The Ed Sullivan Show Season 15

Season 15

The Ed Sullivan Show Season 15

First Air Date: September 17, 1961

First Aired on    :   1961
Episodes    :   46 episodes



Episodes

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15x46 Olivette Miller, Yolanda White (August 19, 1962)



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15x45 scheduled: talented newcomers making their TV debuts (August 19, 1962)


Talented newcomers making their TV debuts --Joey Hollingsworth (tap dancer) Additional guests (scheduled to appear): --Tony Darryl (pop singer) - ""This Nearly Was Mine"" --Yolanda White (pop singer) --Augustin Anievas (pianist) - ""Liszt's Etude No. 10"" --Bobbie Baker (comedian) --Janis Martin (mezzo soprano) --Olivette Miller (jazz harpist) --Arlene Fontana (singer-dancer) --Donald Hulme (accordionist) - ""William Tell Overture"" --Korengo (Hungarian magician)


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15x44 Burt Lancaster / Dion / Diahann Carroll / Abbe Lane (August 12, 1962)


Guests: --Burt Lancaster (actor) - shows clips from his film ""Birdman of Alcatraz"" --Dion - ""It Ain't Necessarily So"" & ""Lover Come Back to Me"" --Diahann Carroll (singer, from Broadway's ""No Strings"") - ""Love Walked In"" & ""Poor Little Rich Girl"" --Xavier Cugat (orchestra leader) and Abbe Lane - ""Malaguena Salerosa"" --Abbe Lane (wife of Xavier Cugat) - ""Mon Manege a Moi"" --Xavier Cugat with dancers Augie and Margo - ""El Cumbanchero"" --Will Jordan (comedian-impressionist) --Marie Wilson (comedian) --The Bertinis (a bicycle act)


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15x43 Patti Page / Rowan & Martin / Billy Eckstine (July 22, 1962)


Guests (from the Stardust club in Las Vegas): --Patti Page - ""Doggie in the Window,"" ""Old Cape Cod,"" ""With My Eyes Wide Open,"" ""Allegheny Moon"" & ""Night and Day"" --Rowan & Martin (comedy team) --Billy Eckstine (singer) - ""What Kind of Fool Am I?"" --Martha Anne Bentley (ballet dancer) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist, with his dummy Velvel) --The Dunhills (tap dancers) --The Novelites (vocal-instrumental comedy group) --The Marquis Chimps


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15x42 Taped at the Moulin Rouge, Paris: Connie Francis; Johnny Halliday (July 01, 1962)


Taped at the Moulin Rouge, Paris, France: --Connie Francis - ""La Paloma,"" ""Milord,"" ""S'wonderful"" & ""You Always Hurt The One You Love"" --Connie Francis, Gino (Johnny) Dorelli & Johnny Hallyday - ""You're The Tops"" --Johnny Halliday - ""Pony Time"" & ""Kiliwatch"" (with combo) --Gino (Johnny) Dorelli - ""Love In Portofino"" --Danielle Darrieux - ""September In Paris"" (in French) --Annie Cordy - ""Vieux Pianola"" --Gil Dova (juggler) --The Cinco Brutos (comic singing group) sing ""Little Darling,"" ""See You Later Alligator"" & ""Baby Rock"" --Gino Donati (comedy balancing act) --Eddie Seifert and Company (three contortionists) --Can Can dancers


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15x41 14th Anniversary Show: Bing Crosby; Jerry Lewis; Theresa Brewer (June 24, 1962)


14th Anniversary Show (Ed is in audience for most of show): --Lucille Ball (cameo, wishes Ed well from on top of elephant) --Bing Crosby sings "" I Can't Believe Your In Love With Me"" --Jerry Lewis (cameo. Jerry tries to get Ed to give a more enthusiastic delivery) --Steve Allen (rummages through props from previous shows) --Arthur & Katherine Murray (dancers) - ""Anniversary Waltz"" --Jack Carter (comedian) - makes jokes about the show, tries to get Ed & Arthur to laugh but they remain stone faced. --Phil Silvers & Jack Benny (backstage, joke about Ed) --Kate Smith sings ""Climb Every Mountain"" --Johnny Carson (stand-up comedy & presents plaque to Ray Bloch) --Theresa Brewer - Smile medley (with dancers wearing Ed Sullivan masks) --Red Buttons (mime sketch, tries to light the candles on Ed's anniversary cake) --Ted Mack introduces Will Jordan. --Will Jordan (impersonates Ed Sullivan) --George Gobel (comedian, plays a conductor of a choir singing in praise of


