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Season 11 (CBS)(1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 11 (1958-59) (no videos)

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11.1 [532] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Sep-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tommy Edwards, Mickey Rooney
Highlights: (first 30 minutes of show):
--Tommy Edwards - "It's All In the Game"
--Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman - appear together in a "Candid Camera" parody.
--Mickey Rooney - talks about the film "The Last Mile" in an interview with Ed.
--Jacquelyn McKeever (musical-comedy star) sings "I Feel Pretty" (from "West Side Story")
--Domenico Modugno (Italian vocalist) sings "The Coffee Song" and "Drunken Donkey" in Italian.
(Note: Domenico Modugno was the composer of "Volare.")
--The Marilicks (correct spelling?) - plate juggling & spinning act
--Audience bows: Jerome (Jerry) Robbins, Stuart Granger,
Col. Greg Pappy Boyington (WWII hero, leader of the Baa Baa Black Sheep Squadron)
--On stage intro: Major Johnson (commander of Grenadier Band, The Scotguard Pipers)
Highlights: (2nd half of show):
--The Broadway company of "West Side Story," with Hank Brunjes (as Riff), performing "Cool."
(This appearance commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of the play.)
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian)
--Jaye P. Morgan (vocalist appearing with her four brothers)
--Pinky and Perky (a puppet act from Europe)

11.2 [533] The Ed Sullivan Show: STARS OF CBS PROGRAMS FOR THE COMING SEASON
21-Sep-1958 CBS Sun
Highlights:
--Steve McQueen ("Wanted-Dead or Alive")
--Jackie Gleason ("Jackie Gleason Show")
--Art Carney (DuPont Show of the Month's "Harvey") Gleason and Carney appear together in a filmed sequence.
--Raymond Burr ("Perry Mason")
--Edward R. Murrow ("Person to Person" and "Small World")
--Phil Silvers ("Phil Silvers Show")
--Red Skelton ("Red Skelton Show")
--Gale Storm ("Gale Storm Show")
--Ronald Reagan ("GE Theater")
--Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin (from "Father Knows Best").
--Arthur Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey Show," appearing on tape)
--Dorothy Collins and Johnny Desmond ("Your Hit Parade")
--Spring Byington ("December Bride," appearing on tape)
--Richard Boone ("Have Gun Will Travel")
--Warner Anderson ("The Lineup")
--Robert Culp ("Trackdown")
Other Guests:
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team)
--Alan King (comedian)

11.3 [534] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Sep-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Sacha Distel

11.4 [535] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Oct-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Danny Thomas, Frankie Laine, Patachou, Milwaukee Braves players, Joe Garagiola
Highlights:
--Danny Thomas
--Frankie Laine (singer)
--Patachou (French singer)
--Tina Robin (singer)
--Little Buck (dancer)
--Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander (dancing team)
Baseball segment:
--Milwaukee Braves: Warren Spahn, Henry Aaron, Eddie Matthews, Red Schoendienst and Del Crandall.
--Joe Garagiola (Sportscaster and former St. Louis Cardinals catcher)

11.5 [536] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Oct-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Carol Channing, Genevieve, Line Renaud
Highlights:
--Carol Channing (musical comedy star)
--Genevieve (French singer)
--Line Renaud (French singer)
--The Talbot Brothers (vocal-instrumental trio from Bermuda)
--George and Lydia (novelty ladder act from London, England)

11.6 [537] The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-Oct-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tony Martin, Roger Williams, Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane, Jack E. Leonard
Highlights:
--Tony Martin (singer) - "Gigi" & "Fire Down Below"
--Benny Fields, Blossom Seeley, Tony Martin - "My Blushin' Rosie"
(Note: Benny Fields & Blossom Seeley were vaudevillians)
--Xavier Cugat and his band with Abbe Lane - "Dengoza I," "Ain't Misbehavin'" & "Rockin' The Mambo"
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "Tico Tico" & interview with Ed (talks to Ed about honorary degree).
--Roger Williams (later in show) - "Near to You"
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian) - does stand-up routine & sings "When You're Smiling"
--Bennett & Patterson (comedy team doing a storytime sketch)
--Marvin Roy (magician known as "Mr. Electric") - pops a string of lights out of his mouth
--Leonard & Leonard (tap dancing duo)
--Dolores Vargas and Jose Castellon Batista (Spanish dance team with guitar accompaniment)
--On film: clip from "Roots Of Heaven" with Trevor Howard (elephant scene)
--Audience bows: Miss By-Line, Mercury dealers (followed by Ed promoting the 1958 Mercury)
--On stage bows: Football Hall Of Famers - Harry Stilldreyer, Harry Kipke & Marshall Goldberg

11.7 [538] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Oct-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnny Mathis, Esther Williams, Jacques Tati, Janet Blair, Shecky Greene, Lisa Kirk
Highlights:
--Johnny Mathis
--Esther Williams (scheduled to perform an aquatic act from New York University's pool)
--Jacques Tati (French comic mime)
--Janet Blair
--Shecky Greene (comedian)
--Lisa Kirk
--The Martin Brothers (South American jugglers)
--Lenny the Lion (English ventriloquist act)

