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Season 9 (CBS)(1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
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"The Ed Sullivan Show"
Season 9 (1956-57)
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CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
9.1  The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Sep-1956 CBS Sun
Edward G. Robinson, Edith Piaf, Helen Traubel, Jean Carroll
--Edward G. Robinson (actor, in scenes from Paddy Chayefsky's Broadway show "Middle of the Night")
--Edith Piaf (French singer)
9.2  The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Sep-1956 CBS Sun
Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Gisele Mackenzie, Yogi Berra, Joyce Grenfell
--Lucy & Desi sketch:
Ed Sullivan calls Desi at home to arrange interview, but Lucy thinks
Edward Morrow is coming. (Sketch runs approx. 12 minutes)
--Yogi Berra (Ed interviews baseball player Berra)
--Gisele Mackenzie - "Delightful To Be Married" & "Canadian Sunset"
--Sal Maglie (Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher talks about baseball)
--Joyce Grenfell (British stand-up comedian: nursery school routine & tells jokes about cocktail parties)
--Stockholm Gosskor - "Goethewaltz" & "Swedish Marching Song" (boys choir from Sweden)
--Lilly Yokoi (Bicycle Acrobatics)
Cameos: Baseball Managers & Players: Hank Aaron, Frank Torre
--Benson Ford (Ford family member promoting United Charity Work)
--President Dwight D. Eisenhower (on film, promoting charity work)
Audience bow: Dr. Albert Jorgensen
9.3  The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Oct-1956 CBS Sun
Eartha Kitt, Kate Smith, Joe E. Lewis, Ricky Layne, Richardi
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian)
--Ricky Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act)
--Royal Danish Ballet
9.4  The Ed Sullivan Show: DEDICATION OF THE HENRY & EDSEL FORD AUDITORIUM
(broadcast from the Edsel Ford Memorial Auditorium in Detroit).
14-Oct-1956 CBS Sun
Guests (on film):
Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson , Jack Warner, George Stevens
Highlights (on last 20 minutes of show):
--Johnny Carson - impersonates Ed Sullivan and Edward R. Murrow.
--Richiardi (illusionist) - Richiardi levitates a woman
The New York premiere of the movie "Giant" with Jack Warner, George Stevens, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson.
Includes scene from "Giant."
Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Winslow (James Dean's Aunt and Uncle, who raised the late actor);
Mayor of Detroit, Albert E Cobo (spelling?);
Members of the Detroit Memorial Hall commission; Ford family memebers; Ford Dealer representatives (on-stage bows);
--William Clay Ford (Ford rep) & dealer reps deliver keys to new theater.
--Nanci Crompton (ballerina)
--Takeo Usui (Japanese aerialist)
--Jinx (performing monkey)
9.5  The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Oct-1956 CBS Sun
Jack Paar & On film: Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum.
--Davis and Reese (comedy team)
--Salvador (French comedian)
--The Bokaras (acrobats on teeterboard)
--The Sciplini chimps (boxing chimps)
--On film: interviews with Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum.
9.6  The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Oct-1956 CBS Sun
Elvis Presley (2nd appearance), Senior Wences, Joyce Grenfell
--Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Love Me" (with the Jordanaires) and "Hound Dog"
(with the Jordanaires).
--Senor Wences - ventriloquist with Pedro (head in box) and Johnny (hand puppet)
--Joyce Grenfell (British comedian, sings "Countess of Cotlet")
--Scene from Broadway show "The Most Happy Fella"
--Little Gaelic Singers (children's chorus from Ireland) - "Dancin'Song," "Dandlin Song" and "Believe Me"
--Unus - Circus act in top hat & cape (introduced by Scampi - little boy in top hat)
Audience bows: Robert Webb; Earl Wilson; DJs from Ottawa
9.7  The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Nov-1956 CBS Sun
Maurice Evans, Nelson Eddy, Patti Page, Henri Salvador, Elliot Reed
--Maurice Evans (Broadway star)
--Patti Page (singer)
--Elliot Reed (comedian)
--Henri Salvador (French singer-comedian)
--Toriani (juggling act)
9.8  The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Nov-1956 CBS Sun
Julie Andrews, Bing Crosby, Phil Silvers, Louis Armstrong, Marcel Marceau
--Michael Redgrave and Barbara Bel Geddes
appear in a scene from their Broadway play "The Sleeping Prince."
9.9  The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Nov-1956 CBS Sun
Fats Domino, Guy Mitchell, Mitzi Green, Sid Fields, Elvis Presley (film clip)
--Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill"
--Guy Mitchell - "Singing the Blues"
--Don Rondo (singer) - "Two Different Worlds"
--Mitzi Green - talks about the Palace Theater, sings "Two A Day," then imitates Joe E. Lewis
--Lou Nelson (stand-up comedian & song and dance man) - tells jokes about smiling, laughter, traffic regulations.
--Sid Fields (comedian) - appears with Ben Blue as "Shando," the mind reader
--Ben Blue (comedian doing a pantomime sketch, Charlie Chaplin-type character)
--Elsa And Waldo (woman in tutu pulls strings of a puppet)
--Conn and Mann (tap dancing duo from the Copacabana)
--On film: clip from the Elvis Presley's film "Love Me Tender" (Elvis' debut as a movie star).
