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Season 13 (CBS)(1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger (Updated August 2012)
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"The Ed Sullivan Show"
Season 13 (1960-61)
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CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
13.01  The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Sep-1960 CBS Sun
Red Buttons, David Seville, Patachou, Dick Roman, Jan Peerce
--David Seville & the Chipmunks (The Bunin Puppets as the Chipmunks)
- "Comin' Round The Mountain" & "The Witch Doctor"
--Red Buttons - Thank Heaven For Little Girls"
--Patachou - "Manege" (in French) & "All The Way"
--Dick Roman - "Wagon Wheels" & "The Sound Of Music" and, later in show, a medley of French songs: "C'est Si Bon,"
"April In Paris,""Rigalle," "Aupres De Ma Blonde" & "Poor People Of Paris"
--Jan Peerce - "Vesti La Giubbia"
--The Ardrey Sisters (singers/dancers) - while seated, they tap dance as if they are typing and, later in show, they sing
& tape dance to "Mountain Music."
--Bob Hammond's Birds (cockatoos) - sketch where birds attack a fort
--Rex William's Elephants (animal act, one elephant stands on backs of two others)
--Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist doing variation of the "Who's On First" routine using band members instead of ball players)
--Milbourne Christopher (magician) - does rope trick, then makes 10 people appear from a box.
13.02  The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Oct-1960 CBS Sun (repeated 16-Jul-61)
Bob Newhart, Danny Thomas, Mickey Rooney, Joey Foreman
The McGuire Sisters, Earl Grant
--Bob Newhart (comedian) - does a monologue about an employee who releases all of his pent-up resentment at his retirement party.
--Mickey Rooney & Joey Foreman (comedy sketch) - Rooney plays a drunken, inept Senator interviewed by reporter Forman.
--Danny Thomas (stand-up routine: sings a little & tells jokes about marriage)
--The McGuire Sisters - "I Love You"
--The McGuire Sisters & the Kane Triplets - "Kids" (from "Bye Bye Birdie"); "Hound Dog" excerpt,
"When the Saints Go Marching In" & "That Old Soft Shoe"
--Earl Grant (singer-organist) - "Old Man River" and "El Cumbanchero"
--Harvest Moon Dancers (perform various dances: the rhumba, waltz, polka, jitterbug, and the fox trot)
--Joselito (singer) - "Alegrias" & "Violino Tzigano"
--Bernard Lee (fire dancer)
Audience bows: Roger Maris, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford Bill "Moose" Skowron; Wilma Rudolph (Olympic track star who
won 3 gold metals);Marjorie Lord; Andy Griffith; Al Mingert (Mingert appears bows from on stage).
[--] 09-Oct-1960 CBS Sun - "Ed Sullivan" was a repeat from 20-Mar-60 (Circus Stars from All Over the World)
13.03  The Ed Sullivan Show: SEE AMERICA - broadcast from SAN FRANCISCO:
16-Oct-1960 CBS Sun
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Little Ginny Tiu
The San Francisco Boys Chorus
--Peggy Lee - "I Love Being Here with You," "Yes Indeed" & "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)"
13.04  The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Oct-1960 CBS Sun
Jack Carter (comedian)
Gordon and Sheila MacRae (husband and wife team)
The Crosby Brothers
Erroll Garner (jazz musician)
Eileen Farrell (soprano)
The Five Williams (juggling act)
[---] 30-Oct-1960 CBS Sun - "Ed Sullivan" was pre-empted for a Danny Kaye special
13.05  The Ed Sullivan Show: SEE AMERICA - filmed in CHICAGO (2nd in Sullivan's "See America" series)
06-Nov-1960 CBS Sun
Guests (from various Chicago sites):
--Charlton Heston at Northwestern University. Ed talks with Heston about his days at Northwestern. Heston recites
the Carl Sandburg poem "Chicago."
--Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) sings "How Great Thou Art" to group of children.
--Benny Goodman (clarinetist) - "Running Wild" and, at the Art Institute, plays with Chicago's Fine Arts String Quartet.
--Bob Newhart (stand-up comedy routine: school for bus drivers,Chicago) Segment probably filmed at Loyola University.
--Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with Charlie McCarthy) - Bergen wears a Viking helmet while they tell a story about the Vikings.
