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Episode originally in color.
--Eartha Kitt sings "Mink, Schmink" and "Monotonous."
--John Raitt - "Hey There" (from "The Pajama Game") & "My Boy Bill" (soliloquy from "Carousel").
--Janis Paige - "Hernando's Hideaway" (from "The Pajama Game").
--Celeste Holm with Hollywood director Michael Curtiz.
--The Andrea Dancers (formal dancing, with double jointed girl).
--Nanci Crompton (dancer)
--The Bogdadis (four brothers, acrobatic-juggling act).
--Miss Malta and Company (animal act) - dogs in costumes walking and dancing on their hind legs.
On film: --European acts, including chanteuse Patachou, pay tribute to Sullivan. --Ed interviews Genevieve de Galard-Terraube, the French flight nurse known as the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu."
Audience bows: Debbie Reynolds (actress); Ray Jablonski (baseball player)moreless
Other scheduled guests: --Betty and Jane Kean (comedy team) --Mindy Carson (singer) --Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (English comedian) --Page and Bray (dancers) --Dickie Valentine (English singing star)
Scheduled guests (not mentioned on transcript): --Columbia University students (sixty performers and a chorus from the university) --Joe Jackson, Jr. (clown)moreless
Other scheduled guests: --Leonard Warren (Metropolitan Opera star) --The First Piano Quartet (composed of Adam Garner, Edward Edson, Frank Mittler, and Glauco D'Attili) --Pat D'Or (English juggler) --The Dancing Szonys --Patti Bross (singer, winner of a Frankie Laine contest)moreless
--Eartha Kitt - "Somebody Bad Stole The Wedding Bell" (with the Bil Baird Puppets) and "Lovin' Spree."
--Roberta Peters and the "Three Musketeers" of the Metropolitan Opera, Cesare Siepi, Cesare Valletti, and Fernando Corena, perform "Viva De Compagnie," "The Barber Of Seville (Figero)" and "We Are The Musketeers."
--Hermione Gingold and Billy DeWolf play two old ladies getting drunk in the train sketch from John Murray Anderson's "Almanac."
--In a remote from Miami, Sophie Tucker recites "My Fifty Golden Years" and "Success."
--In a remote from Atlanta, golfer Ben Hogan demonstrates a golf stroke, does his impression of Ed playing golf, and a fake slow-motion swing.
--Audience bow: Janet Leigh.
--Eddie Fisher sings a medley of hits including "Any Time," "Maybe," "Wish You Were Here" and "Bring Back the Thrill."
--Betty and Jane Kean (comedians) - act includes impressions of Lena Home and Sophie Tucker.
--The Harmonicats (novelty music act)
--Richard Hearne (English comedian)
--Gautier's Steeplechase animal act
--On film: "A Night with Walt Disney's Artists" with a scene from Walt Disney's "Plnocchio" (1940 film, re-released in 1954).
--Janet Blair - "Our Fathers Played the Palace" (production number).
--Nat King Cole sings a medley of hits ("Mona Lisa," "Too Young," "Pretend," "Nature Boy" and "Lover Come Back to Me").
--Nat King Cole - "Answer Me, My Love."
--Frank Fontaine (comedian) - does an impression of Ed Sullivan, then goes into his "Crazy Guggenheim" character.
--Lane Brothers - sight gag, two men in big suit
--Hurd Hatfield (actor) - presents a dramatic scene from the off-Broadway play "Bullfight" in which the matador is brought to shame.
--Novellas (acrobats) - man balances on ladder, juggles and does tricks with a dog.
--Channing Pollock (magician)
--Ed introduces college basketball stars
--Audience bows: Paddy DeMarco (boxing champ); Rita Gam (actress)
On film: St. Paul Winter Carnival (7 minute film narrated by Ed Sullivan).moreless
--Andy Griffith (comedian, listed as "Deacon Andy Griffith").
--Dolores Gray sings "I Got The Sun In The Morning (And The Moon At Night)," "Shrimp Boats" and "The Big Mamou."
--Harry Mimmo (nightclub comedian)
--Larry Best (comedian)
--Willy, West and McGinty (comedy team)
--The Copacabana Dancers (chorus girls)
--Joyce's Camels (animal act)
Audience bows: Terry Moore; Robert Wagner; Pamela Martin; Aldo Ray; Al Rosen (baseball player, later appears on stage).moreless
Regulars: The Jack Cole Dancers
Additional guest (scheduled to appear): --Hilda Guedenmoreless
Audience bows: Mrs. Gus Kahn (songwriter's widow); Hank Morino Marino (jockey); Louise Suggs (golfer); Col. John McNutlymoreless
Tribute to Gene Autry
--Gene Autry sings "Rancho Grande" (atop his horse Champion), "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," "Your Cheatin' Heart" & "Back In The Saddle Again."
--Dolores Gray & John Raitt sing an "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain)?" and "Till the Clouds Roll By" medley.
--John Raitt - "You'll Never Walk Alone."
--Dolores Gray - "I've Got The World On A String."
--Street carnival scene from the Broadway play "Carnival in Flanders" with three male Flamenco dancers.
--Anna Russell (comedienne) - portrays a snooty women's club chairwoman & imitates different types of piano players.