--Also: Ed introduces newest Air Academy military uniforms designed by Cecil B. De Mille & Henry Wilcoxon.
9.10  The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Nov-1956 CBS Sun
Teresa Brewer, Maria Callas & Rudolf Bing, Dick Shawn, Clark Gable (on film), Raoul Walsh (on film)
--Teresa Brewer - "Mutual Admiration Society" & "Gonna Get Along Without You Now"
(clip with polo player, sword fighters, and dancer superimposed at bottom of screen).
--Rudolf Bing (Patron of the Arts from the Metropolitan) - explains "Tosca"
--Maria Callas & Rudolf Bing - "Tosca" (huge operatic production number, Maria's television debut)
--Dick Shawn (comedian, Civil War routine & song about the war)
--1956 Colliers All American Football Team (film footage of football games.
Footage of Governor Gary of Oklahoma introducing two players on Colliers list from Oklahoma).
Ed Interviews Players
--The Barbour Brothers & Jean (two men & a woman do dance routine on stilts)
On film: Clark Gable - Ed Goes to New Mexico to meet Clark Gable in ghost town - set of
"The King and Four Queens." Raoul Walsh, the director, is also shown on the set.
Mom McDade aims gun at Clark & shoots Ed.
Audience bow: Arnold Tucker (quarterback on Army team, bomber pilot in Korea)
9.11  The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Dec-1956 CBS Sun
Rosemary Clooney, Sophie Tucker, Anthony Newley, Marlon Brando (on film), Glenn Ford (on film)
--Rosemary Clooney - "April In Paris"
--Cranks (British comedy review) -
(1) Anthony Newley sings "I'm The Boy You Should Say Yes To" & "I'm In Love"
(2) Anthony Newley, Annie Ross & Gilbert Vernon perform a magic gloves sketch
--Princeton Triangle Club (men in drag, in tutus) - Twelve players
do comic ballet titled "Goose Lagoon," then present Ed with an award.
--Sophie Tucker - medley: "I Always Have A Special Song," "Put You're Arms Around Me Honey,"
"You Made Me Love You," "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Holding A Gun)," "La Vie En Rose,"
"Rock Around The Clock" and "Some Of These Days"
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
--On film: clip from "The Teahouse Of The August Moon." Followed by footage of Ed Sullivan
visiting Marlon Brando, Michiko Kyo and Glenn Ford on the movie set.
--Liselote Kuester & Jockel Stahl (dance team) - couple dressed inmatching suits do a dance routine.
--Audience bows: Paul Ford; Chuck Connolly
1956 (15th annual) Modern Screen Awards (a live pickup from Hollywood):
Louella Parsons presents awards to:
George Delacourt, Janet Leigh, Victoria Shaw, Tony Perkins, Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Kirk Douglas,
King Vidor, George Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and Doris Day.
Doris Day also accepts an award for Frank Sinatra.
9.12  The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Dec-1956 CBS Sun
Kate Smith, Sam Levenson, Joyce Grenfell, Gaelic Singers
--Joyce Grenfell (British actress/ comedienne)
--The little Gaelic Singers of Ireland
--Dario Cassini (singer)
--A group of women gymnasts from Finland
--The United Press awards for the "Football Team of the Year"
--On film: Ed visits the Israeli Theatre in Paris.
9.13  The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Dec-195 CBS Sun
Rise Stevens, Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy, Jack Paar, Jo Sullivan
--Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy
--Art Lund, Jo Sullivan and the 3 Abbondanza boys performing scenes from their Broadway play "The Most Happy Fella."
--Baby Opal (performing elephant)
9.14  The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Dec-1956 CBS Sun
Gracie Fields, Kaye Ballard, Dolores Wilson, Annie Cordy
--Gracie Fields (British singer/actress)
--Kaye Ballard (comedian)
--Dolores Wilson (opera singer)
--Annie Cordy (chanteuse)
--Varvel and Bailey (French singers)
--Les Chanteurs de Paris (French singers)
--The Half Brothers (juggling unicyclists)
--Victor Julian and his performing dogs
9.15  The Ed Sullivan Show: "LOOK" AWARD WINNERS
The Annual Look magazine TV awards including winners -
Sid Caesar, Perry Como, Walt Disney, Red Grange, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow,
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Phil Silvers.
Other scheduled guests:
--The Vagabonds (comedy singing group)
--LuAnn Simms (singer)
--Ernesto Lecuona (Cuban songwriter)
--Ricky Layne (ventriloquist, with his dummy Velvel)
--Piet Van Brecht (European comedy act)
--The Alcettys (novelty act)
--The Mills chimpanzees
9.16  The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Jan-1957 CBS Sun
Elvis Presley (3rd appearance), Carol Burnett, Sugar Ray Robinson, Arthur Worsley
--Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," "Don't Be Cruel,"
"Too Much," "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" and "Peace in the Valley."
