The Ed Sullivan Show Season 12

Season 12

The Ed Sullivan Show Season 12

First Air Date: September 14, 1958

First Aired on    :   1958
Episodes    :   52 episodes



Episodes

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12x52 scheduled: Edith Piaf; Itzhak Perlman; Jack Carter (September 13, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --Edith Piaf (French Chanteuse) - ""You Are My Carousel"" (in French and English) --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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12x51 Bobby Darin / Frankie Laine / Teresa Brewer (September 06, 1959)


Broadcast from Madison Square Garden: Guests include: --Bobby Darin - medley: ""Swing Low Sweet Chariot,"" ""Lonesome Road"" and ""When The Saints Go Marching In"" --Frankie Laine - ""Someday"" & ""Rocks and Gravel"" --Teresa Brewer - ""How Could Belive"" 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"" Plus, Ice Capades performers


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12x50 Army Talent Show with Steve Lawrence; Henny Youngman (August 30, 1959)


The Annual Army Talent Show Civilian talent (scheduled guests): --Henny Youngman (comedian) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist) --Modern Jazz Dancers (from Italy) - ""Zabandara"" Army talent (scheduled): --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""


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12x49 scheduled: Luise Rainer; Alan King; Dolores Wilson (August 23, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x48 scheduled: Lionel Hampton; Teresa Brewer; Jan Murray (August 16, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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""


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12x47 Jane Russell / Sid Kroft / Shecky Greene / Toni Arden (August 09, 1959)


Guests: --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


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12x46 The Platters / scheduled: Roberta Peters; Shelley Berman (August 02, 1959)


The Platters - ""Dance With Me, Henry,"" ""Remember When"" and ""Darktown Strutter's Ball"" Scheduled guests: --Roberta Peters (opera star) - ""Laughing Song"" (from the ""Fledermaus"") --Shelley Berman (comedian) --Jill Corey (singer) - ""I Want to be Loved"" & ""Bye, Bye, Blackbird"" --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel) --Helen Wood (dancer) --Judge Dewey Markham and Shorty (comedy team) --The Bizzaro Brothers (comedy trio) --Ugo Frediani (juggler from Italy) --The Alcettys (plate spinning act)


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12x45 Eartha Kitt / Charlton Heston (on film) / Roger Williams (July 26, 1959)


Guests: --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


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12x44 Spoleto Festival (taped in Italy): Sir John Gielgud; Eileen Farrell (July 19, 1959)


""Spoleto Festival"" (filmed at various locations in Spoleto, Italy) Guests: --Sir John Gielgud – reads from Shakespeare (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's jazz band without Louis, who was ill.) Filmed at the market place. --Nora Kaye and Scott Douglas (ballet dancers) - ""Romeo and Juliet"" by Herbert Ross, at the Duomo Cathedral steps and square. --The Jerome Robbins Ballets U.S.A. - dance to ""Five Senses"" by John Butler. (Filmed at the Little Theater) --Ornelle Vavone (Italian singer) - ""Strada n'foza"" (filmed at a restaurant) --Orchestra conducted by Thomas Schippers (American maestro) and singers - selections from Donizetti's opera ""The Duke of Alba"" performed at the opera hou


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12x43 Carol Channing / Georgia Gibbs / Wayne & Shuster / Bob Lewis (July 12, 1959)


Guests: --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.


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12x42 scheduled: Ames Brothers; Patachou; Alan King; Ford & Hines (July 05, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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 (puppeteers)


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12x41 Duke Ellington / Lloyd Price / Frankie Avalon / Jean Carroll (June 28, 1959)


12th Anniversary Show with guests: --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 --Ingemar Johansson (boxer from Sweeden) - 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) --Rickie Layne & Irving - do a beatnik ventriloquist routine with the puppet harassing Ed.--Tina Robin - ""Splish Splash"" & ""Hound Dog"" --Eric Brenn (plate spinner) Audience bow: Fred Astaire


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12x40 Fabian / Georgia Gibbs / Kirby Stone Four / John Wayne (on tape) (June 21, 1959)


Guests: --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 three heroes of French Resistance movement.