11.8 [539] The Ed Sullivan Show: Ed Sullivan Visits Jerusalem
02-Nov-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Itzhak Perlman / Carol Lawrence & Larry Kert, Sam Levenson
Highlights:
--Itzhak Perlman (violinist, then a 13-year old child prodigy) - plays "Polonaise Brilliante"
--Carol Lawrence (as Maria) and Larry Kert (as Tony) sing "Tonight" (the balcony scene from Broadway's "West Side Story").
--Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian, performs a comedy routine about teachers)
--Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing "Hallelujah Chorus" (from Handel's "Messiah")
--Great Shadow Puppet Act
--Coal mine disaster survivors are introduced
Winners of the First Israeli Talent Contest (judged by Ed when he was in Israel)
--On film: Ed Goes To Jerusalem
(Note: The transcript doesn't mention which Israeli acts were on film and which ones performed live in New York.)
--Itzhak Perlman (violinist, then a 13-year old child prodigy) - plays "Polonaise Brilliante"
--Yona Cohen and Miriam Paskalsky (Israeli singers) perform operatic Jewish folk songs.
--Suzanna Ruben (or Reuben, known as "The Israeli Ethel Merman") sings Ethel's "Getting To Know You" (in Hebrew)
--Israeli Dance Troupe
--Israeli folk singer (name not given, might be Bat-Ya Ostrovsky) - performs guitar duet
--Karmon Israel Dance Company - perform a folk dance
--Niko Feldman (Israeli singer) sings "Mama" in Italian

11.9 [540] The Ed Sullivan Show: FRIAR'S CLUB ROASTS ED SULLIVAN
09-Nov-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Walter Cronkite, Jack Carter, Morey Amsterdam, Joey Bishop, Phil Silvers, Rocky Graziano
Wayne and Shuster, Abbe Lane, Jack E. Leonard, Jacob Javits

Highlights:
--Joe E. Lewis - roasts Ed
--Jack Carter (host / master of ceremonies, appears throughout the show)
--Walter Cronkite (newsman) - tries to give Ed's history but is interrupted by Morey Amsterdam and Jack Carter.
--F. M. Flynn (Ed's publisher at N.Y. Daily News)
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team, make jokes about their exclusive contract with Sullivan)
--cameo: Sylvia Sullivan (Ed's wife, waves)
--Joey Bishop (comedian) - gives a short speech
--Rocky Graziano (prizefighter, is heckled by comedians)
--Abbe Lane (wife of Xavier Cugat) - presents Ed with a painting of Steve Allen
--Jacob Javits (New York Republican Senator) - politician making a serious speech
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian, roasting Ed)
--Phil Silvers - gives speech & presents Ed with a Golden Friar Award

11.10 [541] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Nov-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
William Shatner, France Nuyen, Lou Costello, Dody Goodman
Highlights:
--William Shatner and France Nuyen (from the Broadway musical "The World of Suzie Wong")
- appear in scenes from "...Suzie Wong"
--William Shatner and France Nuyen, and members of the show's cast -
perform a song written by Josh Logan, based on the Rodgers and Hart song "How Can You Forget?"
--Lou Costello (comedian, formerly of Abbott and Costello)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--Roberta Peters (soprano)
--Dody Goodman (comedian)
--Arnold Stang (comic actor)
--Dody Goodman, Arnold Stang, and Ed Sullivan do a comedy sketch about TV ratings
--The Impero Brothers (balancing act)
--Joe Noble Trio (dancing and fire-eating act)
--Baby Opal (elephant act)

11.11 [542] The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Nov-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Kathryn Grayson, Herb Shriner, the Four Coins

11.12 [543] The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Nov-1958 CBS Sun
guests unknown

11.13 [544] The Ed Sullivan Show: Filmed in Alaska: (when Ed was in Alaska a few weeks earlier)
07-Dec-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Dody Goodman, Jill Corey, Dick "Lord" Buckley
Highlights:
--Dody Goodman (comedian)
--Jill Corey (singer) - "Sitting on Top of the World"
--Dick "Lord" Buckely (night-club comedian) - "Shooting Dan McGrew" Little Buck (dancer)
--George Bruno (aerialist)
--Piet Von Brechts (comedy contortionist)
--Jinx the monkey
Alaskan features / performers:
--Ceremonial dances
--A "blanket-toss" by Eskimos of the town of Kotzebue
--The Anchorage Community Chorus - sings "Alaska's Flag"
--A salute to the U.S. Alaska command

11.14 [545] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Dec-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, "Flower Drum Song" cast
Highlights:
--Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (promoting their new musical "Flower Drum Song").
--The entire cast of "Flower Drum Song" performing scenes from the play.
--Xavier Cugat and his orchestra with Abbe Lane
--Mario Del Monaco (Metropolitan Opera tenor)
--John Gilpin (dancer from the Anton ballet company)
--Holger and Dolores (dance team from Europe)