--Carol Burnett (stand-up, topic: singing auditions)
--Sugar Ray Robinson (interviewed by Sullivan after losing title fight, in jest Ed shows him how to box)
--Arthur Worlsey (British ventriloquist)
--Leny Eversong - "Cante Afre Cubano"
--Lonnie Satin - "I Believe" (from "Cotton Club")
--Leny Eversong - Jezebel Powerful Gutsy Singer
--Nancy Crompton (dancer, does hyper ballet)
--The Six Gutis (Clowns & Guys In Gorillas Suits)
--Bory & Bor (sight gag - a man in suit which makes him looks like 2 people dancing)
Audience bows: Don Budge; Jackie Robinson (newly retired); Gene Ward; Jimmy Lannon
9.17  The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Jan-1957 CBS Sun
Imogene Coca, Kate Smith, Professor Backwards
--Imogene Coca (comedian)
--Kate Smith (singer)
--Jim Edmondson (comedian known as "Professor Backwards")
--Fernanda Montel (South American singer)
--The Dam Brothers (Danish comedy performers)
--The Ballet Basque (a company of singers, dancers and musicians from France)
9.18  The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Jan-1957 CBS Sun
Sonny James, Fess Parker, Ivory Joe Hunter
Singers / musicians:
--Sonny James - "Young Love"
--Ivory Joe Hunter (at piano) - "Since I Met You"
--Betty Johnson - "I Dreamed" (or "I Dream)
--Fess Parker (with guitar) - "Wringle Wrangle"
--The Tarriers - "The Banana Boat Song"
--Russell Arms - "Cinco Robles"
--Jill Corey - "I Love My Baby"
--Marion Marlowe - "True Love"
--Mattiwilda Dobbs (Metropolitan Opera star) - "Summertime"
--Ben Blue (pantomime act) -
(1) Cafe sketch with "live" lobsters
(2) quick change sketch portrait comes to life
--Three Markays (3-man acrobatic team, contortionists do routine on parallel bars)
--On film: Ed at annual banquet for the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
--Women modeling gowns from past inaugurations. Models: Jo Sullivan,
Marion Marlowe, Gena Rowlands, Gretchen Wildler, Julia Mead, Edith Adams, Jill Corey.
--Audience bows: Edward Mulhare (actor); John Cassevetes
9.19  The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Jan-1957 CBS Sun
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Kirsten, Mario del Monaco
--Dorothy Kirsten and Mario del Monaco
(Metropolitan opera stars performing scenes from the opera "Madam Butterfly")
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
--The West Point Glee Club
--The Szonys (dancers)
9.20  The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Feb-1957 CBS Sun
Vic Damone, Jose Greco, Al Hibbler
--Vic Damone (singer)
--Al Hibbler (singer)
--Jose Greco - singer, with his troupe of Flamenco dancers
--Willie, West and McGinty (comedy trio)
--Bas Sheva (Israeli singer)
--Estelita (Cuban singer)
--Frank Libuse (comedian)
--Ruwe and Louie (ventriloquist act)
9.21  The Ed Sullivan Show:
b: 10-Feb-1957 CBS Sun
Benny Goodman, Victor Borge, Charlotte Rae
--Benny Goodman and his band
--Charlotte Rae (comedian, then appearing in the Broadway musical "Li'l Abner")
--Victor Borge (comedian)
--Benny Fields (vaudevillian)
--Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian)
--Tonito (high wire performers)
--The screen tests of 2 of 4 actresses trying out for the lead in the movie "Marjorie Morningstar."
9.22  The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Feb-1957 CBS Sun
Hugh O'Brian, Robert Wagner, Jeannie Carson, Cecil B. DeMille
--Cecil B. DeMille (producer of the film "The Ten Commandments")
--Peter Gennaro and Ellen Ray (dancing duo from the Broadway production of "The Bells Are Ringing.")
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)
--The Harlem Magicians (comedic basketball team which includes Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes)
--Hilde Gueden and Jussi Bjoerling (opera singers)
9.23  The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Feb-1957 CBS Sun
Lena Horne, Abbe Lane, Doretta Morrow
--Abbe Lane (singer)
--Doretta Morrow (from the Broadway show "Kismet")
9.24  The Ed Sullivan Show: LERNER & LOEWE TRIBUTE
03-Mar-1957 CBS Sun
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Fred Astaire
Tribute to Alan Jay Lerner & Fritz Loewe - presented in connection with the first anniversary
of their Broadway hit "My Fair Lady." Lerner and Loewe appear on this show.
Songs from "My Fair Lady":
--Edward Mulhare (temporary replacing Rex Harrison) sings "What Can't the English?"
--Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth and Rod McLennan sing "With a Little Bit O' Luck"
--Michael King sings "On Street Where You Live" (from the original cast)
Guests (performing songs from other Lerner-Loewe plays):
--Fred Astaire & Jane Powell - perform a tap dance routine from "The Liar's Song"
--Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron - dance to "Love Is Here To Stay"
--Tony Bovar (Tony Bavaar?) sings "I Talk to the Tres" (from "Paint Your Wagon")
--Jane Morgan sings "Almost Like Being in Love" (song and dance number from "Brigadoon")
--Stanley Holloway - recites poem, a sequel to "Albert & The Lion"
--Marie Wilson (actress from "My Friend Irma") - interrupts Ed early in program and, later,
does a monologue at Mann's Chinese Theater
--Goddard Lieberson presents a "1,000,000 Record Sale" plaque to Lerner & Loewe
--Audience bows: Nancy Olson; Vera Zarina
Note: The music of Lerner and Loewe was also featured on the March 19, 1961 "Ed Sullivan Show".