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12x39 Connie Francis, Henny Youngman (May 14, 1959)



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12x38 James Cagney tribute / Johnny Horton / Al Martino (June 07, 1959)


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) - ""Frontier Junkman"" sketch with Ed playing ""Dirty Eddy."" They sing a few bars of ""Bye Bye Love"" --Chiquita & Pedro (dog act with 2 dogs dancing in Mexican clothing) --Ben Bennett and Dick 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 (prio


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12x37 Bobby Darin / Edith Piaf / Wayne & Shuster (May 31, 1959)


Guests: --Bobby Darin - ""Mack the Knife"" & ""Dream Lover"" --Edith Piaf - ""Milord""/""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


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12x36 Fabian / Myron Cohen / Ed Wynn / Carol Lawrence (May 24, 1959)


Guests: --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 Cohen (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


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12x35 Louis Prima & Keely Smith / Shelly Berman / Jack Carter (May 17, 1959)


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 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"")


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12x34 Louis Prima & Keely Smith / Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy / Andy Griffith (May 10, 1959)


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 Deux


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12x33 scheduled: Lionel Hampton; Gogi Grant; Billy Daniels (May 03, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x32 Johnny Mathis / Rod Steiger / Henny Youngman (April 26, 1959)


Guests include: --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 doing 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)


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12x31 scheduled: Tallulah Bankhead; Della Reese; Betty Comden & Adolph Green (April 19, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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"")


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12x30 Johnnie Ray / Brook Benton / Gertrude Berg / Teresa Brewer (April 12, 1959)


Guests: --Brook Benton - ""It's Just A Matter Of Time"" --Johnnie Ray - ""All Right, OK, You Win"" 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"" --Smith & Dale (comedy duo) - tax consultant 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 (5-year old girl piano prodigy) - plays ""The Bridge over the River Kwai"" theme on piano. On-stage bows (at beginning of show): Moose Skowron (N. Y. Yankee) & Rod Steiger


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12x29 The Fleetwoods / Billy Williams Quartet / Jean Carroll (April 05, 1959)


Guests: --The Billy Williams Quartet - ""Goodnight Irene"" --Helene and Howard (comic dancers) --Jean Carroll (comedian) - domestic life humor. --Domenico Modugno (Italian crooner) - ""Piove"" --Flying DePauls (female acrobats) --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian) --Wayne and Shuster (comedians) - ""Mark of Zero"" sketch --Life Magazine film on ""Zero Gravity"" --The Fleetwoods - ""Come Softly to Me"" --Paul Levee (introduced as ""the man who discovered Brigitte Bardot"") Other guest (scheduled to appear): --Dick Button (Olympic ice skating champion)


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12x28 scheduled: Shelley Winters; Connie Francis / James Stewart & Lee Remick (on film) (March 29, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --Shelley Winters (actress) --Connie Francis (singer) --Luise Rainer (actress) --Richard Boone (from the TV series ""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 N. Welch.


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12x27 From Portugal: Maurice Chevalier; The Ames Brothers (March 22, 1959)


Guests (show filmed in Portugal): --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 (Flamenco dancer from Spain) --John Gilpin and Marilyn Burr (British ballet dancers) CBS repeated this show on July 23, 1961.


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12x26 Edward Mulhare / Myron Cohen / Paul O'Keefe (March 15, 1959)


Guests (St. Patrick's Day show filmed in Ireland): --Liam DeVally - ""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 movi


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12x25 Fred MacMurray / Jane Russell / David Seville / Samuel Goldwyn (on film) (March 08, 1959)


--Chris Barber's Jazz Band - ""Petit Fleur"" (played while Ed announces guests) and ""Diga, Diga Do"" --Schaller Brothers (comedy trampoline act) --Joe Howard (vaudevillian) and his son Joe Howard Jr. - medley of Vaudeville songs --Fred MacMurray (actor) - appears on stage with dog from ""The Shaggy Dog."" Plus, a clip from the movie. --Dewey ""Pigmeat"" Markham and Shorty (comedy team) --On film: Samuel Goldwyn and Ed Sullivan present awards to Rajaram Vankudre (Indian filmmaker); Buddy Adler; Maurice Chevalier and David Niven. --Jane Russell and her brother Kevin - sing Gospel medley. --The Martin Brothers (acrobats with flaming clubs) --Jan Murray (comedian) --David Seville and the Chipmunks (Chipmunks played by puppets) - probably ""Alvin's Harmonica"" --Shecky Greene (comedian) --Audience bows include Claire Ruth (wife of Babe Ruth); Edith Head and Van Heflin.