11.15 [546] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Dec-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jose Ferrer & Lois Smith, David Seville, Rise Stevens, Dick Button
Highlights:
--Jose Ferrer and Lois Smith - in scenes from their Broadway play "Edwin Booth"
--Rise Stevens (operatic soprano)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--David Seville (singer)
--Dick Button (champion ice skater) - performs on the Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink
--Bob Considine (journalist)
--Betty Johnson (singer)
--David Seville (singer)
--Luis Mariano (singer)
--Vic Julian and his French Poodles

11.16 [547] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Dec-1958 CBS Sun
Guests:
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Maurice Gosfield & Joe E. Ross
Highlights: (first half of show):
--Maurice Gosfield (Private Doberman) and Joe E. Ross (Sgt. Ridzik)
from "Phil Silvers Show"/"You'll Never Get Rich"/"Sergeant Bilko"
--Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward (actors) - in New York for the opening of their movie "Rally Round the Flag Boys!"
(Joan Collins and director Leo McCarey were scheduled to also appear.)
--Ed appears with Allan Ameche (football player of the Baltimore Colts)
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
--The Great Norberti - Comic Acrobat
--Jane Morgan (singer) - "Fascination" & "The Day The Rain Comes Down"
--Marvin Roy (magician known as "Mr. Electric" with his light bulbs)
Highlights: (second half of show):
--Della Reese (singer)
--Sam Levenson (humorist)
--Dario Cassini (singer)
--Harry Mimmo (comic pantomimist)
--Norberti (novelty act)
--Tom Garey (novelty act)

11.17 [548] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Jan-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Imogene Coca, Shelley Berman, Trude Adams
Highlights:
--Imogene Coca (comedian)
--Shelley Berman (comedian)
--Trude Adams (singer)
--Irvy Gitlis (Israeli violinist)
--Ford and Hines (comedians)
--Ray MacDonald (dancer)
--Dickie Henderson (Englsih comedian)
--Pinkie and Perky (English puppet act)

11.18 [549] The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Jan-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Fidel Castro (on film), Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Alan King, Professor Backwards
Highlights:
--On film: Fidel Castro - 25 second clip at beginning of show. Later in show, a 6-minute film is shown:
Ed introduces Castro, calls Castro and his soldiers "Revolutionary Youngsters."
Film includes appearance by Che Guevara. Ed wishes Castro luck in his revolution.
Other guests (live):
--Jason Robards & George Grizzard - perform scene from the Broadway play "The Disenchanted."
--Alan King (comedian, talks about house party directions)
--Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland) - "The Faughan Side"
--Professor Backwards (comedian, talks about Texas, psychiatrists.)
--Victor Julian (animal act) - man with two poodles.
After the commercial break the dogs appear in clothing for a "Poodle Fashion Show"
--Helen Halpin - does impressions of Della Reese, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland.
--Francis Burn (juggler)
--The Gutis (acrobatic-comedy act) - 4-man act (2 of them are wearing ape costumes)
--Tina Louise (cameo, appears with Ed at end of show)

11.19 [550] The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Jan-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Edith Piaf, Celeste Holm, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Pat Suzuki
Highlights:
--Edith Piaf (French singer) - "Carousel" and "Gypsy and the Lady"
--Celeste Holm (actress) - scene from "Third Best Sport" (Comical scene with salesman & customer)
--Pat Suzuki (musical-comedy star) - "I Enjoy Being A Girl" (from "Flower Drum Song")
--Antoinetta Stella (operatic soprano) - "Un Beldi" (from "Madame Butterfly")
--Betty Comden & Adolph Green - medley of classic show tunes:
"Just In Time," "The Party's Over," "It's Love," "New York" and "The Inspiration."
Also: "Captain Hook Waltz" (from "Peter Pan") & "The French Lesson" (from "Good News").
--Alan Drake (stand-up comedian) - monologue about marriage, kids, friendship, relatives,
corruption, childhood, and sings "Sunny Side Of The Street"
--Murray Hill & Chatter (monkey act with trainer)
--Audience bows: Marie Torres, Nancy Rideout (with film clip of Rideout water skiing)

11.20 [551] The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Jan-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Charlton Heston, Eartha Kitt, Georgia Gibbs
Highlights:
--Charlton Heston (actor)
--Eartha Kitt (actress-singer, star of the movie "Anna Lucasta")
--Georgia Gibbs (singer)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--Noelle Adam (French dancer)
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)

[--] 01-Feb- 1959 repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" guests: The Moiseyev Dancers (from 29-Jun-1958).