9.25  The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-Mar-1957 CBS Sun
Guests: Henry Fonda (on film), Wilt Chamberlain, Don Ameche, Charlie Gracie
On film: An interview with Henry Fonda including clips from his film "Twelve Angry Men"
Live on stage:
--Associated Press All-American college basketball team led by Wilt Chamberlain
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
--Charlie Gracie (singer) - scheduled to sing his hit recording "Butterfly."
--Richard Tucker (opera singer)
--Renata Tebaldi (opera singer)
--Ben Blue (pantomimist)
--The Wiere Brothers
9.26  The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Mar-1957 CBS Sun
Robert Mitchum, The Ames Brothers, Edie Adams
--Robert Mitchum (actor) - turns singer & dancer as he performs a medley of calpyso tunes that he recently recorded.
--Beatrice Lillie and Billy De Wolfe - perform scenes from the Broadway musical "The Ziegfeld Follies,"
including dancing numbers led by Harold Lang and Helen Wood.
--Edie Adams (actress, then appearing on Broadway in "Li'l Abner")
- does impressions of Shirley Temple, Marlene Dietrich, Jeanette MacDonald, Ruby Keeler and Marilyn Monroe.
--The Ames Brothers (singing quartet) - sing a medley of Irish songs and are joined by Mitchum in one tune.
--Connie Towers (singer)
--Robert Briscoe (Lord Mayor of Dublin)
--Joe, Jack and Joanie (acrobatic trio)
9.27  The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Mar-1957 CBS Sun
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London
--Ella Fitzgerald sings "Hot Chocolate" and "Lady Be Good."
--Julie London sings "Basin Street Blues" and the title song from the movie "Boy On a Dolphin."
--Oscar Hammerstein sings "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?," while Richard Rodgers conducts the orchestra.
The song came from the TV musical "Cinderella" (which pre-empted next week's "Ed Sullivan Show").
--The Ohio State Glee Club - medley of college songs.
Additional guests (scheduled):
--Giulietta Masina (Italian movie star, from "La Strada")
--Davis and Reese (comedy team)
--Paul Hahn (trick-shot golfer)
--Miss Mara (Spanish aerialist)
Also scheduled: Film clips from "Boy On a Dolphin," a movie starring Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd and Clifton Webb.
[---] 31-Mar-1957 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" was pre-empted for
"Cinderella" (Rogers and Hammerstein musical starring Julie Andrews).
9.28  The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Apr-1957 CBS Sun
Fred Astaire, Buddy Knox, Ferlin Husky, Jimmy Bowe, Abbe Lane & Xavier Cugat
--Fred Astaire performs (lip-syncs) "That Face" from his movie "Funny Face."
--Buddy Knox - "Party Doll."
--Ferlin Husky - "Gone."
--Jimmy Bowen - "I'm Stickin' With You."
--Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - "Malagueña Salerosa" and/or"Arriverderce Roma."
--Jacqueline Francois sings "Love Is A Child" and 1 other song.
--Paul Douglas, David Burns, Kay Medford and Tommy White (11-year-old) perform a scene from their
Broadway show "A Hole in the Head."
--Frank Libuse (comedian)
--Byron Nelson (golf pro) and Ken Ventura appear with Julia Meade.
--American actors Fredric March, Florence Eldridge and Peggy Wood meet with French stars:
Gerard Philipe, Micheline Presle, Jean Marais, Francoise Arnoul, Juliette Greco and Jacqueline Francois.
9.29  The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Apr-1957 CBS Sun
Judy Holliday, Henry Fonda, Sonny James, Alan King, Alma Cogan
--Judy Holliday (actress) - sings "I'm Going Back" and "Full of Life."
--Sonny James sings "Young Love."
--Alma Cogan (British singer) sings "You, Me and Us."
--Kay Thompson (singer-actress) - performs "Bazaza."
--Jack Harris sings "Sweet and Lovely."
--Alan King (comedian) - stand-up routine about his kids.
--Smith and Dale (comedy team) - perform a routine titled "The Tax Consultant."
--Henry Fonda talks to Ed about Fonda's new movie "Twelve Angry Men."
--Roy Campanella (catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers) joins Henry Fonda and Ed Sullivan on stage.
--Linon (comedy wire-walker)
--Paul Anderson (1956 Olympic weight lifting champion) - performs two stunts: lifts 1100 lbs, then lifts
a carousel with 27 women on it.
--Pan American Coffee Queen (from Panama, wearing native costume) - joins Ed on stage.
--Audience bows include Buster Keaton, Jim Bishop, and Tony Hulman.
9.30  The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Apr-1957 CBS Sun
Buster Keaton; Donald O'Connor; Chester Gould, Gale Gordon, Charlotte Rae,
Mitzi Green, Don Murray, Roberta Sherwood, Bob Sweeney, Marion Marlowe
--Buster Keaton (comedian)
--Donald O'Connor (dancer & actor, in a remote from Las Vegas) - O'Connor does a portion of his Vegas night club act.
--Chester Gould ("Dick Tracy" artist and creator)
--Charlotte Rae (comedian) - plays the Grand Duchess in a satire of "Anastasia."