--Delores Gray (musical-comedy star) - "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
--The Swe-Danes (vocal-instrumental trio) - "The Swe-Dane Shuffle" and "Cukoo Bird"
-- Medinan Black Horse Troop (Black Horse Guards) - equestrian troupe ride in a formation parade.
Throughout the program Sullivan visits different Chicago sites: Ed walks through O'Hare Airport & shows footage of
Butch O'Hare in Navy plane; Hull House; Colorado Cowboys at Stock Yard; footage of Johnny Weismuller at swimming pool;
the Chicago water tower shown; Ed talks about the 1871 Chicago fire; aerial footage of stock yards;
livestock auction; and the Chicago Art Institute.
13.06  The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Nov-1960 CBS Sun
Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Walter Pidgeon, Shirley Bassey
Rowan and Martin, John Wayne (cameo), Beatrice Lillie, Sam Levenson
Scenes from "Bye Bye Birdie" (Broadway cast):
--Trio of teenage girls sing "We Love You Conrad" (joined by Dick Van Dyke)
--Dick Van Dyke sings "Put on A Happy Face" (song & dance number with teenage girl)
--Chita Rivera - "Spanish Rose" (song and dance number)
--Walter Pidgeon (actor) and Beatrice Lillie - "Bored People"
--Beatrice Lillie - "Little White Bull"
--John Wayne - promotes the film "The Alamo"
--Shirley Bassey (British singer) - "S'wonderful" & "The Party's Over"
--Rowan & Martin (comedy team) - routine where an alcoholic tries to stop drinking
--Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian) - routine about a school teacher
--The Le Bully Trio (German novelty act) - German clown act
13.07  The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Nov-1960 CBS Sun
Jerry Lewis (scheduled guest)
Connie Francis (scheduled guest)
Sophie Tucker (scheduled guest)
The Kim Sisters (a vocal-instrumental trio from Korea) (scheduled guests)
Ford and Reynolds (comedy team) (scheduled guests)
13.08  The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Nov-1960 CBS Sun
Tony Martin (scheduled guest)
Anna Maria Alberghetti (scheduled guest)
Shecky Greene (scheduled guest)
Birgit Nilsson (scheduled guest)
Wayne and Shuster (scheduled guests)
The 1960 All-America Football Team (selected by the American Football Coaches Association)
13.09  The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Dec-1960 CBS Sun
Jackie Wilson, Mort Sahl, Jane Morgan, Joyce Flissler
Joselito, Barney Lee, Rickie Layne
--Jackie Wilson - "To Be Loved," "Lonely Teardrops" "Alone At Last"
--Mort Sahl (stand-up comedy routine: Kennedy, Korean War, Veterans clinic)
--Jane Morgan - "Riddle Song," "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "It Takes Love"
--Joyce Flissler - "Melodie" (classical violinist plays Tchaikovsky)
--Joselito (10 year old Spanish singer) - "Alegrias" & "Violino Tzgana" (correct song titles?)
--Barney Lee (Hawaiian fire dancer / juggler)
--Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act, doing Sinclair Lewis & "Mutiny On the Bounty" bit)
--Rod Alexander and Carmen G. (dance team) - couple dances to records: "Hoedown," "Theme From 'The Apartment'" & "Hucklebuck."
Audience bows: Colleen Dewhurst (star of Broadway's "All the Way Home"); Ailene MacMahon
13.10  The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Dec-1960 CBS Sun
Teresa Brewer (scheduled guest)
Billy Eckstine (singer)
Myron Cohen (scheduled guest)
Guy Marks (scheduled guest)
Pompoff Thedy and family (clown trio) (scheduled guest)
Brascia and Tybee (dance team) (scheduled guests)
The Swe-Danes (a vocal and instrumental trio from Scandinavia)
13.11  The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Dec-1960 CBS Sun
Mahalia Jackson, Roger Williams, Hal March, Jack Carter, The Limeliters
Trude Adams, Phil Ford, Mimi Hines
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "Flight Of the Bumblebee" & "O Come All Ye Faithful"
--Mahalia Jackson - "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" and "By His Word"
--Hal March & Tom D' Andrea - Army skit: two pals discuss their life in the service
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedy routine: show biz & social criticism)
--The Limeliters - "There's A Meeting Here Tonight" & When I Came To This Land" (with solo by Glenn Yarborough)
--Trude Adams - "Look Where You're Going" (sings to a puppet)
--Coco The Chimp (Chimp act) - Chimp in army uniform performs military stances.