11.21 [552] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Feb-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnny Cash, Frankie Laine, Richard Boone, Miyoshi Umeki, Jan Murray, Nancy Kelly, Trude Adams
Highlights:
--Johnny Cash - "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
--Miyoshi Umeki (star of Broadway's "Flower Drum Song") - "Hundred Million Miracles" and "In My Own Little Corner"
--Frankie Laine - "You Can Depend On Me," "Then I Should Fall In Love," "Last Night," "That Old Feeling" and "The Rose"
--Frankie Laine - "The Gettysburg Address" (Civil War pictures shown)
--Jan Murray - sings "Love Is A Treasure Hunt," then banters with Frankie Laine & sings "Jamaica" (Lena Horne song).
--Richard Boone and Nancy Kelly (actors) - perform scenes from the Broadway play "The Rivalry"
--The Jamaica Dancers (Broadway dancers) - perform "Jamaica"
--Trude Adams - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" & "Josuha"
--Wally Griffin (comedy routine)

11.22 [553] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Feb-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Itzhak Perlman, Dody Goodman, Jack Carter, Jane Morgan
Highlights:
--Itzhak Perlman (18-year-old violinist from Israel)
--Dody Goodman (comedian)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--Jane Morgan (singer)
--Luise Rainer (actress)
--Flaviano Labo (Metropolitan opera tenor)
--Hubert Castle (wire-walker)
--Latonia, Graham and Chadel (novelty act from Europe)

11.23 [554] The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-Feb-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Roger Williams, Dennis Weaver, Pat Henning

11.24 [555] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Mar-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Platters, Abbe Lane, Xavier Cugat, Carol Lawrence, Pat Suzuki
Highlights:
--The Platters
--Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra
--Carol Lawrence
--Pat Suzuki (musical-comedy star)
--Shelley Berman (comedian)
--Ford and Hines (comedy team)

11.25 [556] ] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Mar-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Fred MacMurray, Shelley Winters, Jane Russell, David Seville
Highlights:
--Fred MacMurray (actor)
--Shelley Winters (actress) - reads a passage from Anne Frank's diary.
(The movie "The Diary of Anne Frank" was released around this time.)
--Jane Russell (actress-singer) - performs a solo song
--Jane Russell and her younger brother Kevin - sing a duet
--David Seville and the Chipmunks - Alvin's Harmonica"
--Jan Murray (comedian, host of "Treasure Hunt")
--Shecky Greene (comedian)
--Joe Howard (vaudevillian, appearing with his son Joe Jr.)

11.26 [557] The Ed Sullivan Show: ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHOW, filmed in Ireland
15-Mar-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Edward Mulhare, James Cagney (on film), Myron Cohen, Paul O'Keefe
Highlights:
--Liam DeValley - "The Gentle Maiden" (a traditional Irish folk ballad)
--Cork Choir (a.k.a. The Corkish Glee Club) - "Bells of Shandon"
--Maureen Potter (comedian) - stand-up comic baby routine
--The Harmonichords - "Danny Boy" (3-man harmonica playing band)
--Joe Lynch - "Cockles and Mussels"
--Robert Briscoe (former Lord Mayor of Dublin) - interviewed at the "Taxi Cab Shrine" in Ireland
--Irish Prime Minister Eamon De Valera - talks with Ed Sullivan.
--Three Harpists - "Castle of Dromore"
--Edward Mulhare segment: (1) interview,
(2) Ed shares tea with Mrs. Mulhare,
(3) Ed Mulhare sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" & "Let A Woman In Your Life"
--Paul O'Keefe (seven-year-old singer from "The Music Man") - sings "Dear Old Donnegal"
--Ed kisses the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
--Irish Steppers (possibly the Comerford Dancers) - do traditional Irish jigs
--Also: Scenes from the new James Cagney movie "Shake Hands with the Devil," which was filmed in Ireland.
--Myron Cohen (comedian) - tells Jewish and Irish jokes
--George M. Cohan, Jr. (song-and-dance man) - sings "Mary"
--Pat Rooney, Sr. (vaudevillian) - performs Irish clog dance
--The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick glee club - perform a medley of Irish songs.
Scheduled guests (not mentioned on transcript):
--Pamela Charles (of "My Fair Lady")
--Smyth Brothers - "Pretty Little Galway Girl"
--Comerford Dancers - performs Irish dances

11.27 [558] The Ed Sullivan Show: Filmed in Portugal:
22-Mar-1959 CBS Sun (repeated 23-Jul-1961)
Guests:
Maurice Chevalier, The Ames Brothers
Highlights:
--Maurice Chevalier - "This Is My Lucky Day" & "Quai de Bercy"
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Petticoats of Portugal"
--Jacquelyn McKeever (singer) - "April in Portugal"
--Richard Hearne (British comedian "Mr Pastry")
--La Chunga (gypsy star from Spain)
--John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (British ballet dancers)

11.28 [559] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Mar-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Shelley Winters, Connie Francis, James Stewart & Lee Remick (on film)
Highlights:
--Shelley Winters (actress)
--Connie Francis (singer)
--Luise Rainer (actress)
--Richard Boone (from "Paladin")
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team)
--Jaye P. Morgan (singer with her four brothers)
--Mischa Elman (violinist)
--Carol Heiss (champion ice skater)
--The Bizzaro Brothers (bell-ringing musicians)
--On film: A visit to the "Anatomy of a Murder" movie set on the first day of shooting.
The movie stars James Stewart, Lee Remick and attorney Joseph Welch.

