptation" and "You're Breaking My Heart."
--Frank Cooke plays "12th St. Rag" on guitar & harmonica.
--Carmen Vasquez (Spanish castanet dancer) performs "A Night In Spain."
--Sunny Skylar (composer) sings a medley of his songs: "Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina," "Amor," "Besame Mucho,""Waiting For The Train to Come," "Love Is so Terrific (Ouch! Terrific Thing)," "Make Her Mine" (possibly "Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue") and "You're Breaking My Heart."
--Billy Vine (stand-up comedian)
--The Rigoletto Brothers (acrobats) - appear in two segments: (1) A sleight of hand w/champagne glass and juggling; (2) boxing match routine.
--Amy Sisters - Two sisters march on their knees to a medley of Phillip Sousa marches (including "The Stars and Stripes Forever").
--Sister Elizabeth Kenny (Australian nurse) is presented with a check from kids who collected money for polio treatment & research.
--Valerie Harvey receives money for charity.
--Maj. C. Adams and veterans from Valley Forge Hospital talk about the Veterans Association.
--Audience bows: Jack Addy; Buddy Lester
--Billy Vines and cast perform "No Business Like Show Business" and "Amour" in a segment set in a casting office.
--Bill Tabbert sings "Someday" and "All The Things You Are."
--Billy Vine (comedian) - plays an intoxicated man in a sketch set at a wedding reception.
--Garland Wilson performs "Big Wide Wonderful World."
--Thelma Carpenter sings "Something I Dreamed Last Night."
--Maria Gambarelli (dancer) - Asian-themed ballet and Snowflake dance.
--Lenny and Margie Ross (punching bag act) - punch bags while the orchestra plays "Stars and Stripes Forever."
--Lee Marks (juggler) - juggler various objects while orchestra plays "Oklahoma."
--Cameos: Jack La Rue (actor); Frank Stranahan (golfer); Nelson Case; Ed Tuey; and Billy Vine's father.
--Audience bow: Ed Tuey (spelling?) - gained notoriety after fighting 12 Russians in bar after being insulted.
--Finale: Thelma Carpenter sings a reprise of "Big Wide Wonderful World." Bill Tabbert sings a reprise of "Someday."
--Hazel Scott sings "The Gypsy In My Soul," "The Warsaw Concerto" and "How High The Moon?"
--Sonny Tufts (movie actor) does a routine with Ed and Ray Bloch.
--George DeWitt - does impressions of various singers performing "Ghost Riders in The Sky" and demonstrates the different ways people smoke cigarettes.
--Hamilton Dancers (2 men and 1 woman) - perform a South American jazz dance.
--Joe Laurel (dancer wearing high hat and spats)
--Grace Drysdale (puppeteer) - woman puppet dances to "Glow Worm," followed by male and female puppets singing "It's DeLovely."
--General DelKelly talks with Ed.
--Cameos/Audience bows: Buddy Rogers (musician), Barbara Whiting (singer), Elizabeth Sullivan (Ed's daughter), and Sam McCready (golfer).
--Cast performs "The Hucklebuck," "Blue Skies" and other songs.
--Eddie and Margo Albert (guest hosts) sing "Little Fish in A Big Pond."
--Teresa Brewer sings "How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies" and "Old Man Mose."
--Ted Steele performs "Home Town Blues."
--Paul & Paulette Trio (acrobatic team) - perform trampoline tricks, and are joined by Eddie Albert.
--Roseanne - does a Spanish dance with cartwheels and flips.
--Nelly Arno & Brothers - perform a medley using various instruments.
--George Connolly (comedian) - stand-up routine topics include youth, gangster films, and detectives.
--Audience bow: General Edwin A. Pollock, USMC.
--Audience bows: Nancy Elverton (Sweetheart of 1st Marine Division); Neal Houslet (Winner of $50,000 Nassau Harness Race. His horse, not appearing on this show, was Grattan McKIyo).
--Finale: Eddie Albert sings "Granada" and is joined by wife Margo for a dance.
--Edward Everett Horton (stage & screen comedian)
--Ginny Powell sings "New Shade of Blue" and "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
--Dusty Fletcher (Vaudeville comedian) - performs his 1947 hit record "Open the Door, Richard."
--Dick Drake (musician & comedian) - plays "Bright Shines The Moon" and "12th Street Rag" on mandolin.
--Dave Powell (Vaudeville musician) - does a Flamingo dance with scissors, then drums on a chair and the floor to the music of "Mambo" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
--Tommy Hanlon Jr. (comedian) - routine includes farmer jokes, singing "If You Were The Only Girl in The World," and performing a magic trick.
--The Marino Sisters (dance trio) - do an acrobatic dance routine.
--The Colstons (dancers) - do a comic dance to "My Blue Heaven."
--Cameo/Audience bow: Gary Joyce (patrolman, NYC hero).
--Cameos: tennis players Beverly Baker, Eric Sturges, and a Romanian champ.
--All guests join in on reprises of "Open The Door Richard" and "Devil and The Deep Blue Sea."
--Buddy Rogers (guest host) performs a duet with Milt Krauss.