--Phil Ford & Mimi Hines (husband & wife comedy team) - play a British couple, Reggie & Cynthia, they sing "Wherever We Go"
--Finale: Roger Williams, other guests, & Ed sing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
13.12  The Ed Sullivan Show: CHRISTMAS SHOW
25-Dec-1960 CBS Sun
--Roberta Peters & Alfred Drake - "Winter Wonderland" duet
--Roberta Peters - "Swiss Echo Song" (Roberta dressed in traditional Swiss costume)
--Alfred Drake - "I Wonder As I Wander"
--Odetta - "Shout For Joy" & "Poor Little Jesus" (singing Gospel style & playing folk guitar)
--Sound of Music girls (Broadway cast?) - sing "Little Snowman"
--Baird Puppets - Sketch where an elf puppet kidnaps Ed. Ed becomes a puppet introducing acts for Baird.
--Gali Gali (magician doing tricks, assisted by Desi Arnaz and Steven Marx, Groucho's grandson) Note: might be Desi Jr.
--Robert Shaw Chorale (shown caroling through Rockefeller Center) -
"Joy To The World," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" & "The First Noel"
--Ed Sullivan & Shaw Chorale - Ed reads "The Stranger," a poem about Jesus while the Shaw Chorale hums "Silent Night."
--Robert Shaw Chorale (at end of show) - European medley
--Night scenes of NYC: RCA skyscraper lit at night & 65 Foot Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza
--Margi Lee (ice skater) - skates to "The Nutcracker" in Central Park Ice skating rink.
13.13  The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Jan-1961 CBS Sun
Fran Jeffries (scheduled guest)
George Jessel (scheduled guest)
Earl Grant (scheduled guest)
--Tammy Grimes (musical-comedy performer, from Broadway's "The Unsinkable Molly Brown")
--Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (husband-and-wife entertainers)
--George Jessel (comedian)
--Earl Grant (singer-organist)
13.14  The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Jan-1961 CBS Sun
Sal Mineo, Damita Jo, Bob Newhart, Bob and Ray, Bob Elliott
Ray Goulding, Gogi Grant, Robert Goulet
--Sal Mineo - reads from Exodus Chapter 15
--Damita Jo - "It's Too Soon to Know"
--Gogi Grant - medley of songs from "Gypsy"
--Robert Goulet - "By Myself" and "If Ever I Would Leave You" (both songs from "Camelot")
[--] 15-Jan-1961 CBS Sun - "Ed Sullivan" was pre-empted for the special "The Gershwin Years"
a musical tribute to George Gershwin.
13.15  The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-Jan-1961 CBS Sun
The Belafonte Folk Singers
Edgar Bergen (vertriloquist)
The McGuire Sisters (singers) - "Run, Run, Run"
Don Adams (comedian) - does a magic act
--Sam Levene (actor) - reads "How Tevya Became a Dairyman," a Sholom Aleichem story.
--Joselito (13-year-old Spanish singer) - "Little Carousel" & "Ave Maria" (Joselito's 2nd Sullivan appearance)
--Augie and Margo (dancers)
--Princess Trajana (trapeze performers)
13.16  The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Jan-1961 CBS Sun
Nat King Cole (scheduled guest, appearance cancelled)
Ferrante and Teicher (scheduled guests)
Guy Marks (scheduled guest)
Wally Boag (scheduled guest)
Roberto Iglesias (scheduled guest)
--Carmen McRae (singer) - performs "Isn't It Romantic" and "Comes Love."
--Salvador Dali (artist) - demonstrates a new painting technique by firing a paint-filled capsule at a large canvas.
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Carol Channing (musical-comedy star) - performs excerpts from her Broadway musical revue "Show Girl."
--James Darren (singer)
--Ferrante and Teicher (piano duo)
--Hank and David (teenage singing duo, possibly Hank Mikesel & David Simmons - "Lop-Sided Overloaded")
--Guy Marks (comedian)
--Wally Boag (comedian)
--Roberto Iglesias (dancer with his company of Spanish dancers)
Scheduled guest Nat King Cole withdrew from this episode.