11.29 [560] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Apr-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Fleetwoods, Wayne & Shuster, Jean Carroll, Jean Carroll, Dick Button
Highlights:
--The Fleetwoods - "Come Softly to Me"
--Domenico Modugno - "Piove"
--Wayne and Shuster (comedians doing their "Mark of Zero" sketch)
--Dick Button (Olympic ice skating champion)
--Jean Carroll (comedian)
--The Billy Williams Quartet (vocal group)

11.30 [561] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Apr-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnnie Ray, Brook Benton, Gertrude Berg, Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Highlights:
--Brook Benton - "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
--Johnnie Ray - "Alright, Okay" and "Here & Now"
--Teresa Brewer - "Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady" & "Heavenly Lover"
--Gertrude Berg, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Michael Tolan
- perform a scene from their Broadway comedy "A Majority of One" (ship deck scene)
--Patachou (Singer from France) - "Les Innocents" (in French) s
--Smith & Dale (comedy duo doing an I. R. S. routine)
--Shelly Berman (stand-up comedy) - tells jokes about Gertrude Stein & plays a man with hangover making a phone call
(routine about what happened the night before)
--Phil Foster (stand-up comedian doing a monologue about dogs)
--Don McNeil (of Chicago's WBBM-TV "Breakfast Club") - introduces Jinny Teal.
--Jinny Teal (Tiu?) (5-year old girl piano prodigy) - plays on miniature piano.
On-stage bows (at beginning of show): Moose Skowron (N. Y. Yankee) & Rod Steiger

11.31 [562] The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-Apr-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tallulah Bankhead, Della Reese, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Jack Carter
Highlights:
--Tallulah Bankhead
--Della Reese (singer)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Betty Comden and Adolph Green (musical-comedy team)
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist)
--Toni Arden (singer)
--Martha Ann Bentley (dancer)
--Maggie Sarragne (singer)
--Augie and Margo (dance team)
--The Shellys (listed as a "variety act")

11.32 [563] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Apr-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnny Mathis, Rod Steiger, Henny Youngman, Dody Goodman
Highlights:
--Johnny Mathis - "Lover," "Someone" & "From This Moment"
--Rod Steiger - performs a scene from "Roshomon" (Samurai sword fight)
--On film: Clip from "Al Capone" starring Rod Steiger
--Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian with violin)
--Dody Goodman (comedian doina a routine about the differences between men and women)
--Jan Clayton - "If I'd Loved You"
--Jan Peerce - The Teamsters
--Darvas & Julia (ballroom dancers)
--The Dukes Of Dixieland - "76 Trombones" (Dixieland style band)

11.33 [564] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-May-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Lionel Hampton, Gogi Grant, Billy Daniels
Highlights:
--Lionel Hampton and his band (jazz musicians)
--Gogi Grant (singer)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - present a comedy sketch titled "Bell, Bag and Canvas"
--Billy Daniels (singer)
--Professor Backwards (comedian)
--Ford and Hines (comedy team)
--The Keynotes (female singing group)
--Les Mathurins (European novelty act)

11.34 [565] The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-May-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy, Andy Griffith
Highlights:
Segment with Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera:
--Louis Prima sings "When You're Smiling."
--Prima, Keely Smith & Sam Butera - "Oh Marie" medley
--Sam Butera "Old Man River" (sings with combo)
--Keely Smith sings "Oo Lee Oo"
--Louis Prima & Keely Smith sing "I've Got You Under My Skin" (do vocal trade-offs)
Additional guests:
--Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, George Matthews - perform a scene from the Sean O'Casey play "A Pound On Demand"
--Broadway cast of "Destry Rides Again"
(1) Dolores Gray, Andy Griffith, Scott Brady sing "Gyp Watson" number. (2) Dolores Gray sings "I Say Hello"
--Charles Davis sings "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
--Arnold Stang (comedian) - routine: tip to the dentist with Ed as his straight man.
--unknown ballet duo - perform a Pas De Deaux

11.35 [566] The Ed Sullivan Show
17-May-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Shelly Berman, Jack Carter, Sam Butera
Highlights:
Segment with Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera & the Witnesses:
--Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera & The Witnesses - "When You're Smiling," "Just A Gigolo,"
"I Aint Got Nobody" & "Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee"
--Louis Prima plugs the movie "Hey Boy Hey Girl"
--Sam Butera - "Fever"
--Keely Smith - "Nighty Night Little One"
--Keely Smith, Louis Prima, Sam Butera & The Witnesses - "Old Black Magic"
Other guests:
--Frank Libuse (piano playing comedian)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Shelly Berman (comedian)
--Al Hibbler sings "He Is Always There?" & "If you Love Your Neighbor"
--West Point Glee Club - sings a Civil War medley
("When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Battle Cry Of Freedom," "The Old Camp Ground" and "Dixie")