--Sonny Howard (song impressionist) - sings "When You're Smiling," "Chi Chi," "For Every Man There's A Woman," "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," "The Wildest Girl In Town" and "Bluebird of Happiness" in the of other singers.
--Eugene Baer sings "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" and "Enjoy Yourself."
--The Matusek Academy Accordion Aces Band (17 piece band, from the Chicago area, comprised of teenage boys and girls).
--Bourbon & Bain (dance team of Arthur Bourbon and Lydia Baine) - routine includes ballroom dance & soft shoe.
--Roy Benson (magician) - performs tricks with cue ball and cigarettes.
--Duke Alden & Puppets - Madame Fifi & Ostrich puppets dance and sing.
--Cameos: War Veterans from St. Albans Hospital.
--Cameo: Jimmy Dunne
--Finale: Buddy Rogers plays various instruments in a performance with the orchestra.
--Cab Calloway sings a song about Jackie Robinson (with Robinson and Stan Musial).
--Cab Calloway sings "I've Got The World on a String" and "The Hucklebuck."
--Cab Calloway sings "Calloway Boogie" (as part of the show's finale).
--Anne Russel (singer-comedienne) - does impressions of different types of singers.
--Ted Lester (novelty musician) - plays various musical instruments (flute, harmonica, xylophone, violin, ukulele, trombone, saxophone and an accordion) in a song medley.
--Jackie Robinson & Stan Musial, on stage with Ed, give baseball tips.
--Burns & his Feathered Friends (trained parakeet act).
--Manuel and Marita Viera (trained animal act with rhesus monkeys "Professor" Tippy and Cobina).
--Larchmont Children - children who put on show for charity.
--Cameo: Buddy Rogers (next week's guest host) talks with Ed.
--The Toastettes (series regulars) open and close the show with a "TV as Babysitter" themed production number.
--Joan Merrill (actress) sings "Summertime," "How Did He Look?" and "Everywhere I Go."
--Bill Tabbert (Broadway actor) sings "Younger Than Springtime" (from "South Pacific") and "Make Believe."
--Illinois Jacquet (saxophone player) performs "Flying Home" and "Blues, Part Two."
--Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo, and Erv Palica (of The Brooklyn Dodgers) sing "The Brooklyn Dodgers' Stomp."
--Jay Jason - routine includes Army humor, and singing "Inka Dinka Doo" (imitating Jimmy Durante), "Ghost Riders In the Sky" and "On The Road To Mandalay."
--The Rimmer Sisters (dance team) - do a tap dance routine.
--The Noble Trio (acrobats) - 2 men and a woman on parallel bars.
--Audience bows: 42nd Rainbow Division Veterans.
--Audience bow: Bobby Riggs (tennis pro).
--Tony Lavelli (basketball star) - plays the accordion.
--Toni Harper (twelve-year-old) sings "Candy Store Blues" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
--Louise Howard (night club entertainer) does vocal impressions while singing "Baa Baa Black Sheep."
--Wally Dean (comedian) - does a "magician in training" routine.
--The Mercer Brothers (dance team) - act incorporating various dancing .
--The Woodson Sisters (Vaudeville dance duo)
--The Roulettes (roller-skating trio)
--Audience bows: Bill Harrington (singer) and Monty Kennedy (New York Giants pitcher).
--"A Salute to 1929" production number featuring the entire cast.
--Sarah Vaughan sings "Sunday Dream" & "Bianca."
--Elaine Street (does Street Vendor routine & sings parodies).
--Ken Carr (Ken Card?) (comedian) routine includes playing "12th Street Rag" on banjo.
--Virginia Lee (comic acrobatics).
--Businessmen of Rhythm (three-man tap team) - perform to "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
--Christine & Moll (male & female tap dance team).
--Harold & Lola - "The Cobra Dance" ballet.
--Audience bows: Richard Nay, Ethel Smith.
--Finale: Carmen Cavallaro & Ray Bloch joins Ethel Smith on stage; The Toastettes dance to "Hi Neighbor."
First Anniversary Show with scheduled guests:
--Juanita Hall (singer & actress, from Broadway's "South Pacific")
--Pat Henning - stand-up routine topics: Tobacco Road, hair, impressions, etc.
--Sam Levenson (comedian) - stand up routine with family jokes.
--John Blair sings "A Song Lives With My Heart" (correct song title?)
--Toni Harper (11-year-old singer) - "The Muffin Man" and "Three Blind Mice."
--Mary Lou McCue (winner of 1949's Jenny Lynn contest) sings "Coming Through The Rhine."
--Los Montez De Ocha (man and woman trampoline act)
--Finale: The Toastettes & guests - "Sunday in The park" themed production with Tina Harper singing "'Rock-a-bye Baby."
Scheduled guests: --Harold Lloyd (silent-film comedian) --Vincent Richards
--Kitty Kallen sings "Manhattan" and "If It Weren't For The Irish."
--The Palmer Squares (Princeton University Quartet) sing "Down in Jungle Town" and "Going Back to Nassau Hall."
--Zero Mostel (comedian) - does bird whistles, then impersonates Jimmy Durante.
--Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian) - demonstrates voice projection with Frank Albertson, Nelson Case, Babe Didrikson and Don DeFore.
--Johnny Mack (tap dancer) - dances with his "magic cane."
--Artini & Consuelo (ballroom dance duo) - perform the Samba and other dances.
--Golf demonstration with Babe Didrikson Zaharias (golf pro) and Lou Costello (Westchester Country Club golf pro - NOT the comedian of 'Abbott and Costello' fame).
--Don Desio (7-year-old golfer & star of the CYO Golf Tournament).
--Audience bows: John Howard, Don Defore, and Frankie Albertson.
--Audience bow: Annie Robono (spelling?)(French nurse)
--Audience bow: Mrs. Hubert Good (American Legion Woman's Auxiliary)
--The Palmer Squares (sing "She's More To Be Pitied Than Censured"), The Toastettes (tap dance), Zero Mostel (comic dancing), Johnny Mack (dancing), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (golf swing), Kitty Kalen (sings "And the Band Played On"), and a dance by Artini & Consuelo.
--Jane Kean sings "Curtain Time" and "Best Time of Day" (song from Broadway's "Along Fifth Avenue").
--Bill Nervis & Vatstarts (spelling?) perform "Don't Break It Down" and "Some Folks Have Got It."
--Al Kelly comes up from audience and does a ticket scalping routine with Ed.
--Paul Winchell (ventriloquist with puppet Jerry Mahoney)
--Walter Long (tap dancer)
--Leo McCary (director)
--Craig Wood and Claude Harmon (golf pros) - give a golf lesson. Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney join in.
--Ladd Lyon (acrobat) - balances on bottles.
--Audience bows: Arthur Treacher (actor), Nella Webb (actress & astrologer), Robert Villamare (spelling?) (boxer), Todd Andrews (actor), Lawrence Tibbit (opera singer) and New York Police detectives O'Connor and and Toll.
--Paul Winchell, Toastettes, Nervis & Vatstarts - "Paper Doll" and "It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World" production numbers.
--Sigmund Romberg (Broadway composer) performs "Auf Wiedersehen" and "American Humoresque" on piano.
--Jarmila Novotna (Metropolitan opera soprano) sings "Sweethearts" (from "Maytime") and "When I Grow too Old to Dream."
--Al Bernie (comedian) - does a comedy monologue and sings "Mention My Name."
--Buddy Briggs (tap dancer)
--Bobby Winter (juggler) - does various tricks including juggling an umbrella.
--Ray Hammond's Birds - act with Cockatoos and a 92-year-old Ruffin.
--Frank Stranahan (golfer) - seated in audience, is invited by Ed on stage to demonstrate his golf swing.
--Audience bows: Fay Bainter (actress), Vincent Lopez (bandleader and radio personality), and Charley Fusari (boxer).
--Audience bows: John W. Meagher (WWII veteran of 77th Division and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient) and Warrant Officer Fisher (also of the 77th Division).
--Audience bows: Rocky Graziano (boxer), Ruth Donnelly (stage and film actress).
--Charles Laughton (actor) - does a dramatic reading of 'Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego' from the Bible book of "Daniel."
--Nellie Lutcher (singer-pianist) - "My Mother's Eyes" and "A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird."
--Jobie Reynolds (Queen of the Maryland National Auto Show) sings "Stars Fell On Alabama."
--Norman Evans (British comedian with puppet) - Panda Bear puppet plays "Three Blind Mice" and "Pop Goes The Weasel" on trumpet.
--Henny Nadell (comedian) - Army humor, routine about the Army draft board.
--Steve Condos tap dances to "Strike Up The Band" and "Lover When You're Near Me."
--Johnny Dundee (former featherweight boxing champion) - tap dances with Toastettes, and plays trumpet to "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
--Audience bows: Margaret Whiting (singer); Bernarr Macfadden (newspaper publisher); Arleen Whelan (actress); Johnny Dundee (boxer); and Charles Collins (father of quadruplets born May 5, 1949).
--Juanita Hall (from Broadway's "South Pacific") sings "Bali Ha'i."
--Billy Eckstine sings "Desert Caravan" and "Bewildered."
--Norman Evans (British comic) - teatime and dentist office sketch.
--Al Schacht (comedian & former Major League pitcher) - imitates different types of baseball players.
--Ian Hunter and Adrianne Allen (actors) perform a scene from their Broadway drama "Edward, My Son."
--Jill Doria (teenage tap dancer)
--Rollie and Bonnie Pickert (tap dancers) - man and woman tap duet.
--Audience bows: Steven Holling (policeman from Hastings); Nancy Kelly (Broadway & movie actress); Willie Goggin (golf pro); Ben Roman (golf pro); Sidney Franklin (American bullfighter); and John Beckman (retired professional basketball player).
Scheduled guests: --Joey Adams (comedian) --Pat Rooney --Yvonne Adair (Broadway actress)
Scheduled guests: --Jack Leonard --Gali Gali (magician) --The Notre Dame Singers
--Patricia Morrison sings "Wunderbar" from "Kiss Me Kate."