In a column printed shortly after this broadcast, UPI columnist Fred Danzig wrote:
"Nat King Cole withdrew from Sunday night's Sullivan show because Sullivan wouldn't let him plug his latest record."
"In response to Cole's blast, Mr. Sullivan spoke with scorn about what he called "plugola" and made it sound as though plugs
were unheard of on his show. Without half-trying, I counted three movie plugs, one Broadway show plug, three record plugs
- all on last night's hour."
13.17  The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Feb-1961 CBS Sun
Dorothy Dandridge, George Jessel, Pete Fountain, Erroll Garner, Peter Marshall
Tommy Noonan, Cesare Siepi, The Barry Sisters
--Dorothy Dandrige (actress-singer) - "Lonely Little Lady In The Dark," "Everytime" & "Somebody."
--Pete Fountain (clarinet player with his jazz quartet) - "I Got Rhythm."
--Errol Garner (jazz pianist w/combo) - "Solitaire" & "It's All Right With Me."
--Cesare Siepi (operic basso) - possibly the Neapolitan song "I' Te Vurria Vasa."
--The Barry Sisters (singers) - "Ciao, Ciao" & "Bambino" (in Italian & English)
--George Jessel - tells jokes & sings "Toot Toot Tootsie" (Al Jolsen song).
--Tommy Noonan and Peter Marshall (comedy team) - bar sketch with a hung over man with the shakes.
(Peter Marshall from the "Hollywood Squares")
--Mira Brassfield & Doris Fuchs (Olympic gymnasts doing a parallel bar routine).
--Boy Scouts recite oath.
--Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - modern dance number.
--Audience bows: Joey Ray, Abe Lasgow, and Gene Delmont
--On film: scenes from the movie "The Misfits" with Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift.
13.18  The Ed Sullivan Show:
12-Feb-1961 CBS Sun
Paul Anka, Myron Cohen, Henry Fonda, Peggy Lee
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Carmen De Lavallade, Claude Thompson
--Peggy Lee (singer) - "Winter Weather," "Why Don't You Do Right" and 1 more song (title unknown).
--Paul Anka (singer) - "The Story of My Love," "Somebody Loves Me" and "Each Day is Valentine's Day."
--The Wanderers (doo wop vocal quartet) - sings "Shad Rack" and an Israeli song "Where Can I Go?"
--Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (comedians)
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
--Henry Fonda (actor) - reads two Abraham Lincoln speeches: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his farewell speech at Stringfield.
--Claude Thompson and Carmen de Lavallade (modern dancers) - perform John Butler's conception of "Willow Weep for Me."
--Tony Risso (musician, introduces as a "one man band") - plays a novelty musical instrument: an air pump with balloon attached.
--The Martelli Trio (comedic acrobatic dancers from France)
--Audience bows: Jimmy Durante & his wife Margie Little.
13.19  The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-Feb-1961 CBS Sun (repeated 6-Aug-61)
Wayne and Shuster
Rowan and Martin (Dan Rowan & Dick Martin)
--Lucille Ball and Paula Stewart sing "Hey, Look Me Over," in a scene from their Broadway play "Wildcat."
--Leon Bib (folk singer) - "The Ox Driver" and "Maria."
--The Bill Black Combo (instrumental group, former back-up group to Elvis) - instrumental medley: "Don't Be Cruel,"
"Cherry Pink" & "Hearts Of Stone."
--Lisa Carroll - "Language Of Love."
--Wayne And Schuster (comedy team) - Ed Sullivan plays "Dead Eye" in a comedy routine set in saloon.
--Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy team) - do a diet doctor routine.
--Jack Carter (comedian) - sings "Sing You Sinners," and does beatnik jokes & a flamingo dance.
--Justin Wilson (Cajun storyteller)
--Sondra Lee & Buzz Miller (dancers) - modern jazz routine (with back-up dancers).
13.20  The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Feb-1961 CBS Sun
Henny Youngman (comedian)
Frank Gorshin (comedian)
Shari Lewis (puppeteer-ventriloquist)
The Piero Brothers (jugglers)
--Spike Jones (bandleader-comedian) - Leonard Bernstein parody.
--Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) performs "Necessity."
--Blossom Seeley sings "Toddling the Todalo."