--Gale Gordon and Bob Sweeney (comedians) - do a comedy sketch about refinishing the attic of their home.
--Don Murray (movie actor, from "The Bachelor Party") - does a special dance number.
--Roberta Sherwood (singer) - sings "Easter Parade"
--Marion Marlowe - sings "Ave Maria."
--Mitzi Greene (comedian) - shows film clips of the highlights of her movie career as a youngster,
and sings a medley of her early song hits.
9.31  The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Apr-1957 CBS Sun
Bill Haley & the Comets, Lena Horne, Tony Perkins, Jack Paar, George DeWitt, Alfred Apaka, George Smathers
--Bill Haley & the Comets - "40 Cups Of Coffee" & " Rudy's Rock" (instrumental - 2nd song)
--Lena Horne - "From This Moment On," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Day In Day Out" & "From This Moment On"
--Tony Perkins - "Rover's Lane"
--Ed introduces Tony Perkins to Jimmy Piersall (who Perkins played in "Fear Strikes Out")
--Jack Paar (stand-up, talks about art, commercials & his comeback)
--Alfred Apaka (Hawaiian singer) - "Speak Love" and, earlier in show, sings 2 songs as part of Polynesian production number.
--The Happy Jesters - "Your Cheatin' Heart"
--George Dewitt (stand-up comedy, tells jokes about regional differences)
--Senator George Smathers (Florida Senator gets award for fighting mental illness)
--Barbara & Her Dog (novelty act, dog performs math tricks)
--Pee Wee Hockey Team (presents Ed with stuffed baby seal)
--Henry J. Kaiser; Barney Ross (boxer); Jim Spaulding (bowler); Helen Landon (Carnival Cotton Queen); Hy Gardner
On stage bows:
--Jimmy Piersall (baseball player); Hal Connoly & Olga Fikotova (couple that met competing at Olympics)
Bill Haley and the Comets originally performed "Rock Around the Clock" on the August 7, 1955 "Toast of the Town" show.
9.32  The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-May-1957 CBS Sun
Johnnie Ray, Walter Pidgeon, Sugar Ray Robinson, Gene Fulmer, Ruth Mayyeson,
James Melton, The Vagabonds, Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
--Johnnie Ray - "All Of Me" and "Yes Tonight Josephine"
--Johnnie Ray (later in show) - medley: "Cry," "Just Walking In The Rain" and "Should I Reveal?"
--The Vagabonds (instrumental/comedy group) - "Lazy River"
--James Melton (singer) - "Almost Like Being In Love" (with female violinists)
--Boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fulmer meet on stage.
--Walter Pidgeon & Ruth Mayyeson - appear in scene from "The Happiest Millionaire"
(Note: Ruth Mayyeson is listed as "Ruth Matteson" on the transcript.)
--Walter Pidgeon joins Ed, Sugar Ray & Gene Fulmer on stage.
They talk about Walter's boxing techniques. Then Ed interviews the boxers.
-- Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedian) - routine: Dewey & Shorty argue about mathematics.
(Boy wonder Robert Strom who won $192,000 on "$64,000 Question" joins Pigmeat & Ed Sullivan in mathematics sketch)
--Ballet performance choreographed by Nina Novak
--Audience bows: Abba Eban; General Burnell; Governor Lane Dwynell; Dave Condon
Scheduled guests (not on transcript):
--The Corps de Ballet of the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, featuring Meredith Baylis and Eugene Slavin doing the "Czardas"
Judy Scott (pop singer) was a scheduled guest. She is not, however, listed on the transcript as a performer.
(She was announced on the opening credits so she might have been "bumped.")
9.33  The Ed Sullivan Show: NAVY TALENT SHOW
12-May-1957 CBS Sun
Bob & Ray, Jack Dempsey, Hervey Stone
All-Navy talent program (talent chosen from Navy personnel from all over the country)
(1) Navy talent includes:
--The Four Palms (Marine vocal quartet)
(2) Civilian talent:
--Jack Dempsey (former heavyweight boxing champion)
--Hervey Stone (comedian)
--Bob and Ray (Bob Elliot & Ray Goulding) (comedy team)
9.34  The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-May-1957 CBS Sun
Tommy Sands, Rise Stevens, Glenn Miller Band (led by Ray McKinley), Julie Wilson
--Tommy Sands - "Teenage Crush" and "Goin' Steady"
--Tommy Sands, Rise Stevens and Julie Wilson - "Drop That Name" (from the Broadway musical "Bells Are Ringing")
--Rise Stevens (opera star)
--Julie Wilson (nightclub singer)
--The Glenn Miller Band (led by Ray McKinley)
--Judge Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (comedian)
--Lou Holtz (comedian)
--Davis and Reese (comedy team)
--Georges Ulmer (comedy singer from London)
--The Maxwells (comedy balancers)
9.35  The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-May-1957 CBS Sun
Jayne Mansfield, Jack Webb, Sam Snead, Dolores Grey, Gene Austin
--Jayne Mansfield - plays violin and, later in show, plays "Malguena" on the piano
--Jack Webb talks with Ed about his new film "The D.I."
--Bill Kenny (formerly of the Ink Spots) - "The Best Way You Know How"
--Sam Snead (gives golf lesson on stage)
--Phil Foster sings "Let's Keep The Dodgers In Brooklyn"
--Dolores Grey - "Fool's Errand" & "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
--Gene Austin (1920's recording artist) - plays piano and sings show tunes.