--Brother Bones (whistling musician) performs "Sweet Georgia Brown."
--The Jaywalkers (comedy trio)
--Ray and Nardo (comedy team of Frank Ray and Don Nardo)
--Gali Gali (Indian magician) - is assisted by actors Edward Everett Horton and Josh Shelley.
--The Marvellos (comic magicians)
--Purcell & Ray (dance team)
--Cameos: Max Cohen and Harry Brandt (theater owners) and Jack Entratter (Copacabana manager) present checks for the Heart Fund.
--The cast sings "Sweet Georgia Brown" followed by a reprise of "Wunderbar."
--Kirk Douglas (actor) - appears in audience, then comes on stage to talk with Ed.
--Emmett Kelly (circus clown) - talks to Ed about the circus.
--Ronny Graham (night-club comedian, songwriter) - talks to audience while playing a medley of his songs on piano.
--Piero Brothers (acrobats) - two brothers juggle hoops, pins, and sticks.
--Cameos/Audience bows: Gen. Red Mike Edson (war hero); Virginia Fields (actress)
--Kitty Kallen sings "Blue Skies," which goes directly into the finale production number with the Toastettes and other cast members.
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--John Carradine (actor)
--The Costello Twins
--The Nat King Cole Trio perform "Little Girl," "Portrait of Jenny" and "Dawn in Mexico."
--Hal LeRoy (Broadway tap dancer) dances to "Tea For Two" and "I'll Get By."
--The Five DeMarco Sisters sing "Smile, Smile, Smile" and "Pretty Baby."
--The Nat King Cole Trio perform "Make Believe."
--The Nat King Cole Trio are joined by Hal LeRoy and the DeMarco Sisters on "I Think You're Wonderful."
--Larry Storch imitates Gary Cooper, parodies dances teams, and does a routine about a British officer in the desert.
--Fred Berry and Susan Berry (dance duo) - do a waltz to "Lullaby."
--Paul Gerrits (roller skater) - performs back flips on roller skates while juggling and telling jokes.
--Cameo/Audience bows: Marilyn Maxwell (actress); Sammy Atkins (NYC bar & grill owner known as the "5 Cents Beer guy"); Horace McMann (actor); Paul Muni (actor).
--Connie Haines sings "Take A Chance On Me" and "Stormy Weather."
--Paul Breckinridge and the Kingdom Choir sing "Rock My Soul" and "Old Man River."
--Roll and Tap (tap dancers) - dance and sing "Wake Em Up."
--Calgary Brothers ("knockabout" comics) - two men do a drunken pantomime bit and sing "In The Shadows" and "Let Me Sing To You."
--Dak Chung Troupe (acrobatic act with dancing and juggling).
--Bobby Baxter (comic magician) - tricks include pouring milk into hat.
--Audience bows: Lloyd Nolan (actor); Audie Murphy (WWII hero & actor); William P. O'Brien (New York City Police Commissioner); Jimmy Ritz; Lucky Millinder (bandleader); Lee Savold (boxer).
--Anne Jeffreys sings "Lovelier Than I Dreamed You Could Be" and "Lover."
--Buddy Baer sings comic versions of "Buttons and Bows," "It's Magic" and "California Here I Come."
--Ralph Hart plays "Irish Washer Woman" on accordion (in a production number with the Toastettes).
--Humphrey Bogart, sitting in the audience, banters with Ralph Hart and Ed.
--Al Kelly plays a telephone repairman in a skit with Ed Sullivan and Buddy Baer.
--Woody Herman (bandleader, with his 7-man jazz band) - perform a Be-Bop number.
--The Rudells (acrobats performing on trampoline).
--Moke and Poke (Vaudeville comedy dancers) - sing "Breakin' in A New Pair of Shoes" while tap dancing and doing the jitterbug.
--Cameos/Audience bows: Elliot Lawrence, Robert Sterling (actor), Cameron Mitchell (actor)
--Cameo: Bill Odom (pilot) comes on stage to talk with Ed
--Audience bow: Milton Reynolds (pilot)
--Charles Laughton (actor) recites the Soliloquy from "Henry V."
--Frank Fontaine (comedian) - Captain Bly (Laughton) impression and sings "Home On The Range."
--The DeCastro Sisters (singers & percussion musicians) - perform "The Maharajah of Magador."
--Jack Powell (musician) plays "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on drums and other, more unusual, instruments.
--Aida Lynn sings "Be A Clown" with comic antics.
--Audience bow: Nina Foch (actress); Bert Shepard (left-handed pitcher); Carl Whitmore; Mary Basilone (sister of war hero John Basilone); Alan Carney (comedian); and Dolly Starr (umpire).
--Larry Storch (comedian) - does a Cary Grant impression and plays a Frenchman in a British Colonial army skit.
--Patricia Wymour (sings & tap dances) - "No Time for Love" from the Broadway musical "All For Love."
--Patricia Morison sings "So In Love With You Am I" & "Wunderbar" (both songs from her Broadway musical "Kiss Me Kate").
--Miguelito Valdez (singer & conga drum player) - performs "Babaloo" and "El Cumbanchero."