13.21  The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Mar-1961 CBS Sun
Louis Armstrong, Bob Newhart, Earl Grant, The McGuire Sisters
The Kane Triplets, Joan Fairfax, Ron Hussmann, Ford and Hines
--Louis Armstrong & Band - "That's My Home," "Back Home In Indiana," "Blueberry Hill" and "Tiger Rag."
--Louis Armstrong & Band - "Now You Has Jazz" and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home."
--Earl Grant - "Old Man River" and "El Cumbanchero"
--The McGuire Sisters - "I Love You."
--The Kane Triplets and The McGuire Sisters - "Kids."
--Joan Fairfax - "I Enjoy Being A Girl."
--Ron Hussmann (musical-comedy performer) sings "Carolina in the Morning."
--Joselito - song title(s) unknown
--Bob Newhart (comedian)
--Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (comedy team)
--The Novelities (musical-comedy group)
--The Dancers from Broadway's "13 Daughters."
--Jackie Wilson (announced at beginning of show, but does not perform?)
13.22  The Ed Sullivan Show: ST. PATRICK'S DAY SHOW
12-Mar-1961 CBS Sun
Tammy Grimes (scheduled guest)
Pat O'Brien (scheduled guest)
The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem (scheduled guests)
Brendan O'Dowda (scheduled guest)
Mary O'Hara (scheduled guest)
--Tammy Grimes (musical-comedy star) sings a "Finian's Rainbow" medley.
--Pat O'Brien (actor) - tells a few Irish stories.
--Helen Kane (1920's era singer) - "Kerry Dance" segment.
--The Emerald Girls Pipe Band of Dublin
--The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem (folk-singing group)
--Brendan O'Dowda (Irish tenor)
--Mary O'Hara (harpist)
--The McNiff Irish dancers
13.23  The Ed Sullivan Show: SALUTE TO JAY LERNER & FREDERICK LOEWE
19-Mar-1961 CBS Sun (repeated 10-Sep-61)
Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Robert Goulet, Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Manolo Fabregas
--Lerner & Lowe - perform a medley of their tunes including "How to Handle a Woman"
--Julie Andrews - "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" (production number with cast from "My Fair Lady")
--Julie Andrews - "I Could Have Danced All Night"
--Charles Victor - "With a Little Bit of Luck"
--Julie Andrews & Richard Burton - "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" (from "Camelot")
--Richard Burton - "Camelot"
--Julie Andrews & Robert Goulet - "Almost Like Being in Love" (from "Brigadoon")
--Robert Goulet - "Gigi" and "They Call the Wind Maria"
--Manolo Fabregas - "Por Que No Aprenden?" (Spanish version of "Why Can't the English?")
--On film: Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold - "I Remember It Well" (clip from the movie "Gigi")
13.24  The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Mar-1961 CBS Sun
Della Reese, Johnny Carson, Erroll Garner, Alfred Drake, Joan Holloway, Tony Pastor
--Della Reese sings "Bill Bailey."
--Alfred Drake (musical-comedy star) sings a medley of Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz show-tunes:
"You and the Night and the Music," "If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You" and "Alone Together."
--Johnny Carson (comedian)
--Erroll Garner (jazz pianist)
--Joan Holloway (dancer)
--Tony Pastor with sons Tony Jr. and Guy (vocal and instrumental group).
13.25  The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Apr-1961 CBS Sun
Charlton Heston, Roger Williams, Leontyne Price, Anita Bryant, Dick Roman
--Charlton Heston (actor) - dramatic Biblical reading: "Passion Of Our Lord"
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "Abide with Me." Later in show, "I Love You Truly" & "Sweethearts" medley.
--Dick Roman (singer) - "April In Paris"
--Leontyne Price - Lord's Prayer" and "Vissi D'arte" (second song in Italian)
--Anita Bryant (singer) - Spring medley
--Bill Baird (puppeteer) - Puppet playing "Easter Parade" on piano.
--Evana Lein (from the "Sound of Music" play) - "Finding the Magic Easter Egg" production number.
--Russ Burgess Birds (performing birds) - Birds doing tricks: riding on mini Ferris wheel & railroad train.
13.26  The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Apr-1961 CBS Sun
--Julie Wilson (singer) - "Sentimental Journey" and "Don't Take Your Love From Me."
--Oscar Brown Jr. (singer) - "The Work Song" and "Dat Dere."