11.36 [567] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-May-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Fabian, Carol Lawrence, Ed Wynn, Rhonda Fleming, Myron Cohen
Highlights:
--Fabian - "Turn Me Loose" & "Tiger"
--Carol Lawrence - "10 Cents A Dance" (from "West Side Story)
--Ed Wynn - jokes with Ed
--Ed Wynn & Carol Lawrence - "Tea For Two"
--Myron Cohan (stand-up comedian)
--The Goofers - "Mutual Admiration Society"
(comedic musicians, Drummer wears goofy mask, musician swinging upside down)
--Billy Storm - "I've Come Of Age"
--Kyle McDonnell - The Best Thing For You
--Rhonda Fleming - short interview With Ed
--Owen Mcgivney, Jr. - Plays 5 characters with costume change.
--Conrad Buckner (tap dancer)
--Bobo Barnett (Clown & animal circus act) - Big clown gets out of tiny car
--Baron Bweakas (spelling?) - Comedic violin player, plays 2 violins at same time

11.37 [568] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-May-1959 CBS Sun (repeated 03-Sept-1961)
Guests:
Bobby Darin, Edith Piaf, Wayne and Shuster, Trude Adams
Highlights:
--Bobby Darin - "Mack the Knife" & "Dream Lover"
--Edith Piaf - "M'Lord" (& possible 2nd song: "Come On Let's Hear It")
--Peter Fit (magician) - floating cane trick & trick with bottles
--Trude Adams - "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"
--Jackie Kannon & Jerri Bergen (comedy team) - play piano, sing parodies
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) Crime syndicate sketch, take off on crime TV shows.
--Ed appears with Rhesus Monkey from space program (at beginning of show).
--Rex Ramer (comedian) - "Cocktails for For Two" (Spike Jones impression)
--Pompoff and Thedy (Vaudeville performers doing a comedy-magic act)
--Lord Buckley, Ed Sullivan, Wayne & Shuster, and Trude Adams do a pantomime act.
Audience bows: Judge John, Carol Ralphs

11.38 [569] The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Jun-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Johnny Horton, James Cagney, Al Martino, The Barry Sisters
Highlights:
James Cagney segment:
--Montage of Cagney movie clips: "Public Enemy," "Angels With Dirty Faces," "Oklahoma Kid,"
"The Fighting 69th," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" & "Mr. Roberts"
--James Cagney talks about his career (remote, possibly from California)
--Film clip: "Shake Hands with the Devil"
Additional guests:
--Johnny Horton - "The Battle of New Orleans"
--Al Martino - "I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart"
--The Barry Sisters - "Man Man" & "Come Prima"
--Maria Neglia - "Hot Canary" (on violin)
--Dewey Pigmeat Markham - Dewey & Shorty argue mathematics
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedy) - Ed appears with Jack to play a cowboy.
--Chiquita & Pedro (dog act with 2 dogs dancing in Mexican clothing)
--Bennett & Patterson (comedians, do their impressions of "The Year In Television")
Audience bows:
Lt. Peter Dalkin & Eddie Regan (West Point Rhodes Scholars), Art Wahl
--On stage bows: Johnny Horton (prior to singing "Battle of New Orleans") & Betsy Rawles

11.39 [570] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Jun-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Brook Benton, Connie Francis, Wayne & Shuster, Henny Youngman, Robert Merrill
Highlights:
--Brook Benton - "Endlessly"
--Connie Francis - "Lipstick on Your Collar" & "Mammy"
--Henny Youngman (comedian doing a professor routine)
--Robert Merrill - "Vesta La Giuba"
--Wayne & Shuster (comedians doing a "Professor In The Jungle" routine)
--Jackie Miles (comedian) - does a going to the movies routine with Sullivan
--Augie & Margo (dance team doing the Mambo)
--Marvin Roy (magician known as "Mr. Electric") - uses scarves & light bulbs, a string of lights come out of his mouth
--Remote from Liberty Island - fireworks display in tribute to Henry Hudson.
Audience bows: Jule Styne (Broadway composer),
Paul Ford (film and TV actor), Joel Montgomery (12 year old spelling bee champion)

11.40 [571] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Jun-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Fabian, Georgia Gibbs, Kirby Stone Four, John Wayne (on tape)
Jack Benny, Constance Towers (on tape), Wayne and Shuster, Shelley Berman
Highlights:
--Jack Benny cameo: After Ed claims to have found a one-dollar bill in the lobby, Benny comes on stage to claim it.
--On tape: John Wayne & Constance Towers wish Ed a happy 11th Anniversary
--Georgia Gibbs - "Once Upon a Nickel"
--Fabian - "Tiger" and "Mighty Cold"
--Kirby Stone Four - "It's A Really Big Show (Shoe)" (with Ed joining them on song)
--Wayne And Shuster - comedians do a Julius Ceaser sketch titled "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga"
--Shelly Berman (stand-up comedy: child psychology & flying).
--Will Jordan (comedian) - does a Sullivan impersonation and sings "Bye Bye Love"
--The Shirleys (a Balloon Sculpting Group) - throw balloons into the audience.
Audience bows (at beginning of show):
Billy Casper (tennis player), Sylvia Fine (wife of Danny Kaye), and 3 heroes of French Resistance movement.