(Scheduled to perform a medley of his hits including "My Blue Heaven.")
--Will Jordan (comedian, impersonates Ed Sullivan, Robert Mitchum, Bing Crosby & Jack Benny)
--The Three Cottas (acrobatic act with two men, one woman & two dogs)
--Martha Ann Bentley (ballet dancer)
--Ed Introduces Martha Ann Bentley to Red Skelton & daughter (on stage).
9.36  The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Jun-1957 CBS Sun
Tony Martin, Sarah Vaughn, Janet Blair, Lily Pons
--Tony Martin (singer)
--Sarah Vaughn (singer)
--Janet Blair (singer)
--Lily Pons (singer)
--Tony Martin, Sarah Vaughn, Lily Pons and Janet Blair - sing "Sunshine Girl"
(from the Broadway musical "New Girl in Town")
--Bob Lewis (comedian)
--The Maxwells (billed as a "basket-balancing act")
--Piet Von Brecht (novelty act)
--A presentation of the Clarence Derwent Awards for the theater's best supporting performances.
9.37  The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Jun-1957 CBS Sun
Joni James, Alan King, Harry Belafonte (on film)
--Joni James (singer)
--Alan King (comedian)
--On film: Harry Belafonte is shown singing "Lead Man Holler" in a clip from his new movie.
--Judge Dewy "Pigmeat" Markham and Company (comedians)
--The Malagon Sisters (vocal group)
--Frances Faye (comedy singer-pianist)
--Lou Nelson (comedian)
--Joyce's camels, llamas and zebra
9.38  The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Jun-1957 CBS Sun
Johnny Mathis, Polly Bergen, Rusty Draper, Bing Crosby (on film), John Raitt, Rusty Draper
--Johnny Mathis - "It's Not For Me To Say"
--Rusty Draper - "Freight Train"
--John Raitt - soliloquy from "Carousel"
--Polly Bergen - "Can't Help Lovin' that Man" & "Just in Time"
--Victor Julian & Pets (trained animal act with dancing poodles)
--Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian)
--Paul Anderson (1956 Olympic weight-lifting champion)
--Don Rondo - "White Silver Sands"
--Page and Bray (ballroom "adagio-dance" duo)
--Col. Ed Eagan presents award to man (Captain Villiers?) who sailed the Mayflower II (Mayflower replica) to the U.S.
--Film clip of Bing Crosby singing "Temptation"
--Ed interviews Bing Crosby and Inger Stevens on set of movie "Man on Fire"
9.39  The Ed Sullivan Show: NINTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
broadcast from the Outdoor Marine Theater at Jones Beach, N.Y.
23-Jun-1957 CBS Sun
Burt Lancaster, Gene Kelly, Helen Wood, Guy Lombardo, Harold Lang
--Burt Lancaster and Barbara Nichols (actors) - appear together in a comedy sketch.
--Gene Kelly - does a soft shoe duet with Ed Sullivan.
--Guy Lombardo (bandleader) - "Show Boat" medley. (Note: Guy Lombardo takes over the orchestra during this medley.)
--Harold Lang and Helen Wood from the Broadway show "The Ziegfield Follies"
--David Atkinson and Gloria Hamilton (performers from the Broadway show "Show Boat") - "You Are Love"
--Julie Wilson (singer) - "I'm a Bad Bad Girl" & a Cole Porter medley
--Dick Contino (accordion player) - "Around the World" & "Granada"
--Lou Holtz (comedian) - tells Sam Lapidus stories
--Frank Libuse (comedian)
--Elliott Murphy's Aqua Belles
--The Cypress Garden (Florida) Water Skiers
9.40  The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Jun-1957 CBS Sun
The Everly Brothers, Francis Farmer, Nancy Whiskey, "Prince & the Showgirl" premiere Marilyn Monroe (on film)
--Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"
--Francis Farmer - "Aura Lee"
--Nancy Whiskey & Charles McDevvett Band "Freight Train" (Skiffle band)
--Bonnie Guitar - "Dark Moon" (sings and plays guitar)
--Kaye Ballard (stand-up comedian, topic: Mothers are always right)
--Kirby Stone Four (vocal impressionists) - sing a comic version of "Lazy River" while imitating other singers.
--Jo, Jac, And Joni - (3 person British comedy troupe) - troupe uses musical instruments as props
--Davis and Reese (stand-up comedians doing impressions)
--Jackie Pung (Female golfer who lost the US Open on a technicality)
--University Of Georgia Glee Club - sings "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "Hand Holdin' Music," "If I Loved You"
and the Georgia School Song (conducted by Byron Warner)
--Barber And Manselle (former Harvest Moon Dancers perform)
--Ed Talks To Michael Mark (boy contestant on the "$64,000 Question")
--Audience bow: Rex Smith
--On film: "Prince and the Showgirl" premiere at Radio City Music Hall. Ed Sullivan appears with Bernard Baruch, Polly Bergan,
Arnold Grant, William Randolph Hearst, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ethel And Robert Kennedy, RFK, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller.
Then a clip from the movie is shown.
--On film: Premiere of Darryl Zanuck's "Island In The Sun."
