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Season 17 (CBS)(1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger (Updated Dec 2013)
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 17 (1964-65)

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 CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern [40 New Episodes]

17.1 [802] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Sep-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Beach Boys
Alan King
Robert Goulet
Leslie Uggams
Highlights:
--The Beach Boys - "I Get Around" and "Wendy."
--Robert Goulet - "Let There be Love," "Quiet Nights," "This is All I Ask" and "My Love Forgive Me (Amore Scusami)."
--Leslie Uggams - "I Feel Pretty" & "The Man I Love."
--Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about doctors.
--Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - gives Ed Italian lessons, sings the song "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off."
--On film: Dotson's Comedy Divers (at the Atlantic Ocean).
--Vonda Kay Van Dyke & Curley (Miss American 1965 performing her ventriloquist act) - sings "Together, Wherever We Go."
--Harvest Moon Ball Dancers (winners from different categories).
--Audience bow: Amy Norworth (widow of songwriter Jack Norworth).
--Audience bow: Mrs. Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey's mother).
--Cameo: actress Julie Newmar, co-star of "My Living Doll," a sitcom which premieres that night (Sept. 27, 1964) immediately after "Ed Sullivan" on CBS.

17.2 [803] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Oct-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Louis Armstrong
Sid Caesar
Pat Boone
Abbe Lane
Highlights:
--Louis Armstrong - "Hello Dolly" & "So Long Dearie."
--Sid Caesar (comedian) - does two skits: plays a Japanese baseball player sketch & a newsman reporting on the 1964 election results.
--Pat Boone - "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Beach Girl" and "Exodus."
--Abbe Lane - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" & "I'm In Love with A Wonderful Guy."
--Yogi Berra (New York Yankees manager)
--Jim Bouton (of the Yankees) - does a Frank Fontaine impression
--Tony Lama - golf match with Ken Venturi
--The Radugas (Raduga dancers) - Russian Cossack folk dance
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - puppet wearing a Beatle wig.

17.3 [804] The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Oct-1964 CBS Sun (repeated 04-Jul-65)
Guests:
Roy Orbison
Connie Francis
Juliet Prowse
The Harlem Globetrotters
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
George Kirby
Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer)
Highlights:
--Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman."
--Connie Francis - sings two medleys:
(1) baseball medley: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (& other baseball songs), "Meet Me In St. Louis" (& a song about New York).
(2) medley: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" and "After You've Gone Away"
(She might have also performed "My Man" on this episode.)
--George Kirby (comedian who does impressions, imitates Sammy Davis Jr.)
 --Jean Carroll (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about her husband & daughter)
--The Youngs (circus act, performers do jumps using a teeterboard)
Note:
The edited "Best of Sullivan" repeat includes Liza Minnelli - "The Travelin' Life" (from 03Jan1965).

17.4 [805] The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-Oct-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jackie Mason
The Animals
Van Johnson
Totie Fields
Rita Pavone
John Byner
Joan Sutherland
Highlights:
--The Animals (British Pop Group) - "I'm Crying" & "House of the Rising Sun."
--Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - routine includes imitation of news reporter Marvin Kalb commenting on LBJ's speech.
--The Cambridge Circus (British comedy troupe with Graham Chapman)
--Van Johnson - "I Want to be Happy" & talks with Ed about his past films.
--Joan Sutherland - "Ardon Gl' Insensi" (as Lucia)
--John Byner (comedian doing impersonations of celebrities)
--Rita Pavone - "Sul Cucozzole."
--Totie Fields (stand-up, tells jokes about her weight, banks & safe deposit box)
--The Cambridge Circus (British comedy troupe with Graham Chapman)
--Cameos: Bob Gibson & Tim McCarver (World Series heroes talk with Ed)
Note:
The infamous "finger" episode. Jackie Mason ends his routine with a hand gesture that Ed interprets as obscene.
Mason gets blackballed from television as a result.
To protect his career, Mason filed a libel suit filmed against Sullivan, which Mason won.
Jackie returned to Ed's show on 18-Sept-1966, and made at least five more appearances (on 23-Apr-1967, 25-Feb-1968, 24-Nov-1968, 22-July-1969, and 31-Aug-1969).

17.5 [806] The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Oct-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Rolling Stones
Laurence Harvey (actor)
Jack Jones
Stiller & Meara (comedy team of Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
London Lee  (comedian)
The Kim Sisters
Lawrence Harvey
Charlie Drake  (British comedian)
The Berosini Family (acrobats)
Highlights:
--The Rolling Stones - "Around and Around" and "Time is on My Side."
--Jack Jones sings "Gotta Travel On" & "Bewitched."
--The Kim Sisters (singers-musicians) perform "Joshua" and a traditional Scottish song.
--London Lee (young comedian) - speaks out in defense of teenagers.
--Charlie Drake (English pantomime comedian) - Instead of hanging a picture, "The Little Picture Hanger" destroys an entire room.
--Laurence Harvey (actor) reads from Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade," then presents the original 1854 bugle to Major Barryman.