--The First Percussion Sextet drum out "London Bridge."
--Jan Peerce (operatic tenor)
--Corbett Monica (comedian)
--Smith and Dale (comedy team) - Hungarian Restaurant sketch.
--Kimo Lee and the Modernasians (a quartet of Samoan dancers) - sword and fire dances.
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
13.27  The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Apr-1961 CBS Sun
Pearl Bailey, Jerry Orbach, Anna Maria Alberghetti, George Kirby, Carmen De Lavallade, Jack Carter
--Pearl Bailey performs "New Shoes" (more comedy than singing) and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."
--Pearl Bailey & Carmen De Lavallade - "Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree."
--Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Come Back To Sorrento" (in Italian).
--Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Yes My Heart" (from the Broadway musical "Carnival").
--Jerry Orbach - "Her Face" (from the Broadway musical "Carnival").
--Sandy Stewart (singer) - "After You've Gone."
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
--George Kirby (comedian) - does impressions of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Gary Cooper, Pearl Bailey, and Ed Sullivan.
--Hugh Lambert Dancers (6 Male Jazz Dancers On Gymnasium set)
--The Dandy Brothers (two clowns from Italy)
--Audience bow: Mrs. Babe Ruth (Clair Ruth)
13.28  The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Apr-1961 CBS Sun
--Harpo Marx (movie comedian) - complete with harp, does pantomime imitations in his comedy routine.
--Steve Rossi and Marty Allen (comedy team)
--Buddy Greco (singer)
--Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (husband & wife musical comedy team)
--Brascia and Tybee (dance team)
--Richardi (illusionist-magician) - disappearing girl routine.
--Timmie Rogers (comedian)
--Marisol (15-year-old Spanish singer-actress)
13.29  The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Apr-1961 CBS Sun
--Dizzy Gillespie (trumpeter)
--Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (comedy duo)
--The McGuire Sisters (vocal Trio) - "Them There Eyes."
--Eileen Farrell (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - aria from "La Forza del Destino."
--Charles L.K. Davis (Hawaiian tenor) - sings a medley of "night" tunes.
--The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (comic magician Carl Ballantine)
--The Elkins Sisters (balancing act)
13.30  The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-May-1961 CBS Sun
--Al Hirt (jazz musician with band) - "To Ava" and "Down By The Riverside."
--Rosemary Clooney sings "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."
--Earl Grant (singer-organist) - "Ebb Tide."
--The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons Dennis, Lindsay and Philip) sing "Joshua" and a medley of their father's tunes
("Swing On A Star"/"Don't Fence Me In"/"Accentuate The Positive"/"White Christmas"/"Pennies From Heaven").
--Rosemary Clooney, Al Hirt, and The Crosby Brothers perform "What's New at the Zoo?"
(song from the Broadway musical "Do Re Mi.").
--Myron Cohen (comedian)
--Wisa O'Orso (dancer) - "Steppin' Out With My Baby" production number with two male dancers.
--The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act).
--Willie Mays (baseball great) - scheduled to chat with Ed. (The previous week, Mays became the 9th Major League player to
hit four home runs in one game.)
CBS repeated this show on August 19, 1961 (with new segments added, possibly replacing the Willie Mays interview).
New segments added to August 19, 1961 repeat:
--The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (comic magician)
--The Elkin Sisters (balancing act)
13.31  The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-May-1961 CBS Sun
--Teresa Brewer sings "I Wouldn't Trade the Silver in My Mother's Hair" and "Milord."
--Gene Barry (actor, from the TV Western "Bat Masterson") joins Teresa Brewer for a "Hills of Old Kentucky" song and dance
--Richard Tucker (Metropolitan opera tenor) - "Nessun Dorma" (from Puccini's "Turandot").
--Pete Fountain (Dixieland clarinetist with jazz group) - "Tiger Rag."
--The Idlers (US Coast Guard vocal group, stationed at New London, CT) - "Sea Chanties."
--The Three Stooges (comedy team) - slapstick routine about a motion picture stand-in.
--Adam Keefe (comedian)
--Larry Griswold (acrobatic comedian)
13.32  The Ed Sullivan Show: Broadcast from the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas.
21-May-1961 CBS Sun
--Sandy Stewart sings "Some of These Days."
--Phil Harris sings "Preacher" & "The Bear" (with the Jubliee Four).