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15x40 Dave Brubeck / Frank Gorshin / Gloria Lynne (June 17, 1962)


Guests: --Dave Brubeck (with his jazz quartet) - ""Take Five"" (with Paul Desmond on sax). --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does imitations of various celebrities --Nipsey Russell (rhyming comedian) --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) - ""Where Do I Go from Here?"" ""Falling in Love With Love"" & ""Two Different Worlds"" --The Highwaymen (folk singers) - ""Michael Row the Boat Ashore"" & ""Sinner Man"" --Gloria Lynne (singer) - ""Impossible"" & ""June Night"" --Eagle and Man (comedy team) - act includes a Louis Armstrong imitation --The Tinellis (acrobats from the Latin Quarter) --The Hugh Lambert Dancers (series regulars) - female dancers wearing tight slacks --On film: Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox executive) gives baseball tips to young athletes. Scheduled guest: --Noelle Adam (dancer) - scheduled to appear but not mentioned on transcript


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15x39 Larry Storch / Danny Lewis / Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris (June 10, 1962)


Guests: --Jerry Van Dyke (comedian) --Jackie Mason (comedian) --The Lettermen (vocal trio) - ""How Is Julie"" --Danny Lewis (veteran song and dance man, father of Jerry Lewis) --Mickey Mantle & Roger Maris (of the New York Yankees) appear on stage to shake hands with Ed Sullivan. --Larry Storch (stand-up comedian) --The Lettermen (vocal trio) --The Hanneford Family (equestrians, from Ringling Brothers Circus) --Julie Wilson sings a medley of Cole Porter songs


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15x38 Rudy Vallee / Paul Anka / Chita Rivera / Peter Nero (June 03, 1962)


Guests: --Rudy Vallee (singer-actor, from Broadway's ""How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"") --Paul Anka (singer) - ""A Steel Guitar and A Glass of Wine"" --Chita Rivera (musical-comedy performer) --Peter Nero (pianist) --Peg Leg Bates (tap dancer) --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) --Dave Barry (comedian) --Adam Keefe (comedian) --Smaxie and Maxie (performing seals) Scheduled to appear: --Willie Mays (of the San Francisco Giants, giving baseball tips for kids) CBS repeated this show on September 16, 1962.


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15x37 Jackie Wilson / Connie Francis / Red Buttons (May 27, 1962)


Guests include: --Jackie Wilson - ""Lonely Teardrops"" & ""Forever and a Day"" --Connie Francis - ""Second Hand Love,"" ""Ring Dang Do,"" ""How Can I Go On?"" and a medley of Irish songs


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15x36 Peggy Lee / Jackie Robinson / Slappy White / Brothers Four (May 20, 1962)


Guests: --Peggy Lee - medley: ""The Sweetest Sounds,"" ""I'll Get By,"" ""I'll Believe In You"" and ""New York City Blues"" --Louis Prima appears on stage and plays trumpet --Jackie Robinson (baseball great) - appears on stage with Ed and gives batting tips --The Brothers Four (folk singers) - ""This Train"" and ""This Land Is Your Land"" --Slappy White (stand up comedian) - Various Topics --Georgie Kay (stand-up comedian) - routine about ladies meeting for lunch --Elliot Reed (comedian impersonating JFK at news conference) --Hugh Lambert & his Dancers - four couples dance the ""Masquerade"" waltz --Martha Perez (opera singer from Cuba) - sings a medley of Cuban songs --Los Verdu (balancing act from West Germany) - 4 women & 1 man balancing on large balls --Ed shows photos and films of Hong Kong --Audience bows: Johnny Rotz (jockey); Lou Pondfield (Pimlico Vice President) --Ed talks about the USS Constellation, aerial film of the ship, followed by an audience bow by