--Cynthia Raglin (9-year-old Broadway singer) - sings "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
--Don Cummings (entertainer-comedian) - stand-up routine topics include jokes about cigarettes and drinking.
--Fred Marc & Ernest Schon (violinist & pianist).
--Audience bow: Fruchio Burko (9-year-old symphony conductor).
--Ruby Hill sings "(I Had Myself a) True Love" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" (songs from her 1946 Broadway musical 'St. Louis Woman').
--Donald Richards sings "Old Devil Moon" (song from 'Finian's Rainbow') and "Manhattan Towers" with back up girls.
--Faye Emerson (actress) & Jim O'Neil - do a traffic court comedy sketch.
--Patricia Bright (comedienne & nightclub entertainer) - song and comedy routine, sings "That Certain Party."
--Son & Sonny (tap dancers) - dance and sing "Come On and Do It."
--Manuel and Marita Viera (animal act with trained rhesus monkeys Tippy and Cobina).
--Audience bows: George Raft (actor), Janet Blair (actress), Lou Brown (actor), Jack La Rue (actor), Lt. Maurice Kelly (policeman from New Rochelle who helped capture jewel thief Gerard Dennis), Danny Kaye (movie comedian), and Elliot Roosevelt (son of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt).
--Rudy Vallee sings "The Whiffenpoof Song," "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay," "Another Girl Like You" (possibly "If I Had a Girl Like You"), "Ragtime Gal" "Bamboo Tree" and "Tell Me Pretty Maiden."
--Roger Price (comedian & comedy writer) - routine includes graphics and drawings.
--The Wesson Brothers (nightclub and radio comedians, mimics) - do celebrity impressions and sing "Birth of The Blues."
--The Mayo Brothers (tap dancing duo).
--The Amann Sisters (correct name?) - three young sisters play accordion to a Swiss song and sing a yodeling milking tune.
--Elsa & Waldo (comedy dance team) - pair dances and performs on a trapeze.
--Audience bow: Abe Attell (boxer); Sid Gordon (of the New York Giants); and Sen. Herbert O'Conor (Senator from Maryland, former governor).
Music - 218 Years of Tin Pan Alley segment:
--William J. McKenna (songwriter) - "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?"
--W.C. Handy (songwriter) performs "St. Louis Blues."
--Harry Armstrong (songwriter) sings "Sweet Adeline."
--Cameo: Rudy Vallee (appears backstage)
--Jackie Gleason (comedian) - monologue includes a dramatic movie scene.
--Pat Henning (comedian) - stand up routine with celebrity imitations.
--Luise Rainer (actress) talks about her career, then performs a scene from her 1935 film "Escapade."
--Marybeth Olds (dancer-contortionist) - acrobatic novelty act.
--Viola Essen and John "Johnny" Coy (dancers, from Broadway's "Along Fifth Avenue") - tap dance vs. ballet challenge dance.
--The Toastettes (a.k.a. The June Taylor Girls) - open the show with a dance number.
--Tony Martin sings "Begin The Beguine" and "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee."
--Carol Bruce sings "The Best Time of Day" (from her Broadway musical 'Along Fifth Avenue') and "My Bill."
--Bill Graves and Sons - "Little Sue" song and dance number, and tap dances with two kids.
--Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian) - throws his voice in a routine with with Kid Gavilan, Bonita Granville, and Buddy Baer.
--Jean Carroll (comedian) - topics include gambling.
--Audience bows: K.D. Gavalan (probably boxer Kid Gavilán); Harvey Stone; Cyd Charisse (dancer); Brig General Ralph G. Devoe (director of Kingsbridge Rd. Veterans Hospital in The Bronx); Irving Geist; Buddy Baer (boxer); and Bonita Granville (actress).
--Jule Stein (composer) and Sammy Cahn (lyricist) - Sammy sings while Jule plays a medley of hits: "I'll Walk Alone," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "It's Magic" and "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?"
--Byron Palmer & Doretta Morrow sing "My Darling, My Darling" (from their Broadway musical "Where's Charlie").
--Gloria Hamilton, Antoinette Guhlke, Gene Nelson, Bob Dixon, and William Eythe (from Broadway's "Lend An Ear") - "When Someone You Love, Loves You" production number.
--Dean Murphy (stand-up comedian) - does Hildegard impressions.
--Al Kelly (comedian, in character as Finster O'Finster) - Refugee Weatherman routine.
--Manuel and Marita Viera (trained animal act with rhesus monkeys Tippy and Cobina).
--The Holloway Sisters (two dancers) - tap dance with umbrellas.
--Audience bows: Lt. General Robert Richardson (WWII commander of the U.S. Army, Pacific/Hawaiian Department); Lon McCallister (actor); Skitch Henderson (musician/bandleader); Forrest Tucker (actor).
--Cameo: "Lend An Ear" producer, probably William Eythe.
--Rudy Valee sings "Buttons and Bows," "Where To?" (The Taxi Driver song) and "Tavern on the Town."
--Nanette Fabray sings "Mr. Right."