--The Jubilee Four (gospel quartet) - "Old Time Religion."
--Jerry Lewis - following an audience bow, Lewis runs on stage and does a stand-up comedy routine: he makes fun of
Ed Sullivan; tells jokes about folk singers and rock 'n' roll music (he mentions his son's band "Gary and the Playboys");
and sings "Mammy" (Al Jolson's signature song).
--Slap Dancers - humorous dance routine with German ethnic dancers slapping each other while dancing.
--Mac Ronay (French mime / magician) - does rope tricks.
--Rudy Cardenas (juggler from Mexico)
--Michelle & Michael (high divers / arial artists) - perform a high wire act over a huge pool.
--Japanese cyclist - woman does a balancing act on a bike.
--Audience bows: the Crosby Brothers; Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis.
13.33  The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-May-1961 CBS Sun
Jackie Wilson, Sophia Loren, Don Adams, Tammy Grimes, Abbe Lane, Xavier Cugat, Roberta Peters
--Jackie Wilson sings "For Me And My Gal" & "I'm Coming Back To You."
--Tammy Grimes sings "I Ain't Down Yet" & "Dolce Far Niente" (both songs from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown").
--Abbe Lane - "Never On Sunday."
--Xavier Cugat & Orchestra - "Jungle Concerto" (with 2 dancers)
--Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane - "The Pachanga."
--Roberta Peters - Aria From "Lucia Di Lammermoor."
--Don Adams (comedian) - does an umpire routine.
--Guy Marks - opera sketch
--Dick Albershart (acrobat) appears twice in show doing a comic trampoline act.
--Sophia Loren - appears live on stage to promote her movie "Two Women" (stills & film clip are shown).
--Audience bow: Mrs. Lou Gehrig
13.34  The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Jun-1961 CBS Sun
--Roger Williams (pianist) - "Dark Eyes."
--Leon Bibb (actor-singer) - performs the soliloquy from "Carnival."
--The Limeliters (folk group) - possibly "I Come for to Sing" and "Gunslinger."
--Jane Morgan (singer)
--The Broadway cast from "All the Way Home" perform three "unconnected" scenes from the play.
--Mort Sahl (comedian) - does a satirical comedy routine.
--Nancy Walker (comedienne)
--The Amandis (a tumbling act)
13.35  The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Jun-1961 CBS Sun
--Mahalia Jackson (Gospel singer) - "Come On Children Let's Sing" and "Rock Of Ages."
--Dolores Gray - 'Summer Stock' medley: "C'est Magnifique" and "You Can't Get A Man with A Gun" (with 4 dancers)
--Mike Clifford - "Pretty Little Girl" & "At Last."
--Tito Guizar (singer) - medley of Mexican songs.
--Tito Guizar and his daughter Lilia - "Tic Tac" duet.
--Giorgio Tozzi (Metropolitan Opera bass baritone) - "I've Got Plenty Of Nothing."
--Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
--Dick Weston (ventriloquist with two dummies)
--Mickey Wright (female golf pro, swings golf club on stage)
--Rola And Rolan (acrobatic balancing act)
--Burger's Animals (trained animal act) - dogs & monkey ride pony, boxing dogs, other dog tricks
--Sabor V (huge robot, radio controlled mechanical man) - robot shakes hands with Ed & says they look alike.
--On stage bow: Eleanor Powell
13.36  The Ed Sullivan Show: 13th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
18-Jun-1961 CBS Sun
--Cyril Ritchard, Dorothy Louden, Marion Marlowe, Jean Carroll and Bert Lahr perform a musical tribute to Sullivan.
--Dorothy Louden, Marion Marlowe and Jean Carroll - read excerpts from critiques
(reviews of Sullivan's TV series) and sing "Cryin' All the Way to the Bank."
--Bert Lahr (movie comedian) - sings "S-U-L-L-I-V-A-N."
--Connie Francis sings "Love Is Where You Find It" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You."
--Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) sings "The Lamp Is Low" and does a medley of songs from 1948.
--Al Hirt (trumpeter, with his combo) performs "What's New" and "It's A Long Way to Tipperary."
--Eddie Foy and Susan Johnson perform "I Wouldn't Bet A Penny" (from the Broadway musical "Donnybrook.")
--Joan Fagan sings "Sez I" (also from "Donnybrook").