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12x24 The Platters / scheduled: Abbe Lane; Xavier Cugat; Carol Lawrence (March 01, 1959)


The Platters - ""Sound & The Fury"" and ""Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"" Scheduled: --Abbe Lane with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra --Carol Lawrence --Pat Suzuki (musical-comedy star) --Shelley Berman (comedian) --Ford and Hines (comedy team)


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12x23 scheduled: Dennis Weaver; Roger Williams; Pat Henning (February 22, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --Dennis Weaver (actor, played Chester on ""Gunsmoke"") --Roger Williams (pianist) --Roberta Peters (opera singer) --Arnold Stang (comic actor) --Teddy Randazzo (singer) --Pat Henning (comedian) --Little Buck (dancer) --Jackie Cannon (comedian) --The Ballet Florence and Frederic de Paris --The Happy Jesters (comedians) --Ugo Frediani (novelty act from Europe)


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12x22 scheduled: Itzhak Perlman; Dody Goodman; Jack Carter; Jane Morgan (February 15, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x21 Johnny Cash / Frankie Laine / Richard Boone (February 08, 1959)


Guests: --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)


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12x20 scheduled: Charlton Heston; Eartha Kitt; Georgia Gibbs (January 25, 1959)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x19 Edith Piaf / Celeste Holm / Betty Comden & Adolph Green / Pat Suzuki (January 18, 1959)


Guests: --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"") --Antonietta 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)


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12x18 Fidel Castro (on film) / Jason Robards / George Grizzard / Alan King (January 11, 1959)


--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 Brunn (juggler) (listed on transcript as Francis Burn) --The Gutis (acrobatic-comedy act) - 4-man act (2 of them are wearing ape costumes) --Tina Louise (cameo, appears with Ed at end of s


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12x17 Imogene Coca / Shelley Berman / Trude Adams / Phil Ford & Mimi Hines (January 04, 1959)


Guests: --Imogene Coca plays an opera singer in a comedy routine --Ivry Gitlis (Israeli violinist) --Trude Adams (singer) - ""He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"" & 1 other song. --Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian) --Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (night club entertainers) --Ray MacDonald (tap dancer) - dances to ""Blue Skies"" --Athlete Rafer Johnson (athlete) receives the 1958 ""Sportsman of the Year"" award from Sid James (managing editor of Sports Illustrated). --Dickie Henderson (comedian from England) --Pinky and Perky (British puppet act) - puppets sing ""Fever"" and ""Chantilly Lace""


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12x16 Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward / Maurice Gosfield & Joe E. Ross (December 28, 1958)


Guests (first half of show): --Maurice Gosfield (Private Doberman) and Joe E. Ross (Sgt. Ridzik) from ""The Phil Silvers Show"" (a.k.a. ""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 also scheduled to appear.) --Ed appears with Alan Ameche (football player of the Baltimore Colts) --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act) --The Great Norberti (novelty act) - Comic Acrobat --Jane Morgan (singer) - ""Fascination"" & ""The Day The Rain Comes Down"" --Marvin Roy (magician known as ""Mr. Electric"" with his light bulbs) Scheduled guests (second half of show): --Della Reese (singer) --Sam Levenson (humorist) --Dario Cassini (singer) --Harry Mimmo (comic pantomimist) --Tom Garey (novelty act)


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12x15 scheduled: Jose Ferrer & Lois Smith; David Seville; Rise Stevens (December 21, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --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) --Luis Mariano (singer) --Vic Julian and his French Poodles


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12x14 scheduled: Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane / Flower Drum Song cast (December 14, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (appear to promote their new musical ""Flower Drum Song""). --The entire cast of ""Flower Drum Song"" perform 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)


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12x13 From Alaska: Dody Goodman; Jill Corey; Dick Lord Buckley (December 07, 1958)


Show filmed in Alaska (when Ed was in Alaska a few weeks earlier): Guests: --Dody Goodman (comedian) --Jill Corey (singer) - ""Sitting on Top of the World"" --Dick ""Lord"" Buckley (nightclub 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


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12x12 scheduled: Teresa Brewer; Hal March; Jean Carroll (November 30, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --Teresa Brewer (singer) --Jean Carroll (comedian) --Hal March (comedian) --Monique Van Vooren (singer) - ""Thank Heaven"" --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist ) --The Keigo Imperial Japanese Dancers --Eddie Seifert and Company (balancing act)


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12x11 Kathryn Grayson / Herb Shriner / The Four Coins (November 23, 1958)