Stars are shown arriving at premiere: Jayne Mansfield, Dean Martin, Terry Moore, Charlie Neston
--On film: "Fire Down Bleow" film clip with Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon.
--On film: "The Pride And The Passion" film clip with Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren.
9.41  The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Jul-1957 CBS Sun
Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer, Jack Parr, Gary Cooper, Betty Madigan, Pat Rooney
--Gary Cooper - Gary Cooper and Ed Sullivan watch a clip from "Love In The Afternoon." Ed talks with Gary Cooper.
--Louis Armstrong - "Beautiful Dreamer"
--Betty Madigan - "Lets Dance"
--Teresa Brewer - "Teardrops In My Heart" and a medley of Jimmy McHugh songs
("When My Sugar Walks Down The Street," "Lonesomest Gal In Town" and "Maggie Blues")
--Enzo Duarte (spelling?) - "Drink, Drink"
--"Glee Club" (Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer, Pat Rooney, and Enzo Duarte) sings "Sweet Adeline"
--Jack Paar (stand-up comedian) - fashion display "I Remember" routine
--Dewey Pigmeat Markham (The Judge & Shorty) - African-American comedy team, sketch: Civil defense men in graveyard.
--Farley & combo (standing on huge trumpet) - "Music Goes Round and Round"
--Pat Rooney - tap dances to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
--Alan and De Wood (comedy team) - topical humor, current events, Japanese soldier routine
--Gardner Guards - 40 members play "Music Goes Round And Round" & "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
--At beginning of show, Ed Introduces a few 1957 Miss Universe pageant contestants:
Miss Iceland, Israel, Sweden, Canada, Austria (Vienna), Belgium, France, Morocco
--Equestrian on horse gets horse to do Polka, The March, Viennese Waltz to George Cohan music
9.42  The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Jul-1957 CBS Sun
Sal Mineo, Diahann Carroll, Don Cherry, Marvin Rainwater, Sue Carson
--Sal Mineo sings "Start Movin"
--Marvin Rainwater sings "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird"
--Sue Carson (comedian)
--Ricky Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)
--Art Mooney and his band
--Willie Moscini (pocket billiards champion)
9.43  The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Jul-1957 CBS Sun
Ernie Kovacs, Myron Cohen, The Four Aces
--Ernie Kovacs and his Nairobi Trio
--The Four Aces
--Myron Cohen (comedian)
--Ted Lewis (bandleader)
--Hurricane Jackson (heavyweight challenger)
--Connie Boswell and the original Memphis Five
--Barbara Hall (billed as a "showgirl-Shakespeare expert")
--The Molidor Trio (European novelty act)
9.44  The Ed Sullivan Show: Guest Host: Dan Dailey
28-Jul-1957 CBS Sun
The Crew Cuts, Roger Williams, Toni Arden, Don Tannen
--Dan Dailey (guest host for this week and next)
--The Crew Cuts (vocal group)
--Roger Williams (pianist)
--Toni Arden (singer)
--Don Tannen (ventriloquist)
--Dan Dailey takes part in a trick-horse act
--The Wallendas (high wire performers)
--The Zacchinis (flying trapeze artists)
--Victoria Zacchini (girl shot from cannon)
9.45  The Ed Sullivan Show: Guest Host: Dan Dailey
The Everly Brothers, Marion Marlowe, Cesare Vallett, Jay Lawrence, 0The Kirby Stone Four
04-Aug-1957 CBS Sun
--Dan Dailey (guest host)
--The Everly Brothers
--Cesare Vallett (opera singer)
--Herb Score (Cleveland Indians pitcher)
--Jay Lawrence (comedian)
--The Kirby Stone Four (musical imitators)
--Chiquita and Johnson (dance team)
--The All-American Chorus (from Colorado, led by Roger D. Fee of the University of Colorado)
--Venetia Stevenson (starlet, chosen by Ed Sullivan as "The World's Most Photogenic Girl" for a photography magazine)
9.46  The Ed Sullivan Show: U.S. ARMY SHOW
11-Aug-1957 CBS Sun
Carol Burnett, Jayne Mansfield, Buddy Knox
--Jayne Mansfield - Ed talks to Jayne about her favorite movie stars.
Jane sings "The Army Goes Rolling Along" with the Army Chorus (later in show). Ed flirts with Jane.
--Buddy Knox - "Party Doll" & "Hula Love"
--Carol Burnett - "I'm In Love With John Foster Dulles" and "Puppy Love"
--Peter Palmer - "I Hear Music When I Look At You"
--The Texans (dance the Texas two step)
--Privates Norbert Chrison and Freddie Engel (acrobat act)
--Buddy Dee and the Fort Dix Six (New Orleans style jazz musicians)
-- Burke Twins - dance and acrobatics routine
---Carl Rice (hoofer routine)
--The Cavaliers - Barbershop-style singing group
--James Tiliman (comedy routine)
--Karl Milliken - "The House I Live In"
--Major Samuel Tyson - Ed interviews hero
--Tommy Hufstaedler - guitar folk riff
--Sullivan introduces Army brass in audience.
--The Under Secretary of the Army Fenuki presents Ed with an award (replica of Nike Missile) for presenting Army talent shows.