11.41 [572] The Ed Sullivan Show: 11th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
28-Jun-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Duke Ellington, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, Jean Carroll, Otto Preminger, Tina Robin, Rickie Layne
Highlights:
--Lloyd Price - "Personality"
--Duke Ellington - "Anatomy of a Murder" & "Flirty Bird"
--Otto Preminger - director of the film "Porgy & Bess" (90-second segment, probably an interview)
--Frankie Avalon - "A Boy without a Girl" & "That's Jazz"
--The Armstrong Band (without Louis) - plays untitled song
--Ingamar Johannson (new Heavyweight Boxing Champ shows knockout punch to Ed).
--Italian Modern Jazz Dancers
--Jean Carroll (stand-up comedy: teenage dates & modern times)
--Little Dane & Mason - "That's Plenty" and "Can Do" (comic demonstration of invention of the fugue form in music)
--Ricky Layne & Irving - do a beatnik ventriloquist routine with the puppet harassing Ed.
--Tina Robin - "Splish Splash" & "Hound Dog"
--Erich Brenn (plate spinner)
Audience bow:
Fred Astaire

11.42 [573] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Jul-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Ames Brothers, Patachou, Alan King, Ford & Hines
Highlights:
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - medley ("Too Young," "Paper Doll," "Everything I Have is Yours,"
"Seems Like Old Times," "If I Didn't Care" and the Lawrence Welk theme).
--Patachou (French singer) - "Time After Time"
--Alan King (comedian)
--Ford and Hines (comedy team)
--Helen Halpin (vocal impressionist)
--Ivry Gitlis (Israeli violinist) - "Paganini Violin Concerto"
--Pinky and Perky (puppets from England)

11.43 [574] The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Jul-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Carol Channing, Georgia Gibbs, Wayne & Shuster, Bob Lewis
Highlights:
--Carol Channing - "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend"
(Carol gives a phony diamond to Ed, then throws phony diamonds out to audience members).
--Georgia Gibbs - "Arrivaderci Roma" and "Rock-A-Bye-Baby"
--Wayne & Shuster (comedians performing sketch: "The Hula Hoop Murder Case" with Inspector Johnny Chan)
--Dukes of Dixieland (jazz group) - perform two songs
--The Three Wiles (dance trio)
--Bob Lewis (comedian, doing magic and comedy tricks)
--Francis Brunn (juggler)
--Noelle Adam (dancer from France) - does a dance number with many other dancers.

11.44 [575] The Ed Sullivan Show: SPOLETO FESTIVAL (taped in Italy)
19-Jul-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
John Gielgud, Eileen Farrell
Highlights:
--Sir John Gielgud Shakespeare readings (filmed at Gian Carlo Menotti's palace)
--Eileen Farrell (American soprano) sings "Pace, pace, mio Dio" (from Verdi's opera "La Forza del Destino".
Filmed at the ancient amphitheater) and Verdi's "Requiem Mass" (filmed at the Duomo square).
--Eileen Farrell and the Armstrong Band "Sunny Side of the Street"
(Louis Armstrong jazz band without Louis, who was ill.) (filmed at the market place).

11.45 [576] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Jul-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Eartha Kitt, Charlton Heston (on film), Roger Williams, Pat Henning, Phil Foster
Highlights:
--Eartha Kitt - "Little White Lies" & "What More Is There To Say."
--Eartha Kitt (later in show) - "Turkish Rendition of CBD" & "Hora Ki Mi Tsion" (in Hebrew)
Note: Another source listed the songs as "Uska Dara" and "Ki Mi Taion"
--On film: "Ben Hur" film clip with Charlton Heston riding chariot.
Also: Ed on movie set riding in chariot with Heston.
--Jamaica Dancers (dancers from Broadway play "Jamaica")
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "The Flight of the Bumblebee" & "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"
--Pat Henning (stand-up comedian) - rolls up a handkerchief to make it look like a dancer
& does impressions of E. G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Charles Laughton.
--The Happy Jesters (comedy-musical trio) - "Your Cheatin' Heart" and, later in show, "Heart Of My Heart"
--Phil Foster (stand-up comedy, topics: The Dodgers team & marriage)
--The St. Clairs (family of tap dancers) - appear twice in show.
Later in show, group tap dances to "Louise." The first number might be "How High the Moon."
--LaValle (magician)