Guests: --Beryozka Dance Company (Russian folk dancers in peasant costumes) --The Four Coins (vocal group) - ""World Outside"" --Pat Stanley & Russell Nype - ""All for Love for a Lady Like Me"" (song from Leroy Anderson's Broadway musical ""Goldilocks"") Staged by Agnes De Mille. --Teddy Randazzo (teen idol playing the accordion) - ""Lumana"" --Marco (sword-balancing act) - from a ladder balances tray of glasses on a sword --Herb Shriner (stand-up comedian) --Kathryn Grayson (Hollywood actress) - sings ""Sempre Libre"" --Beryozka Dance Company --Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian) - jokes about airline safety --Audience bow: Leonard Bernstein --The Impero Brothers (acrobatic trio, brothers)


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12x10 scheduled: William Shatner; Lou Costello; Dody Goodman (November 16, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x09 Friar's Club roasts Ed Sullivan w/Walter Cronkite; Maury Amsterdam; Joey Bishop (November 09, 1958)


""The Friar's Club"" roasts Ed Sullivan Guests: --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 Maury 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


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12x08 Itzhak Perlman / Carol Lawrence & Larry Kert / Film: Ed Sullivan Visits Jerusalem (November 02, 1958)


Guests: --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)


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12x07 Esther Williams (guest host) / Johnny Mathis / Janet Blair (October 26, 1958)


Guests: --Esther Williams (guest host) --Lisa Kirk - ""Anything Goes"" --Bob Hammond's Birds --Johnny Mathis - ""The Lady Is A Tramp"" & ""Call Me"" --The Martin Brothers (South American juggling act) - Esther Williams assists the jugglers. --Imogene Coca (comedian) - performs a scene from ""The Girls In 509"" (where spinsters hold a man captive). --Janet Blair - ""Last Night When We Were Young"" --Shecky Greene (comedian) - jokes about Chinese restaurants; night clubs, etc. Greene plays ""Taps"" with Ray Block. --On film: Esther Williams swimming production number with a team of swimming ladies (reminiscent of Williams' MGM movies) Filmed the previous day at Queens College. --Lisa Kirk - ""Far Away Places"" & ""Riviera"" --Audience bow: Jacques Tati (French comedian-film maker) --Terry Hall & ""Lenny the Lion"" (British ventriloquist act) --Johnny Mathis - ""Sweet Lorraine"" (cover of a Nat King Cole song)


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12x06 Tony Martin / Roger Williams / Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane (October 19, 1958)


Guests: --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"" --Ben Bennett and Dick 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) --


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12x05 scheduled: Carol Channing; Genevieve; Line Renaud (October 12, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --Carol Channing (musical comedy star) --Genevieve (French singer) --Line Renaud (French singer) --The Talbot Brothers (vocal-insturmental trio from Bermuda) --George and Lydia (novelty ladder act from London, England)


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12x04 scheduled: Danny Thomas; Frankie Laine; Milwaukee Braves players (October 05, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --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)


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12x03 Shecky Green / Mickey Mantle / Yogi Berra / Sacha Distel (September 28, 1958)


Guests: --Julie Wilson - ""It's Great To Be Alive."" --Bobby Van (dancer) And Robert Maxwell (harpist) --Shecky Greene (Las Vegas comedian) - jokes about boxers, intellectual comics, Danny Thomas. Shecky then sings ""Autumn Leaves"" and lampoons band singers. --Los Chavales with Trini Reyes (Flamenco-style Spanish dancing) --On film: ""Early Morning Mist."" - A sight-seeing movie of New York narrated by Ed (runs approx 2.5 minutes). --Wayne and Shuster (Canadian comedy team) - do a baseball parody sketch: The New York Yankees vs. The Liverpool Whitespats. --Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle appear with Ed. --Sacha Distel (French actor engaged to Brigitte Bardot - they never married) - following film of Ed interviewing Brigitte Bardot, Sacha Distel sings ""Please Don't Tell Bridget."" --Ballet Español (bullfighting ballet) --Julie Wilson - ""I Could Write A Book"" --Audience bows: Gregory Peck and wife. ""The Big Country"" is plugged. --Jim O'Toole is introduced (O


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12x02 scheduled: The stars of the upcoming TV season (September 21, 1958)


Scheduled guests: --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) --Alan King (comedian) Also, these stars of CBS's programs for the upcoming season were scheduled: --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"")


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12x01 Tommy Edwards / West Side Story Broadway cast / Mickey Rooney (September 14, 1958)


Guests: --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) --Joe E. Lewis (comedian) - does his famous drunk ""act"". --Pinky and Perky (a puppet act from Europe) - does a humorous version of ""Volare"" --Jaye P. Morgan (singer, scheduled to appear with her four brothers) Additional guests




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