--Charlie Manna (comedian) - does a submarine routine.
--Gene Littler (US Open champ) - gives a golf demonstration.
--Cameos/audience bows: Henry Crown (owner of the Empire State Building), Burt Elson (track star), Pinkus Sober,
and Raymond Walber (Walker?)
13.37  The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Jun-1961 CBS Sun
--Nancy Walker (comedienne) - plays the owner of a delicatessen in a comedy sketch.
--Nancy Dussault (singer-actress) sings "Lucky in Love" and "Lucky To Be Me."
--Peter Palmer (singer) - "Core n'Grato."
--Earl Grant (singer-organist)
--Conrad Buckner (tap dancer)
--Sam Levenson (humorist)
--Lisa Carroll (singer)
--Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
--Necker's Dalmations (animal act)
13.38  The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Jul-1961 CBS Sun
--Louis Armstrong and combo - "Sleepy Time Down South," "Up A Lazy River," "Ole Miss" & "Bill Bailey."
--Teresa Brewer - World War One production number (assisted by James Hurst): "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag
And Smile, Smile, Smile," "Till We Meet Again," "Over There," "My Buddy" & "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm?"
--Teresa Brewer (later in show) - sings "Bidin' My Time."
--James Hurst (musical-comedy star) - "Joey."
--Joan Holloway (singer-dancer) - "The Real American Folk Song"
--Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
--Rowan & Martin (comedy team doing a hotel sketch: Rowan wants to sleep, Martin wants to watch TV)
--Little, Dane & Masou (Vaudeville comedy trio) - "How Can You Believe Me," "How-De-Doo" & "She Used to be My Girl"
--Chop Chop And Charlene (illusion act, magician blows knot out of handkerchief and, later in show, makes a chicken
disappear & reappear in flaming pan)
13.39  The Ed Sullivan Show: (Show recorded earlier in the season)
09-Jul-1961 CBS Sun
--The Brothers Four (vocal group) - "My Little John Henry."
--Felicia Sanders sings a "My Fair Lady" medley: "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face," "I Could Have Danced All Night"
and "Without You."
--Phyllis Diller (comedienne)
--Joey Adams (comedian)
--Al Kelly (double-talk comedian)
--Eileen O'Dare (dancer, headliner of the Folies Bergere in Paris).
--Timmie Rogers (comedian and dancer) - does impressions of entertainers John Bubbles, Burt Williams and Bojangles Robinson.
--Gali Gali (magician)
--Gail Horner (6-year-old baton twirler)
--The Domenechs (balancing act)
--On film: a clip from the movie "Goodbye Again" starring Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand and Anthony Perkins.
[--] 16-Jul-61 CBS Sun - repeat from 02-Oct-60 (Danny Thomas, Mickey Rooney)
[--] 23-Jul-61 CBS Sun - repeat from 22-Mar-59 (From Portugal: Maurice Chevalier)
13.40  Ed Sullivan Show (Show taped earlier in the season).
30-Jul-1961 CBS Sun
--Pearl Bailey sings "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and "Toot Toot Tootsie."
--Pearl Bailey - "Cakewalk Your Lady" production number choreographed by John Butler.
--Alfred Drake & Marion Marlowe - "Stranger In Paradise" duet (song from the Broadway musical "Kismet").
--Alfred Drake (baritone singer) - "From a Prison Cell" solo from the Broadway musical "Irma La Douce."
--Don Adams (comedian) - routine on paperback books.
--Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist with his dummy Mortimer Snerd)
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian)
--Augie and Margo (dancers) - dance to the song "Bell, Book and Candle."
--Nicky Re David (a paddleboard expert)
--The Wazzans (10 Moroccan tumblers)
[--] 06Aug61 CBS Sun - repeat from 19-Feb-61
[--] 13Aug61 - repeat from 22-Mar-60 (Circus Stars from All Over the World)
[--] 20Aug61 - repeat from 7-May-61 (Al Hirt; Rosemary Clooney)
[--] 27Aug61 - repeat with Jerry Lewis; Connie Francis; Sophie Tucker
[--] 03Sep61 - repeat from 31May59 (Edith Piaf, Bobby Darin)
[--] 10Sep61 - repeat from 19Mar61 (Lerner & Loewe tribute) Final repeat
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