17.6 [807] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Nov-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Rex Harrison (on film)
Alan King (comedian)
Dolores Gray (singer)
Leon Bibb  (folk singer)
Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist)
Richard Hearne  (British comedian)
Rolando (a balancing artist)
Highlights:
The Dave Clark Five (British pop group) - "Anyway You Want It" and "Because."
--Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Joey, Joey, Joey."
--Dolores Gray sings and dances to "Rose Of Washington Square" and "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey?"
--Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist), mimicking the of other vocalists, sings "Once In A Lifetime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "Where The Boys Are," "A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl," "The Man That Got Away," an opera song, and "Happy Days Are Here Again."
--Pat Buttram (comedian) - talks about Hollywood.
Filmed segment:
Rex Harrison, in Rome during the filming of "The Agony and the Ecstasy," takes Ed Sullivan on a carriage tour of The Eternal City.
 
17.7 [808] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Nov-1964 CBS Sun (repeated 01-Aug-65)
Guests:
Jimmy Durante
Jean Paul Vignon (French pop singer)
Nipsey Russell (comedian)
Sonny King
Eddie Jackson
Ginny Tiu and family (a children's variety act)
The Del Rey Brothers (jugglers)
Richard Hearne (British comedian)
The Bachelors (Irish singing trio)
 Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist)
Highlights:
--Jimmy Durante - "Old Man Time," "Fascination" & "Count Your Blessings."
--Sonny King and Jimmy Durante - "Hey, Look Me Over" & "I Ain't Down Yet."
--Eddie Jackson and Jimmy Durante - "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
  --Parker and Towers (ice skaters)
--The Fabulous Kids from Hong Kong (a vocal-instrumental group)
 
  17.8 [809] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Nov-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Peter and Gordon
Sammy Davis Jr.
Kaye Stevens
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Charlie Drake (British comedian)
The Kessler Twins (singers)
Highlights:
--Peter and Gordon (British singing duo) - "I Don't Want to See You Again" & "500 Miles."
--Sammy Davis Jr. - "Don't Shut Me Out."
--Kaye Stevens - "I'll Tell Them All."
  --Trio Hoganas (high wire balancing act)
--Brizio (Italian comic act)

17.9 [810] The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-Nov-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tony Bennett
Leslie Uggams
Victor Borge
Pat O'Brien (actor)
Highlights:
--Leslie Uggams sings "Somewhere" and a Gospel medley.
--Tony Bennett sings "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," "Moment Of Truth" and "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?"
--The Pan Am North Stars (steel drum band) - "Voices Of Spring."
Tribute to JFK:
--Pat O'Brien (actor) recites "What Is A Little Girl?" dedicated to Caroline Kennedy.
--Victor Borge recites a tribute to JFK while pianist Leonid Hambro plays the Overture By Strauss.
--Irish Children's Choir (probably from the Christian Brothers Elementary School In New Ross, County Wexford) sing "The
Boys of Wexford" and "Kelly, the Boy from Killane."
Also appearing:
--Audience bow: Anthony Newley

17.10 [811] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Nov-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Ella Fitzgerald
Gordon and Sheila MacRae
Myron Cohen
Corps De Ballet
Obernkirchen Children's Choir
Highlights:
--Ella Fitzgerald sings "Day In, Day Out," "Thanks For The Memories" and "Old MacDonald."
--Ella Fitzgerald (later in show) - "Ringo Beat."
--Gordon and Sheila MacRae sing a medley of "Hello Dolly" (Carol Channing impersonation), "People," "Happy
Days Are Here Again" (Barbara Streisand impression) and "I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight."
--The Obernkirchen Children's Choir (41 singing German children) sing "The Happy Wanderer."
--Corps De Ballet (20 dancers from Roland Petit's Broadway musical "Zizi") dance to "Espana."
--Myron Cohen (storytelling comedian) routine about the Fordham and NYU sports rivalry.
--Des O'Connor (British comedian) talks about the Generation Gap.
--Jorgen and Conny (European balancing act).
--Audience bows: boxers Gene Tunney, Jean Marie, and Jack Dempsey.
--Audience bows: 1964 All American Football Team (Dick Butkus and others); Jack Jones.

17.11 [812] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Dec-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sid Caesar
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Piccola Pupa
The Mitchell Trio (folk singers)
Sophie Tucker
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Betsy Palmer
Bob Lewis (comedian)
Highlights:
--Gary Lewis & the Playboys perform "This Diamond Ring."
--Jerry Lewis clowns around with his son Gary.
Gary Lewis recalls his reaction upon learning that he's going to be on The Ed Sullivan Show,
and sings "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" (song from the musical "Bye Bye Birdie").
--Sid Caesar - plays a bachelor considering various cold remedies.
--Sid Caesar & Betsy Palmer comedy routine: Following their honeymoon, newlywed Caesar discovers that his bride is a controlling neatness freak.
--The Chad Mitchell Trio (folk singers) - "Virgin Mary."
--Piccola Pupa sings "Quando, Quando, Quando" and "Stessa Spiaggia, Stesso Mare."
--Sophie Tucker sings a medley of "My Melancholy Baby," "After You've Gone," "Charlie McCoy," "Music, Maestro, Please," "Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye" and "Some of these Days."
--Bob Lewis (comedian & banjo player)
--Audience bows: tactical Air Command pilots Capt. Arnold F. Weber, Capt. Edward F. Kramer, Capt. Wayne R. Topp, and 1st Lt. Francis Sabo.
(According to newspaper reports, these men were part of a group of officers who set a new flight endurance record.)
--Audience bow: Governor Mark Hatfield, of Oregon.