--Finale: The Army Choral performs a song.
Note: Scheduled to appear (but NOT mentioned on transcript):
--Mickey Hargitay (former "Mr. Universe")
Army talent scheduled to appear:
--Pfc. Roman Ancho, Jr. (judo expert, Honolulu, Hawaii)
(1) Pfc. Joseph DiFluri, trombonist, Clark, N.J.;
(2) Sp-3 David Dilks, trumpeter, Bridgeton, N.J.
(3) Sp-3 Arthur Frank, drummer, Trenton, N.J.
(4) Pvt. John Johnson, pianist, Plandome, N.Y.
--Pvt. Alan Kohan, singer-dancer, Forest Hills, N.Y.
--Pvt. Robert Dishy, comedian, Brooklyn, N.Y.
--Pfc. Carl Wright, tap dancer, Chicago, Ill.
--The Texans, musical-comedy act:
(1) Pvt. Scott Holtzman, Kilgore, Tex.
(2) Sp-3 Robert Brandow, Bogota, Kan.
-- "Norbu, the Almost Human Gorilla," Pfc. Norbert Kreisch, Sarasota, Fla.
(4)--Pfc. (WAC) Anna Lamitie, judo expert, Malone, N.Y.
9.47  The Ed Sullivan Show:
b: 18-Aug-1957 CBS Sun
Cab Calloway, Janet Blair, Sue Carson, Dick Contino
--Janet Blair (actress-singer)
--Sue Carson (comedian)
--Connie Towers (singer)
--Dick Contino (accordionist)
--Elizabeth and Collins (acrobatic-knife-throwing team)
--The Trio Molidors (novelty act from Europe)
Athletes (scheduled to appear):
--Otto Graham (former football star)
--Bob Cousy (basketball star)
--Gil McDougald (baseball player)
--Cary Middlecoff (golfer)
--Vic Seixas (tennis star)
--Ted Atkinson (jockey)
9.48  The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Aug-1957 CBS Sun
Sal Mineo, LaVern Baker, Guy Mitchell, Wes Harrison, Paul Gilbert, Carmen McRae
--Sal Mineo (billed as a "pop singer")
--Paul Gilbert (comedian)
--Wes Harrison (sound effects comedian)
--On film: A clip from the "The Sun Also Rises" (with Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Tyrone Power and Erroll Flynn).
9.49  The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Sep-1957 CBS Sun
The Del Vikings, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Nipsey Russell, Floyd Patterson
--The Del Vikings - "Jitterbug Mary" (listed as a "military quartet")
--Nipsey Russell (stand-up comedian, topic: how slender his girlfriend is)
--Sports writers Joe Trimble, Frank Graham, Jimmy Cannon ask Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle & Willie Mays questions. (Sports Round Table)
--Floyd Patterson (heavyweight champion) - Ed asks him why he eases up on his opponents.
--The Famous Strolling Strings (orchestra violins)
--The Copycats - "Great Pretender" (duo - one sings the other plays the piano)
--Richardi (illusionist-magician, doing a "disappearing woman" trick)
--Karen Laporte - "Tammy"
--Danny Dillon - impersonates Bing Crosby, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Mr. Magoo
--Don Baduria - Hawaiian ukulele player
--Ronnie Evans - Air Force tap dancer
--Bob Kearns (a technical sergeant who sings opera)
--Richard Best - So in Love" (ballad winner of Chicago Tribune singing contest)
--Josephine Busilaki - "My Hero" (winner of Chicago Tribune singing contest)
--Audience bows: Sal Maglie; Roy Seavers
9.50  The Ed Sullivan Show: 1958 ICE CAPADES
Broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
08-Sep-1957 CBS Sun
Della Reese, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Anka
--Della Reese - "Miss You So"
--Jimmie Rodgers - "Honeycomb"
--Paul Anka - Diana"
--The Chordettes - "Just Between You And Me"
--Marion Marlowe - "One Night Of Love"
--Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian tells jokes about domestic life, makes fun of husband)
--Jackie (correct name might be "Jickie the balancer") - acrobat, builds blocks while standing on his head
--Ed introduces Tennis Champion Mel Anderson
--On tape: Ed with Miss America Beauty Contestants
Ice skating segments (all of these acts are probably from the 1958 Ice Capades):
--"Fantasia" Disney ice-skating production number with dancing hippos on ice.
--Freddy Trenkler - does a slapstick skating routine
--Helga (German ice skating champion)
--Ronnie Robertson (ice skater)
--Porgy And Larson - men playing badmitton on ice skates (with narration by Herb Kaumann)
--La Bracque and Gray - "The Dumbells" (Ice Clowns as waiters on ice skates.
One pretends to spill tray on woman in audience who jumps from her seat)
--The Old Smoothies (ballroom skating with a 68 year old man skating)
--Ice Capade Skaters (finale production number)
9.51  The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Sep-1957 CBS Sun
The Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis
--The Andrews Sisters - "By His Word"
--Billy Ward and the Dominos (vocal group) - "Star Dust"
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian)
--The June Taylor Dancers
--Mildred Miller (opera singer) - "Around The World In 80 Days"
--The Jackson Zouaves (of Jackson, Michigan) Drill Team
--The Carters (dance trio)
--Look magazine's All American baseball team
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