11.46 [577] The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Aug-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Platters, Roberta Peters, Shelley Berman
Highlights:
--The Platters - "Remember When," "Dance with Me, Henry" & "Darktown Strutters' Ball"
--Roberta Peters (opera star) - "Laughing Song" (from the "Fledermaus")
--Shelley Berman (comedian)
--Jill Corey (singer) - "I Want to be Loved" & "Bye, Bye, Blackbird"
--Ricky Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)
--Helen Wood (ballerina)
--Judge Dewey Markham and Shorty (comedy team)
--The Bizzaro Brothers (comedy trio)
--Ugo Frediani (juggler from Italy)
--The Alcettys (plate spinning act)

11.47 [578] The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Aug-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jane Russell, Sid Kroft, Shecky Greene, Toni Arden
Highlights:
--Jane Russell - "Say It Isn't So"
--Jane Russell and her brother Kevin - perform an unidentified song (possibly titled "Dearie")
--Toni Arden (singer) - "Non Dimenticar"
--Toni Arden and her brother Jan Arden - "Ain't She Sweet," "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" & "Pigalle"
--Sid Kroft and his marionettes
--Keefe Brasselle (actor) - plays a song and does impressions of Al Jolson, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor
--Shecky Greene (comedian) - comedy routine: jokes with Ed Sullivan
(who appears on stage throughout most of routine). Shecky then impersonates a German coed.
--Sabicas (flamenco guitar player)
--Helene and Howard (dancers) - add slapstick comedy to their dance routine
--The Martin Brothers (flame throwing juggling act) - the team perform their flaming club routine with the lights out.
--Miss Mara (trapeze artist) - circus act
--Shaller Brothers (jugglers) - trampoline act

11.48 [579] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Aug-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Lionel Hampton, Teresa Brewer, Jan Murray
Highlights:
--Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) - "Ain't Got That Swing" and "Lady Be Good"
--Teresa Brewer - "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "Melancholy Baby" & "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street"
--Jan Murray (comedian)
--Myron Cohen (comedian)
--Joe Howard and son Joe Jr. (singing-comedy team) - "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"
--Jan Peerce (opera singer) - "Vesti La Glubba" & "You'll Never Walk Alone"

11.49 [580] The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Aug-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Luise Rainer, Alan King, Dolores Wilson
Highlights:
--Luise Rainer (actress, filmed interview)
--Alan King (comedian)
--Dolores Wilson (Metropolitan opera singer)
--Johnny Haymer (comedian)
--Turk Murphy and his band
--Althea Gibson (singer, tennis champion)
--Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson (comedy team)
--The Smyth Brothers (Irish singing group)
--John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (English dance team, ballet)

11.50 [581] The Ed Sullivan Show: ANNUAL ARMY TALENT SHOW
30-Aug-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Steve Lawrence, Henny Youngman
Highlights:
Civilian talent:
--Henny Youngman (comedian)
--Rickie Layne (ventriloquist)
--Modern Jazz Dancers (from Italy) - "Zabandara"
Army talent:
--Steve Lawrence (singer, serving in the Army at the time) - "Day In, Day Out"
--Peter Duchin (pianist, son of pianist Eddie Duchin) - "To Love Again" and "Summertime"
--Alan Cohn (singer) - "Nessun Dorma"
--Boyd Dounveor (singer) - "Danny Boy"
--The Fort Sheridan Chamber Quintet including Alan Marlowe of Encino (instrumental group)
--The Jamaicans (vocal group) - "Jamaica Farewell"
--Jack Larson (impressionist) - "Catch a Falling Star," "King Creole" and "Hound Dog"
--Eugene Misirowski (dancer) - "Lover"
--John Park (singer) - "Flamingo"
--Darrell Porter (singer) - "Lonesome Road"
--The Second Army Band and Chorus - "This Is It," "Caught in the Act" and "Army Goes Rolling Along"
--The Troubadours (instrumental group) - "Drunken Soldier"

11.51 [582] The Ed Sullivan Show: Broadcast from Madison Square Garden:
06-Sep-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bobby Darin, Frankie Laine, Teresa Brewer, Myron Cohen, Will Jordan
Highlights:
--Bobby Darin - medley: "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Lonesome Road" "When The Saints Go Marching In"
--Frankie Laine - "Someday" & "Rocks and Gravel"
--Teresa Brewer - "How Could I Believe" and "Diamond"
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian: Irishman Vs Jewish man in an election, Rabbi and Priest in auto accident, etc.)
--Will Jordan (impressionist) - does an impression of Ed Sullivan, Ed singing "Bye Bye Love"

11.52 [583] The Ed Sullivan Show: (final show of season 11)
13-Sep-1959 CBS Sun
Guests:
Edith Piaf, Itzhak Perlman, Jack Carter, Jane Morgan, Arnold Stang, Rickie Layne
Highlights:
--Edith Piaf (French Chanteuse)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--IItzhak Perlman (Israeli pianist)
--Jane Morgan (singer)
--Flaviano Labo (opera tenor)
--Arnold Stang (comedian)
--Harrison and Fisher (dance team)
--Ricky Layne (ventriloquist)
--Latona, Graham and Chadel (acrobats)
--Hubert Castle (tightrope performer)
 
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