17.12 [813] The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Dec-1964 CBS sun
Guests:
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Alan King
Robert Preston
Anita Bryant
Arthur Worsley  (British ventriloquist)
Con Conwally (balancing knife act)
Danielle Barioni
Highlights:
--Robert Preston sings "Half the Battle" (in a scene from the Broadway musical "Ben Franklin In Paris").
--Anita Bryant sings "Fly Me to the Moon."
--The Fabulous Echoes (Asian surf band, vocal & instrumental group) - "This Land Is Your Land," "Heart of Gold" and "It Won't Be Long."
--Daniele Barioni (Italian tenor) - "Nessun Dorma" (aria from the opera "Turandot").
--Stiller & Meara (comedy duo) - a visit with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole.
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)
--Alan King (comedian) - talks about the Christmas season.
--Marquis Chimps (trained animal act) - imitate the Beatles performing "She Loves You."
--Audience bow: Julie Harris (actress, with vintage clip from "Member of the Wedding").
--Audience bow: Frank Gifford
--Audience bows: Y. A. Tittle (New York Giants quarterback) and Tittle's two young sons.

17.13 [814] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Dec-1964 CBS sun
Guests:
Jack Jones
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Charlie Manna
Highlights:
--Jack Jones - Christmas medley & "My Favorite Things."
--Jack Jones (later in show) - "Somebody Loves Me" & "You're Nobody" medley.
--Allen & Rossi (comedy team) - James Bond spoof.
--Steve Rossi sings "Have You Had Any Fun?"
--Sandu and the Green Mountain Boys (might be Sandu Scott and the Scotties) -
sings, does imitations including Ed Sullivan and Carol Channing (singing "Hello Dolly").
--Charlie Manna (comedian) - opera sketch, sings "Barber of Seville."
--Jesuit Priests led by Father Lawrence Madden - Religious medley
--Victor Julian (circus dog act with dogs in costume, one as Santa Claus)
--Topo Gigio (mouse puppet) - Topo, homesick during Christmas, gets a phone call from Mama.
--Jim Brown - talks to Ed on stage
--George Carl (comic pantomime)
--The Morlidors (contortionist act) - man in black mask with 2 female assistants
--Audience bows: Buddy Hackett & London Lee
--Audience bow: Jack Rice (high-school all-American)

17.14 [815] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Dec-1964 CBS Sun
Guests:
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Leslie Uggams
The Serendipity Singers
Rip Taylor (comedian)
Frank Gorshin (impressionist)
Davis and Reese  (stand-up comedians)
Jean Carrol (comedian)
Highlights:
--The Supremes - "Come See About Me."
--The Serendipity Singers - "Every Time I Feel the Spirit."
--Leslie Uggams - "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" (with the Serendipity Singers) and "Cockeyed Optimist."
 
17.15 [816] The Ed Sullivan Show:
03-Jan-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Liza Minnelli
Jean Paul Vignon
Totie Fields
Marc London (comedian)
Carmen Sevilla
Lew Bassi (juggler)
The Mattison Trio (tap-dancers)
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--Liza Minnelli sings "The Travelin' Life."
--Liza Minnelli and Jean Paul Vignon sing "Boom."
--Jean Paul Vignon sings "Teach Me Tonight."
--Buddy Hackett (comedian) - talks to Ed about his career, memories of Coney Island.
--Totie Fields (comedian) - stand-up routine includes flirting with Ed and a cameraman.
--Karen Morrow appears in a scene from the Broadway musical "I Had A Ball."
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - frets over having to attend school.
--Jackie Vernon (comedian) - stand-up routine titled "Dull Men's Club."
--Carmen Sevilla sings "Mis Noches De Madrid" and "Estando Contino."

17.16 [817] The Ed Sullivan Show:
10-Jan-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sid Caesar
Wayne Newton
Betsy Palmer
Shari Lewis (puppeteer)
London Lee (comedian)
The Kim Sisters (singers)
Topo Gigio
The Sophie Maslow Dance Company
Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang
Highlights:
--Wayne Newton sings "Once In A Lifetime" & "Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody."
--Billy Eckstine sings "Ma, She's Making Eyes At Me" and "Who Can I Turn To?"
--The Kim Sisters (vocal-instrumental trio) perform "Fever."
--Zizi Jeanmaire (French singer and dancer) sings "En L'amour" from the Broadway musical "Zizi."
--Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gang perform "I Saw Her Standing There" and a medley.
--Sid Caesar (comedian) - does a violin pantomime.
--Betsy Palmer joins Sid Caesar for a sketch about a dad and his new baby.
Also appearing:
--Audience bows: from Broadway's "Hello, Dolly!": Carol Channing, Marge and Gower Champion.
--Audience bow: Jerry Herman, composer of "Hello, Dolly!" Ed then encourages everyone to sing along to "Hello, Dolly!"
--Audience bow: Dick Shawn

Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--The Sophie Maslow Dance Company
--London Lee (young comedian) - speaks on behalf of America's teenagers.
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sketch with Shari Lewis' puppet Lamb Chop.
--Shari Lewis (singer-puppeteer) - sings and dance number with the Hugh Lambert Dancers.
--Tarzan's Lion Act (circus act) - John Zerbini puts his head into the mouth of a lion.