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15x35 scheduled: Joan Sutherland; Pegleg Bates; Joey Adams (May 13, 1962)


Scheduled guests: --Joan Sutherland (opera star) --Joey Adams (comedian) --Pegleg Bates (dancer) --Alan Gale (comedian) --Al Kelly (double-talk expert)


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15x34 scheduled: Bobby Darin; Diahann Carroll; Corbett Monica (May 06, 1962)


Scheduled guests: --Bobby Darin (singer) --Diahann Carroll (star of the Broadway musical ""No Strings"") --The Amazing Mr. Ballantine (magician Carl Ballantine) --Corbett Monica (comedian) --Francis and Blair (comedy team) --The Valenos (dancers) --Dick Contino (accordionist)


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15x33 Johnny Mathis / Jackie Mason / Rip Taylor / McGuire Sisters (April 29, 1962)


Guests: --Johnny Mathis (singer) - ""Marianna,"" ""Love, Look Away"" & ""Love"" --The McGuire Sisters - ""You're Driving Me Crazy"" & ""That's a Plenty"" --Jackie Mason (comedian) --Rip Taylor (comedian) --Guy Marks (comedian) --Brascia and Tybee (dance team) --The Madcaps (novelty harmonica duo) --The Waterbird Show (performing ducks)


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15x32 Harry Belafonte / Miriam Makeba / Thelma Lee (April 22, 1962)


Guests: --Harry Belafonte (singer, in a 15 minute segment) - ""Mule Skinner,"" ""Try to Remember"" ""Baby Boy"" and ""Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"" (and possibly ""Crawdad Song"" & ""Kingston Way"") --Miriam Makeba (South African folksinger) - ""Kilimanjaro"" & ""(Love Tastes Like) Strawberries"" --Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba - perform a duet --Connie Francis (singer) - possibly ""When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)"" --Thelma Lee (comedian) --On film: Ed Sullivan appears as a clown (with grease paint & baggy costume) in a Ringling Brothers Circus segment. The segment also features Stevenson's Dogs. Scheduled guest: --Connie Stevens (actress from ""Hawaiian Eye"") - scheduled to sing


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15x31 Sophia Loren / Mahalia Jackson / Teresa Brewer / Maximillian Schell (April 15, 1962)


Guests: --Maximilian Schell (actor) - Academy Award winning performance from ""Judgement at Nuremberg"" --George Chakiris & Rita Moreno - perform a short scene from ""West Side Story"" --Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer) - ""Old Time Religion"" & ""Were You There?"" --Teresa Brewer - "" South Rampart Street Parade"" & ""Love Makes The World Go Round"" --Sophia Loren - short interview (on film?) Sophia talks about her film ""Two Women"" -- Liberace - Foggy Day"" & ""Tico Tico."" --Liberace (later in show) - does a tribute to Vaudeville, medley: ""This Old Piano,"" ""Piano Roll Blues"" & ""Old Soft Shoe."" Liberace then dances the soft shoe to ""Me & My Shadow"" --Larry Storch (comedian) - does impressions of John F. Kennedy and United Nations Delegates --Pat Henning (stand-up comedian) - makes his handkerchief dance, jokes about baldness, and does a Bette Davis impression --Helene & Howard (comedy dance team) --Hugh Lambert Dancers - do a dance in celebration of baseball --Excess Ba


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15x30 scheduled: Cyd Charisse; Lionel Hampton; Jack Carter (April 08, 1962)


Scheduled guests: --Cyd Charisse (dancer) --Roland Petit (choreographer) --Lionel Hampton (bandleader) --Jack Carter (comedian) --Anita Bryant (singer) --Professor Backwards (comedian) --The Kim Sisters (vocal group) --Franco Corelli (opera singer) --Hal and Barbara Loman (dancers) --Rudy Cardenas (juggler)


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15x29 Jackie Wilson / Patti Page / Wayne & Shuster / Ann-Margret (on film) (April 01, 1962)