--Wally Boag (comedian) - does a balloon act and jitterbugs to "Happy Days are Here Again."
--Jean Carroll (comedian) - "domestic humor" stand-up act, topics include Florida and shopping.
--Pat C. Flick - heckles Ed Sullivan.
--Bob Evans (ventriloquist) - appears twice during show: (1) dummy Jerry O'Leary sings "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." (2) A ventriloquist duel with Rudy Vallee, who brings out his own dummy, "Sally Anne."
--Luise Rainer (actress) - reprises her role as "Anna Held" in a reenactment of the telephone scene from the 1936 film "The Great Ziegfeld."
--Harvey Stone (comedian)
--Georgie Kaye (comedian)
--Frank Fontaine - does a comedy bit about a sweepstakes winner.
--Patricia Bright & Frank Fontaine - impersonate various movie stars in a comedy bit.
--The Ravens (rhythm & blues quartet) - "My Sugar is So Refined."
--Rudy Vallee - sings "Alouette" (audience sing-a-long) and sings a medley of "Deep Night," "Kitty from Kansas City," "Main Stein Song," "I'm Just a Vagabond Lover," "If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)" and "Betty Co-Ed."
--Irv Harmon (comedian) - phone booth routine.
--Pat C. Flick (comedian, sitting in audience) - heckles Ed then hassles lady sitting next to him.
--Bobby Whaling and Yvette (comedic bicycle act).
--Betty Jane Smith (Copa Cabana dancer) - performs a tap dance routine.
--Audience bows: George M. Cohan Jr. (son of George M. Cohan); Johnny Farrell (former US Open Golf champion); Jersey Woe Wolcott (heavy weight champion); Arthur Murray; Sydney Blackburn (actor).
--Connee Boswell (vocalist)
--Hazel Scott (vocalist & pianist)
--The Harmonicaires (musical trio)
--Harvey Stone (comedian) - routine about his Army days.
--Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham
--Mary Norman (listed as an "aero" dancer)(formerly of the dance team Ray and Mary Norman?)
Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
--Charles Laughton (actor) does a dramatic reading of the 'Old Testament' story of Noah and the Ark.
--John Garfield (actor) talks about his new movie "Force of Evil," and reads a child's letter to Santa Claus.
--Dorothy Sarnoff sings "Lover" and/or "Magdalena" production number.
--Dorothy Sarnoff, accompanied by eight back-up singers, sings "Ava Maria."
--McCarthy & Farrell (comedy team) - radio D.J. routine and lip-synch to records.
--Mage & Karr (tap dancers) - "Terpsichorean Rhythm" ("Tap City in Rhythm") routine.
--Pat C. Flick (comedian) - tells jokes about Hollywood and Ed Sullivan.
--Frank Fontaine (comedian) - topics include taxi drivers, "Amos 'n' Andy," ventriloquist puppets Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, singers Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
--Martin Puppets - Penny the Puppet and other marionettes in a Christmas sketch.
--Audience bows: Terry Moore (actress, mentions her movie "The Return of October"), Jerome Courtland (actor), Lucy Monroe (went on a 50,000 mile tour of military hospitals), Mae West (actress), Michael O'Shea (actor), Albert Goldman (New York Postmaster), and Steve Cochran (actor).
--Nanette Fabray - "Green Up Time" (from Fabray's Broadway play "Love Life") and "Papa Won't You Dance With Me" (from the film "High Button Shoes").
--Nellie Lutcher (singer & piano player) - "Fine Brown Frame" & "You Better Watch Yourself Bub."
--Hal Raywin (concert violinist) - "Romanian Rhapsody."
--Bunny Briggs (tap dancer) - does a dance routine.
--Delanoff and The Rayes Sisters (magic & "black art" dance routine) - special effects give the illusion of floating heads and headless bodies. Ed makes an appearance by "floating" at the end of the act.
--Pat C. Flick (Ed's favorite balcony heckler) - interrupts Ed.
--McCarthy & Farrell (comedy team) - duo imitates other entertainers in radio show sketch. They sing "Inka Dinka Do" & "Spaniard Who Blighted My Life."
--The Temperton Family with Hope Emerson - performs a skit with Hope Emerson as the family maid.
--Cameos & Audience bows: Jerome Courtland, George White, Mary Stewart, Ken Kling, Ezra Charles (boxer), Al Shact and Harry Ravel.
--Dave Berry (comedian) - routine includes the songs "I'm Mr. Ripple" and "I'm Looking Over a 4 Leaf Clover."
--Al Bernie (comedian) - stand-up routine includes a parody of Russian radio broadcasts, and the song "You're the Gal for Me."
--Block and Sully (couple sitting in balcony) - do a routine with Ed Sullivan.
--Irra Petina (Metropolitan Opera contralto) - sings an excerpt from "Carmen."
--Cameos & Audience bows: Vincent Richard Impellitteri (acting mayor of New York City); Preston Lane (Governor of Maryland); Ham Fisher ('Joe Palooka' creator & cartoonist); Trudy Michele (author of book 'Inside Tin Pan Alley').
--Cameo: Norman Thorton appears with Ed Sullivan at end of show.