17.17 [818] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Jan-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 15-Aug-1965)
Guests:
The Animals
Alan King  (comedian)
Shari Lewis (singer & puppeteer)
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Birgit Nilsson
George Kirby
Bach Yen
The Haslevs (trampoline artists)
Ravic & Babs (roller skaters)
Highlights:
--The Animals  (British Pop Group) - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
 --Birgit Nilsson - "In Cuesta Regia."
--Shari Lewis - "Singing in the Rain."
--Steve Rossi - "Be My Love."
--George Kirby (impressionist, sings "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore")
--Bach Yen (singer from Vietnam) - "Dem Dong" & "If I Had a Hammer."
--On film: A clip from "My Fair Lady" with Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and Wilfred Hyde White.

Note: The Animals made these appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show":
--"House Of The Rising Sun" & "I'm Crying" (October 18, 1964)
--"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (January 24, 1965)
--"Bright Lights Big City" & "Bring It Home To Me" (May 30, 1965)
--"The Work Song" (October 17, 1965)
--"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" & "Inside Looking Out" (February 6, 1966)
--"Shake" & "Don't Bring Me Down" (April 17, 1966)

17.18 [819] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Jan-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Lesley Gore
Burt Lancaster
Mickey Rooney
Miriam Makeba
Roger Williams
Highlights:
--Lesley Gore sings "The Look of Love" & "Hello Young Lovers."
--Miriam Makeba (South African folk singer) - "Intoyam" (with back up singers).
--Burt Lancaster (movie actor) - chats with Ed & presents a montage of clips from some of his movies.
--Mickey Rooney (movie actor & comedian) - does a "Candid Camera" sketch with Bobby Van.
--Shelley Berman (comedian) - routine about movie theater patron eating popcorn.
--Roger Williams (pianist) - plays "Brahms' Hungarian Overture #5."
--The Agastonios (or Argostinos) (acrobatic team/balancing act)
--Ravic & Babs (roller skatering team) - perform tricks.
--Audience bows: George Shavallo; William Shatner and Jessica Walter

17.19 [820] The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Feb-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jimmy Durante
Leslie Uggams
Stiller & Meara
Rebecca Raz
Jean Carroll (comedian)
Vaughn Monroe
Highlights:
--Jimmy Durante sings "Bless Them All," "They Only Want Me" (with the Copa Girls), "Inka Dinka Do" and "When You're Young at Heart."
--Jimmy Durante and Sonny King sing "Love You, Love You" and "That's My Boy."
--Jimmy Durante, Sonny King and Eddie Jackson perform "This Train."
--Audience bows: Jules Podell (Copa owner) & his wife.
--Audience bows: Marge & Cele Durante (Jimmy's wife & their 3-year-old daughter).
Other Highlights:
--Leslie Uggams sings "This Is the Life" (and a song with The Young Americans).
--The Womenfolk (folk singers) - "Sail Away" & "Rock-Em Daddy-O."
--Royal Welsh Male Choir sing "Men of Harlech."
--Rivka Raz (Israeli singer) - performs "I Could Have Danced All Night" (in Hebrew and English).
--Brascia & Tybee (dance team, doing a Spanish dance).
--Boy Scouts recite the "Scout Oath."
--The Petroffs (acrobats) perform a triple high-bar routine

17.20 [821] The Ed Sullivan Show:
14-Feb-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 8-Aug-1965)
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Rowan & Martin (Dan Rowan & Dick Martin)
Steve Lawrence
Victor Borge
Highlights:
--The Dave Clark Five (British Pop Group) - "Everybody Knows," "Because" & "Anyway You Want It."
--Steve Lawrence - "Hello, Dolly!" "People" & "Where Can I Go"
--Victor Borge - "Viennese Waltz" and a routine about an "inflationary language" (in which "Tuesday" would become "Threesday").
--Rowan & Martin (comedy team does a spy sketch and a quiz show routine)
--The Israeli Ballet - performs some native folk dances
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
--The Mattison Trio (tap dancers) - "Malaguena."
--John's balancing act

17.21 [822] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Feb-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sid Caesar
Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano)
Betsy Palmer
Frank Gorshin
Jerry Vale (singer)
The Three Kims (acrobats)
Conrad Buckner
Highlights:
--Sid Caesar plays a pianist in a pantomime sketch.
--Betsy Palmer joins Sid Caesar for a comedy sketch about a wife who has just purchased a mink coat.
--Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano) - "Laughing Song" from "Die Fledermaus."
--Jerry Vale sings "Have You Looked Into Your Heart?" and "For Mama."
--The Bachelors perform "Jailer Bring Me Water."
--Frank Gorshin - does impressions of actors Robinson, Burton, O'Toole, Raines, Martin, Cagney, and sings "Gonna Build A Mountain".
--The Three Kims (acrobats)
--Cameos (audience bows): Leslie Ann Warren & Celeste Holm (actresses, from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" airing Feb. 22, 1965 on CBS).