Guests include: --Jackie Wilson - ""Heart"" -- Patti Page - ""Most People Get Married"" & ""All The Way"" --Anna Motto - ""Aria"" from ""Romeo & Juliet"" --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - routine: ""Sam Casey, Dedicated Auto Mechanic"" (phony TV show) --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about old ladies) --Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedy act) judge passes out sentences --Parker & Betty Keane (comedy team doing a sketch about a husband & wife) --Kasten's Animal Fantasy (monkey act) --On film: Ann Margret singing ""Mack the Knife"" (screen test for ""State Fair"") --On film: Ann Margret & Pat Boone sing ""Willing And Eager"" (clip from ""State Fair"") --Audience bow: Colleen Dewhurst


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15x28 Sid Caesar / Jackie Mason / Diahann Carroll / Richard Kiley (March 25, 1962)


Guests: --Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - does imitations, appears with Ed. Later in show, tells jokes about income tax and JFK. --Carol Lawrence & Hugh Lambert - dance from ""Subways Are Sleeping"" --Carol Lawrence - ""When The Sun Comes Out"" --Sid Caesar (comedian) - does a pantomime of people waking up in the morning --Sid Caesar & Carol Lawrence - do a comic performance of ""Shadow Waltz"" --Earl Grant & Bill Grant - ""Lonesome Road"" Cast of the Richard Rogers Broadway show ""No Strings"": --Diahann Carroll - ""The Sweetest Sound""/""Sweetest Sounds"" (from ""No Strings"") and ""Loads of Love"" --Richard Kiley, Bernice Massi & cast - ""Be My Host"" (production number from ""No Strings"") --Richard Kiley - ""No Strings"" --Noelle Adam - also in ""No Strings"" cast


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15x27 Rowan & Martin / Robert Goulet / Dick Haymes & Fran Jefferies (March 18, 1962)


Guests: --Rowan And Martin (comedy team) - doing a skit about people who live underground --Dick Haymes & Fran Jefferies - medley: ""Come On Get Happy,"" ""I'm Gonna Love You Like Nobody's Loved You"" & ""I'd Know You Anywhere"" --Robert Goulet - ""All Of You"" & ""Two Different Worlds"" --Maria Neglia (violinist) --Rickey Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - Ed talks with dummy --Alan Gale (stand-up comedian) - topics: people who worry, Michigan & Notre Dame football jokes --Bob Lewis (stand-up comedian) - more jokes about worrying --Johnny Hart (magician) - performs magic act, card tricks, silk tricks, etc. --Juan Carlo Copez & Maria Neives (dancers from Argentina) --Gail Hart (child performer) - young baton twirler --Paul Sydell & Susie (trained dog act, dog performs handstands)


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15x26 Henry Fonda & Olivia de Havilland / Maureen O'Hara (March 11, 1962)


Guests (St. Patrick's Day show): --Henry Fonda & Olivia de Havilland (actors) - scene from ""Gift of Time"" set on cruise ship. A doting wife tries to care for her fatally ill husband. --Maureen O'Hara (actress) - sings ""Come Back to Erin"" & ""If I Loved You"" --Rosemary Clooney (singer) - ""Cabin in the Sky"" & ""Give Me the Simple Life"" --Pat Rooney, Maureen O'Hara, Rosemary Clooney and Ed Sullivan - ""Great Day for the Irish"" & ""Danny Boy"" --Pat Rooney (82-year-old song-and-dance man) - sings ""The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady"" and tap dances --Bobby Rydell - ""Mammy"" --Pat Buttram (stand-up comedy) --The Three Houcs (juggling act from Germany) - a father & his daughters juggle pins --Folias de Espana (Argentine dance & singing troupe) - (1) Flamenco dancers - ""Los Tres Caballos"" (2) Later in show, sings, dances and plays the guitar. --Audience bows: NY Senator Jack Javits & wife --Hugh Lambert Dancers (modern dancers) - ""Where Did You Get That Hat?""