--Margaret Phelan (operatic-singing)
--Eddie Garr (comedian) - stand-up routine
--Ray Morgan (comedian) - pretends to interview a singer who's become obsessed with fame after one record.
--Olsen and Joy (comedy-musical duo) - performs a comic song-and-dance routine about a French girl and a sailor.
--Greg and Lober (dance team) - perform an exotic Asian-dance routine.
--Block and Sully (dancers Jesse Block and Eva Sully Block) - do a Spanish production number.
--Virginia Austin (puppeteer and puppet designer) - does a musical puppet show.
--Baltimore Colts Majorettes - routine with dancing and baton twirling.
--Cameos/audience bows: Jack LaRue, Temple Texas, Nicholas Joy, and Billy Hildebrand.
--Cameo: The Mayor of Baltimore (probably Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro, Jr.) presents Ed with a key to the city.
--Louis Armstrong and his band perform "Where The Blues Were Born In New Orleans" and "A Song Is Born."
--Betty Jane Watson (Broadway actress) sings a medley of songs from the Broadway musical "As the Girls Go."
--Pat C. Flick (comedian) - heckles Ed from a theatre stage-box.
--Pat Henning - does a comedy monologue that includes impressions.
--The Blackburn Twins (dancers Royce and Ramon Blackburn)
--Delanoff and The Rayes Sisters ('Black Light Theatre' dance act) - create a "floating ballet" illusion (with Delanoff, dressed entirely in black, blending into the black background).
--Paula Bane (Broadway & Vaudeville performer) sings "Buttons and Bows" and "Donkey Serenade."
--Ernesto Lecuona (composer-musician) plays his composition "Malaguena" on piano.
--Frank Fontaine (comedian) - act includes celebrity impressions.
--Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham & company (comedy troupe)
--Elsa and Waldo (comedy dance duo)
--The Martin Brothers (puppet act)
--Monica Lewis (actress & vocalist) sings two songs.
--Rolly Rolls (comic pianist)
--Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian) - does a ventriloquist routine with human "puppets" mouthing his words. Assisting Buckley are actress Ann Jeffreys, and athletes Ken Strong, Barney Ross, and Dave Burns.
--David Burns (of the Broadway revue "Make Mine Manhattan") plays Dr. Gallup in a "Gallup Poll" comedy sketch.
--The Dunhills (tap-dancing trio)
--Rachel & Bebe (comic ballroom dancers, also listed as 'Rochelle & Bee Bee')
--Bunny Briggs (tap dancer & singer)
--Betty and Jane Kean (nightclub entertainers) - comedy, song and dance routine.
--George Prentice (puppeteer) - does a 'Punch and Judy' puppet act.
--Jay Marshall (magician-ventriloquist)
--The Honey Brothers (comedy-dance trio) - do an acrobatic "knockabout" routine.
--Benny Goodman (jazz musician with his instrumental quintet)
--The Ink Spots (vocal quartet)
--Myron Cohen ("dialect comedian")
--Cass Franklin & Monica Moore (vocal duo, nightclub act).
--Frances Faye (vocalist) - sings a few songs from her nightclub act.
--Les Compagnons De La Chanson (French vocal group)
--Doc Marcus (nightclub comedy magician, aka "Doctor Marcus")
--Bobby Lane and Claire ("acro" dance team)
--Raquel [Raquel Nelson?] (toe-juggler from the Barnum & Bailey circus)
--Finale: The show ends with a "County Fair" production number.
--Pearl Bailey (vocalist)
--The Deep River Boys (vocal quartet)
--Joey Adams, Tony Canzoneri and Mark Plant (nightclub comedy trio)
--The Mayo Brothers (dancers)
--Ray Hammond's Birds (cockatoo act)
--Les Compagnons De La Chanson (French vocalists) - sing two songs.
--Betty Reilly (singer-comedienne) - songs include a Latin-number.
--The Holloway Sisters (dancers)
--Dean Murphy (comedian-impressionist)
--George Prentiss (puppeteer) - Punch and Judy routine.
--Show ends with a production number by Betty Reilly, The Holloway Sisters and the June Taylor Dancers.
--Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna (comedians) - perform an impromptu comedy routine after being invited on stage by Ed.
--Al Bernie (nightclub comedian)
--Dewey "Pig Meat" Markham and Company (comedy troupe) - do a haunted house sketch.
--The Briants (slapstick knockabout act)
--Anjos do Inferno (Brazilian vocal quintet)
--Jack Blair (Broadway performer) - dances with The June Taylor Dancers.
--Roberto & Alicia (Flamenco dance team)
--Bobby "Tables" Davis (novelty dancer) - dances and lifts furniture with his mouth.
--Louis Jordan & his Orchestra - perform two songs.
--Morton Downey (American-born Irish tenor) - sings a medley of Irish tunes.
--Benny Rubin (movie and radio comedian) - does a lighthearted tribute to Vaudeville stars of the past.
--Al Bernie (nightclub comedian)
--Walton and O'Rourke's Marionettes (puppeteers Paul E. Walton and Michael O'Rourke)
--Nellie Arnaut and Brothers (novelty violin and whistling act) - includes imitations of chirping birds.