17.22 [823] The Ed Sullivan Show: From Florida's Miami Beach Auditorium
28-Feb-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Wayne Newton
Juliet Prowse
Alan King
Bill Dana
Highlights:
--Wayne Newton sings "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and a banjo medley (including "Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me," "Baby Face," "Waiting For The Robert E.Lee").
--Juliet Prowse (dancer) - "M'lord" and a can-can dance to the music of Jacques Offenbach.
--The Barry Sisters sing "Matchmaker," "L'Chaim," and "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face."
--The University Of Miami Glee Club perform "The Sound Of Music" And "Climb Every Mountain."
--At Hialeah Racetrack: The Singing Hialeah Jockey Octet sing "Hello Dolly" (crowd joins in for the 2nd verse).
--Alan King (comedian) - tells an airline horror story.
--Bill Dana (comedian, in character as "scuba diver" Jose Jimenez)
--Senator George Smathers (Democrat, Florida) reads from a letter by George Washington.
--The Sensational Leighs (aerial act) - swinging pendulum stunt at Hialeah Racetrack.
--Cameos (audience bows): Guy Lombardo (band leader), Cyd Charisse (dancer-actress), and Tony Martin (singer).

17.23 [824] The Ed Sullivan Show:
07-Mar-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald
Rita Pavone
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara) (comedians)
Roy Castle (British comedian)
The Clark Brothers (tap dancers)
The Carmenas (balancing act)
Highlights:
--Rita Pavone - "My Eyes" (production number with dancers).
--Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - "It Don't Mean A Thing."
--Duke Ellington - "The Opener."
--Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - medley of Duke's hits: "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," "I'm Beginning to See the Light,"
Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Mood Indigo" and "Cotton Tail."
--John Byner (comedian) - does impressions of Ed, Dean Martin and acrobats.
On film:
--Clip from "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews singing "My Favorite Things."
 
17.24 [825] The Ed Sullivan Show: 1965 St. Patrick's Day Show
14-Mar-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Petula Clark
The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem
Nancy Walker & Bert Lahr
Pat O'Brien
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Jimmy Roselli
Dorothy Donegan
Highlights:
--Petula Clark - "Downtown" and "I Know a Place."
--Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem (Irish folk singers) - "Wild Colonial Boy"
--Pat O'Brien (actor) - recites John Locke's "Exiles Return."
 --Steve Rossi - "I'll Set My Love to Music."
--Jimmy Roselli - "Femina" & "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby."
--Dorothy Donegan (pianist) - "The Man I Love."
--Nancy Walker & Bert Lahr (comedians) - pantomime sketch about an unhappy couple.
--The Olympiades (acrobats, body builders painted gold)


17.25 [826] The Ed Sullivan Show:
21-Mar-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Connie Francis
Tony Bennett
Melinda Marx
The Woody Herman Orchestra
Pat Butram (stand-up comedian)
Jean Carrol  (comedian)
Ray Bloch & Band
Texas Boys Choir Of Fort Worth
Claus Beckers (unicyclist)
Highlights:
--Gary Lewis & the Playboys - "This Diamond Ring" & "Count Me In."
--Tony Bennett (with the Woody Herman Orchestra) - "Love Scene," "If I Ruled The World," "Lullaby of Broadway" and "Who Can I Turn To."
--Connie Francis - "For Mama," "Goldfinger," and a Gospel medley ("(Up Above My Head) There's Music in the Air," "Glory, Glory," "Light Of Love" and a reprise of "Up Above My Head...").
--Melinda Marx (Groucho Marx's daughter) sings "East Side of Town"
--Woody Herman Orchestra - "My Favorite Things."
--Texas Boys Choir Of Fort Worth - "Mustang Grey."
 
17.26 [827] The Ed Sullivan Show:
28-Mar-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Bobby Vinton
Elizabeth Allen
Sergio Franchi
Marilyn Michaels
Bob King  (comedian)
Highlights:
--Little Anthony and the Imperials - "Hurts So Bad."
--Bobby Vinton sings "Long Lonely Nights" and a medley of vintage songs (including "Melancholy Baby" and "Margie").
--Marilyn Michaels sings "All Or Nothing At All."
--Sergio Franchi - "Stella By Starlight."
--Elizabeth Allen & Sergio Franchi (co-stars of the Richard Rodgers' musical "Do I Hear A Waltz?") sing "Do I Hear A Waltz" & "Take The Moment." Following duet, Richard Rodgers takes an on-stage bow.
--Jackie Vernon - tells his tales of bad luck.
--Bob King - does a stand-up routine about teen-age music, pop idols, and radio D.J's.
--George Carl - pantomime routine includes magic act with woman assistant, a soft shoe dance, and bumbling acrobatics.
--Gary Player (pro-golfer) - talks with Ed about golf.
--Le Marcellis (acrobat) - does tricks with chairs and tables.