--The Yoeman Brothers and Frances (novelty trio) - listed in "Variety" magazine as an "instrumental pyrotechnics" act.
--Sarah Vaughan sings "It's Magic."
--Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian)
--Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham & Company (comedy troupe from Harlem's Apollo Theater)
--The Dennis Sisters (Vaudeville song-and-comedy duo)
--Luxor Gali-Gali (Egyptian magician) - does sleight-of-hand tricks with the assistance of baseball's Leo Durocher and boxer Georges Carpentier.
--Nick Long (Broadway performer) dances with the June Taylor Dancers.
--The Whirlaways (roller-skating trio)
--Noro Morales (rhumba and mambo musician, band leader)
--Patricia Bright (actress & singer)
--Count Basie & band - perform "One O'Clock Jump."
--The Ames Brothers (vocal quartet)
--David Powell (drummer, a.k.a. Jack Powell, Jr.) - does a trick drumming routine originally performed by his father, vaudevillian Jack Powell.
--Jane and Betty Kean (comedy and singing duo)
--Lon Chaney Jr. (actor) - does a "Of Mice and Men" sketch.
--The Costello Twins (dancers Dorothy and Ruth)
--Kathryn Lee (ballet star) - does a ballet excerpt.
--Audience bow: Joe E. Brown (comedian-actor, who recently joined the Broadway cast of "Harvey").
--Audience bows: Jerry Colonna (comedian), Hal Block (comedy writer), and Benny Rubin (comedian).
Scheduled guests include:
The Mayo Brothers
--King Odom Quartet
--Yvelte (vocalist) sings "Civilization."
--Russ Morgan (bandleader)
--Vincent Lopez (bandleader)
--Julie Oshins (Catskills-based nightclub comedian) - comedy monologue.
--Tommy Trent (puppeteer) - Punch and Judy routine.
--The Holloway Sisters (dancers)
--Peggy Lee (singer)
--The De Marco Sisters (vocal quintet)
--Al Kelly ("double-talk" comedian)
--Jerry Bergen (comedian) - plays a fiddle as part of his routine.
--Joey Gilbert (dancer)
--Jimmy Smith (tap dancer & xylophone player)
--Balinese dance troupe (dance quartet, a.k.a. The Shoregord Balinese Dancers)
--Harry Hershfield (cartoonist & humorist) - possibly a cameo appearance.
--Cab Calloway (singer & bandleader)
--Vivian Blaine (actress & singer)
--Raul and Eva Reyes (nightclub dance team)
--Willie Shore (comedian) - does a routine about golf.
--Claude Harmon (golf pro, winner of the 1948 Masters Tournament) is interviewed by Ed.
--Palermo's Dogs (trained animal act)
--Jane Kean (Broadway actress) - novelty songs and celebrity impressions.
--Jan Murray (comedian)
--Al Kelly ("double-talk" comedian)
--Son and Sonny (tap dancers Roland James and Sonny Montgomery)
--Golden Gate Quartet (vocal group)
--Duval, the Magician
--Ella Fitzgerald (jazz vocalist)
--Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (tap dancer) - after a solo dance, does a "Hard Shoe" encore with The Toastettes.
--Ella Fitzgerald and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - join together for an "Easter Parade" duet.
--Kate Murtah (singer, formerly of The Murtagh Sisters trio)
--Dick "Lord" Buckley - does a comedy routine using audience members as ventriloquist dummies.
--Toy and Wing (acrobatic dance duo of Dorothy Takahashi and Paul Wing Jew)
--Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers (trained dog act) - dogs as construction workers on a building site.
--Elmert Reinhart (baritone singer from Baltimore) sings "Home on the Range."
--Lena Horne sings "Do I Love You?" and "Honeysuckle Rose."
--Illinois Jacquet (jazz saxophonist) with his band.
--Skitch Henderson (bandleader-pianist)
--Joe E. Howard (songwriter-entertainer) sings "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" and does a Cakewalk dance.
--Joey Adams, Tony Canzoneri and Mark Plant (nightclub comedy trio)
(Tony Canzoneri was also a former lightweight boxing champion.)
--The Costello Twins (dancers Dorothy and Ruth)
--A Post Office Quartet
Guests (mentioned in a 04-Jul-1948 New York Times article):
--The Ink Spots
--Peter Lind Hayes (Vaudeville entertainer)
--Paul Winchell (ventriloquist)
--Mary Raye and Naldi (dancers)
--Nan Wynn (singer)
--A singing patrolman.
--A troupe of dancers (probably The Toastettes).
Guests (compiled from various sources):
--Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (comedy team)
--Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Broadway legends)
--Eugene List (concert pianist)
--John Kokoman (a singing New York fireman)
--Kathryn Lee (a ballerina)
--Monica Lewis (singer)
--Lee Goodman and Jim Kirkwood (comedy team)
--Ruby Goldstein (the referee of the upcoming Louis-Wolcott boxing match)
--The Toastettes (6 female dancers recruited from the June Taylor Dancers)