17.27 [828] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-Apr-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Cilla Black (British/Liverpool singer)
Alan King (comedian)
Abbe Lane  (singer)
George Kirby (comedian)
Jean Paul Vignon (singer from France)
Scheduled guests:
Vince Edwards  (from "Ben Casey")
  Djoliba (African instrumental and dance ensemble)
Highlights:
--Cilla Black sings "Dancin' in the Streets" and "You're My World."
--Abbe Lane sings "And I Love Him."
--Jean Paul Vignon (from France) sings "Don't Cry Little Girl."
--Alan King (comedian) - does an insurance routine
--George Kirby (comedian) - sings "Time After Time"
--Arthur Haynes - does a Barbershop sketch.
--Johnny Hart (magician-illusionist)
--Juan Carlos Copes (tango dancer) - does a Boleros dance
--Kublers' Chimps (trained animal act)
--Ed introduces Boston journalists Pat Dowler, Billy Baily, Paul Murphy and James Nesto.

Note: Cilla Black - "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances
--"You're My World" (04Apr65)
--"Dancin In The Streets" (04Apr65)
--"Goin' Out Of My Head" (12Sep65)
--"September In The Rain" (12Sep65)
--"Love's Just A Broken Heart" (27Mar66)

17.28 [829] The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-Apr-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 25-July-1965)
Guests:
Gerry & the Pacemakers
Maurice Chevalier
Soupy Sales
London Lee  (comedian)
José Torres
Felicia Sanders
Stephenson's Dogs
Highlights:
--Gerry and the Pacemakers (British/Liverpool Pop Group) - "Ferry Across the Mersey," "It's Gonna Be Alright" & "Why, Oh Why."
--Maurice Chevalier - "C'est Magnifique," "It's All Right with Me" and "Just One of Those Things."
--Soupy Sales (comedian) sings "The Mouse."
 --José Torres (middleweight boxing champion) - "Un Poco Mas."
--Felicia Sanders (singer) - "Sunrise, Sunset."
--The San Francisco Ballet - "Beautiful Galatea."
--Jorgen and Conny (a balancing act)

17.29 [830] The Ed Sullivan Show: EASTER SHOW
18-Apr-1965 CBS Easter Sunday
Guests:
John Huston
The McGuire Sisters
Soupy Sales
Sam Sneed
Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian)
Roy Castle (English comic, singers and tap dancer)
Martha Schlamme (singer)
Highlights:
--John Huston (movie director)- scene from "The Bible" (might be on film)
--The McGuire Sisters - Medley ("Heart Beat For Me," "Easter Parade," "Try A Little Tenderness" & "On the Avenue.")
--The children from the movie "The Sound of Music" sing "So Long, Farewell."
--On film: Soupy Sales & Sam Sneed (on film, golf film, Ed challenges Sam Sneed to golf match)
--Sam Sneed (pro-golfer on stage with Ed)
 --Brian Andru (comedic tightrope act)
--The White Sisters - Suzanna Nuns From Africa
--Topo Gigio (Topo and the Bear)
--Anden's Poodles (Animal act with poodles)
--Audience bows: Robert E. Moses & the parents of the McGuire Sisters

17.30 [831] The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-Apr-1965 CBS Sun
Guest:
Freddie and the Dreamers
Sean Connery  (British Actor/ James Bond)
Xavier Cugat  (jazz musician)
Leon Bibb (folk singer)
Eydie Gorme (singer)
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Shelley Berman  (comedian)
Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
Inga and Rolf (Adagio dancers)
Tux (European balancing act)
Highlights:
--Freddie and the Dreamers (British Pop Group) - "I'm Telling You Now" & "Do the Freddie."
--Eydie Gormé sings "Matchmaker" (from 'Fiddler on the Roof') and "As Long As He Needs Me" (from 'Oliver').
--Charo performs with Xavier Cugat and his band.
--Leon Bibb (folk singer) - "Who Can I Turn To?"
--Steve Rossi sings "Al Di La."
--Marty Allen and Steve Rossi (comedy team) - astronaut routine.
Filmed segment:
--Ed Sullivan talks with Sean Connery and Claudine Auger on the set of "Thunderball."
 
17.31 [832] The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-May-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Rolling Stones
Dusty Springfield
Tom Jones
Leslie Uggams
Totie Fields (comedian)
Morecambe and Wise  (British comedy duo)
Topo Gigio (puppet)
 The Half Brothers (juggling act)
Gitta Morrelly (balancing act)
Highlights:
--The Rolling Stones (British Rock Group) - "The Last Time," Little Red Rooster" and "Someone to Love."
--Dusty Springfield (British Singer) - "All Cried Out."
--Tom Jones (British Singer) - "It's Not Unusual."
--Leslie Uggams - "Melancholy Baby."
--Audience bows: Roy Orbison (singer) and Tommy Cooper (magician-comedian).

17.32 [833] The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-May-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Della Reese
The Three Stooges
Richard Pryor
Juliet Prowse
Vaughn Monroe (singer)
Jackie Clark (comedian)
The Kim Sisters (singers)
Les Doubles Faces (pantomime artists)
Highlights:
--Richard Pryor (comedian) - stand-up monologue.
--The Three Stooges (comedians) - "Niagara Falls" slapstick routine.
--Della Reese sings "Once Upon a Time."
--Juliet Prowse sings and dances to a "Minstrel Melody" (production number with dancers).
--The Kim Sisters sing "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
--Vaughn Monroe - "Queen of the Senior Prom" and a medley of hits.
--Byron Janis (concert pianist) - "Toccata."
--Antoinette Sibley & Anthony Dowell (from London's Royal Ballet) - dance the pas de deux from "The Dream."
--Les Doubles Faces (pantomime artists) - man appears to be throwing around a disembodied head.
--Audience bows: Sol Hurok (entertainment manager & impresario), Ken Murray (entertainer), and Lou Pondfield (Pimlico Race Track officer).
--Cameos (on-stage bows): Ed Kranepool & Ron Swoboda, of the New York Mets.
Filmed segment:
Ed interviews Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, with movie clip (probably from "The Great Race").

17.33 [834] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-May-1965 CBS Sun (repeated 05-Sep-1965)
Guests:
Petula Clark
Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn
Alan King (comedian)
Sue Carson   (comedian)
Frankie Randall (pop singer)
The West Point Glee Club
The Elwardos (balancing act)
Ugo Garrido (juggler)
 Highlights:
--Petula Clark - "I Know a Place" & "Heart."
--Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) dance the the pas de deux from "Swan Lake."
--Alan King (stand-up comedian) - routine about little league baseball players and their parents.
--Sue Carson (comedienne) sings a parody of "King of the Road" and impersonates a female folk singer.
--The West Point Glee Club - sings a medley of Civil War songs ('When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (The Boys Are Marching)," "Yellow Rose of Texas," "Tenting Tonight," "Dixie" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Irving Berlin's "This Is The Army Mr. Jones."
Note:
The Beach Boys were scheduled to perform "Help Me Rhonda" on this date.
This appearance was probably cancelled as no footage of it has surfaced
(and the group is not mentioned on the TV Guide listing for the 05--Sep-1965 repeat).
The only Beach Boys' Ed Sullivan appearances mentioned on the Sofa Entertainment website are
27-Sep-1964 ("I Get Around" & "Wendy") and 13-Oct-1968 ("Do It Again" & "Good Vibrations").
http://www.edsullivan.com/brian-wilsons-birthday-beach-boys/
 
17.34 [835] The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-May-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Liza Minnelli
Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn
The Bachelors
Bob King (comedian)
Kathy Kirby
The Fredianis (acrobatic trio)
Highlights:
--Liza Minnelli - "All I Need is One Good Break" & "Sing Happy."
--Pernell Roberts (actor) sings "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" in a Western-production number.
--Guy Lombardo and his orchestra - "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" & "12th Street Rag."
--Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn (ballet dancers) - perform a dance from Khachaturian's Ballet "Gayne."
--The Bachelors (Irish singing trio) - "Marie" & "I Believe."
--Kathy Kirby (British Singer) - "Can't Help Lovin' That Man."

17.35 [836] The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-May-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Animals
Connie Francis
Wayne Newton
Anthony Newley
Bert Lahr
Highlights:
--The Animals - "Bright Lights, Big City" & "Bring It On Home to Me."
--Connie Francis sings "Forget Domani" and a Cole Porter medley.
--Carol Lawrence (actress-singer) - "Cha-Cha" routine.
--Wayne Newton sings "Apple Blossom Time," "Hello Dolly!" and "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey?"
--Anthony Newley sings "Nothing Can Stop Me Now!" and "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)," songs from his Broadway musical 'The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd.'
--Bert Lahr (comedian, doing his "Woodsman, Spare that Tree" routine)

Connie Francis' Cole Porter medley features excerpts from "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "Night And Day,"
"I Concentrate On You," "In The Still Of The Night," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," monologue, "I Love You,"
"I've Got You Under My Skin," "Easy To Love," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "You Do Something To Me,"
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" "I've Got You Under My Skin," "It's All Right With Me," "From This Moment On" and "You're the Top."

17.36 [837] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Jun-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Herman's Hermits (with Peter Noone)
Tommy Steele
Trini Lopez;
Roberta Peters
John Byner (comedian)
Georgie Kaye  (comedian)
Mr. Cox (magician)
The Malmo Girls (gymnasts)
Highlights:
--Herman's Hermits - medley: "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am" and "Wonderful World."
--Trini Lopez (with orchestra) - medley: "A Taste of Honey," "Greenback Dollar," "Brown Eyes" and "We'll Sing in the Sunshine."
--Tommy Steele and the "Half a Sixpence" Broadway cast - "Money To Burn" (and possibly one other song).
--Stiller and Meara (comedy team) - routine: couple argues over who was dumped first.
--Roberta Peters sings Juliette's Waltz from Gounod's opera "Romeo and Juliet."
--Georgie Kaye (comedian) does a stand-up routine about "worrying."
--John Byner - does impressions of celebrities.
--The Malmo Girls (16 gymnasts from Sweden)
 
 17.37 [838] The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Jun-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tom Jones
The Seekers (Australian Folk/Pop Group)
Dee Dee Sharp
Sid Caesar
Jean Paul Vignon
London Lee  (comedian)
Allen & Rossi  (comedy team, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi)
Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)
Highlights:
--Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual" & "Watcha Gonna Do?"
--The Seekers - "A World of Our Own."
--Dee Dee Sharp - "Steady, Steady."
--Jean Paul Vignon - "What Now My Love" (in French).
--Steve Rossi - "Sunrise, Sunset."
--Marty Allen & Steve Rossi (comedy team) - Peace Corps routine.
--Sid Caesar - does a comedy bit about meeting his girlfriend's parents.
--Smith and Dale - audience bow, followed by short comedy bit.
--The Wychwoods (illusionist act with 14 trained poodles).

17.38 [839] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Jun-1965 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Dave Clark Five
Cab Calloway  (Jazz musician)
Soupy Sales (comedian)
Juliet Prowse (dancer)
Totie Fields (comedian)
Arthur Haynes  (British comedian)
The Malmo Girls (gymnasts from Sweden)
Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwers)
Highlights:
--The Dave Clark Five (British Pop Group) - "Glad All Over," "Come Home" & "I Like It Like That"
--Cab Calloway sings "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "There's a Boat Leaving Soon for New York."
--Juliet Prowse dances to "Sometimes I'm Happy" (with Hugh Lambert).
--On tape (or a live remote): Burt Lancaster, at the Hollywood premiere party for "The Hallelujah Trail,"
congratulates Ed on his 17 years. Fourteen stars (Polly Bergen, Stephen Boyd, James Coburn, Bobby Darin,
Maureen O'Hara, Glenn Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Stack, Rose Marie, Brian Keith, Sal Mineo,
Barry Sullivan, Lee Remick and Pamela Tiffin) reveal an Anniversary cake and sing "Happy Anniversary" to Ed.
--Soupy Sales (comedian) - "Joe's Bake Shop" routine and, later in show, sings "Pachalafaka."
--Totie Fields (comedian) - talks about her high school reunion.
--Arthur Haynes (British comedian) - "Duel of Honor" routine between British soldiers stationed in India.
--Audience bow: Princess Christina of Sweden
 
17.39 [840] The Ed Sullivan Show: 18th Anniversary Show
27-Jun-1965 CBS Sun
(Pre-recorded episode)
Guests:
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Tony Bennett
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
The Kim Sisters (singers/musicians)
The Djoliba Ensemble (African musicians)
Johnny Hart (magician)
The Two Carmenas (acrobats)
Topo Gigio
Highlights:
--Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (British/Liverpool Pop Group) - "From a Window" & "Bad to Me"
--Tony Bennett - "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "One for My Baby," "It Had to be You" and "One More for the Road."
--The Djoliba Ensemble (African musicians, proteges of Harry Belafonte) - perform native songs.
--The Kim Sisters (singers-musicians) - perform a medley from the Broadway musical "Funny Girl."
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) sings "Love Me Do" in a duet with a daisy puppet.
--14 Hollywood stars are scheduled to sing "Happy Anniversary" to Ed as he begins his 18th year on CBS.
Filmed segment:
--Ed interviews Frank Sinatra at the June 23 world premiere of "Von Ryan's Express" at New York's Loew's State Theatre.

 
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Summer Reruns of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (04-Jul-65 to 05-Sep-65)
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[--] 04-Jul-65 - repeat from 11-Oct-64 (Roy Orbison, Connie Francis)
[--] 11-Jul-65 - repeat from 01-Nov-64 (Rex Harrison, Dave Clark 5)
[--] 18-Jul-65 - repeat from 15-Nov-64 (Peter & Gordon)
[--] 25-Jul-65 - repeat from 11-Apr-65 (Gerry & the Pacemakers)
[--] 01-Aug-65 - repeat from 08-Nov-64 (Jimmy Durante)
[--] 08-Aug-65 - repeat from 14-Feb-65 (Dave Clark 5)
[--] 15-Aug-65 - repeat from 24-Jan-65 (The Animals)
[--] 22-Aug-65 - repeat from 25-Oct-64 (Rolling Stones)

17.40 [841] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Aug-1965 CBS Sun
(Pre-recorded episode)
Guests:
Gerry & the Pacemakers
Jerry Vale
The Womenfolk
Rich Little   (impressionist)
Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team)
The Kessler Twins (singers Alice and Ellen)
Charlie Cairoli & Company (clown troupe from Britain)
The Three Hermanis (European novelty act)
Highlights:
--Gerry and the Pacemakers (British/Liverpool Pop Group) - "I Like It," "You'll Never Walk Alone" & "I'm the One."
--Jerry Vale - "I Feel a Song Coming On," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" & "Granada."
--The Womenfolk (folk singers) - "Jane, Jane," "500 Miles" & "La Bamba."

[--] 05-Sep-65 - repeat from 16-May-65 (Petula Clark, Rudolf Nureyev)
 

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