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15x25 Art Carney / Fats Domino / Phyllis Diller / Connie Stevens / Tommy Sands (March 04, 1962)


Guests: --Fats Domino - ""Jambalaya"" & ""Let The Four Winds Blow"" --Connie Stevens & Tommy Sands - ""Maggie Blue"" --Connie Stevens - ""Wild Is The Wind"" --Tommy Sands - ""Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do"" & ""More Than You Know"" --Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Paula Prentiss - Voted most popular stars, most versatile performers, 1962. Film clip from ""Susan Slade"" & ""Bachelors In Paradise"". Trio dances the Twist --Broadway cast of ""Take Her, She's Mine"" (Art Carney, Phyllis Thacher, Elizabeth Ashley and June Harding) perform scenes from play: Airport scene where family says goodbye to college bound daughter & scene where daughter comes home for Christmas all grown up. --Phyllis Diller (stand-up comedian) - topics: living in New York, eating in Japanese restaurants, and her marriage --Henny Youngman (stand-up comedian) - jokes about wife, marriage --Johnny Puleo - six harmonica players perform ""Heart Of My Heart."" --On film: clip of John Glenn's ticker tape parade in NYC follo


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15x24 scheduled: Lloyd Bridges; Damita Jo; The Crosby Brothers; Jan Murray (February 25, 1962)


Second of two shows broadcast from Miami Beach Scheduled guests: --Lloyd Bridges (appears in a water sequence) --Damita Jo sings ""You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You"" --The Crosby Brothers (Bing's sons) - sing and also appear in a dance number with Ed called ""We Oughta Dance"" --Jan Murray (comedian) --Patrice Munsel (opera singer) --Brascia and Tybee (dance team) --The Gimma Brothers (acrobats)


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15x23 The Everly Brothers / Timi Yuro / Al Hirt (February 18, 1962)


First of two shows broadcast from Miami Beach. --The Everly Brothers - ""Crying in the Rain"" & ""Jezebel"" (The Everly Brothers are wearing U.S. Marine uniforms) --Al Hirt (trumpeter) - ""Night and Day,"" ""I Can't Get Started,"" ""When the Saints Come Marching In"" --Timi Yuro - ""Come Rain Or Come Shine"" & ""Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"" --George Jessel (comedian, sings ""April Showers"") --George Kirby (comedian, impressionist) --a Dolphin act (from the Seaquarium)


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15x22 scheduled: Carl Sandburg; Paul Anka; Shelley Berman; McGuire Sisters (February 11, 1962)


--Shelley Berman (comedian) - ""Right Girls"" (a song from his Broadway musical ""A Family Affair."") Other guests (scheduled to appear): --Carl Sandburg (poet) --Paul Anka (singer) --The McGuire Sisters --George Carl (comedian) --Hanna Ahroni (singer) --Cal Claude (juggler)


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15x21 scheduled: Brook Benton; Pearl Bailey; George Gobel; Bobby Rydell (February 04, 1962)


Scheduled guests: --Brook Benton - ""Shadrack"" --Pearl Bailey --George Gobel --Bobby Rydell - ""Mammy"" and ""Somebody Loves Me"" --Ford and Reynolds (comedians) --The two Frauensteins (jugglers)


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15x20 Sid Caesar / Connie Francis / Frank Gorshin / Franco Corelli (January 28, 1962)


Guests: --Sid Caesar (comedian) - does a silent movie sketch (Sid might have also been the guest host on this show.) --Connie Francis (singer) - ""Does Broadway Ever Sleep,"" ""Oh, Susanna,"" ""Careless Love,"" She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain"" & ""Don't Break the Heart"" --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impressions of movie stars --Franco Corelli (tenor) - sings an aria   --Buddy Greco (singer-pianist) - ""Come Rain or Come Shine"" --Dick Ruedebusch and his Underprivileged Five - ""Panama"" --Lilly Yokoi (cyclist, Bicycle acrobatics) --Joy Kay (pantomime artist) - man unpacks folded girl from suitcase.


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15x19 Jackie Wilson / Robert Goulet / Kate Smith / Wayne & Shuster (January 21, 1962)


--Opening titles --The Marquis Chimps - chimp smokes cigarette and tumbles --Lon Purdy (pantomime act) --Jackie Wilson - ""That's Why"" --Jackie Wilson - ""The Greatest Hurt"" --Rob Murray (juggler from Britain) --Kate Smith - medley (""When the Moon Comes over the Mountain,"" ""Did You Ever See a Dream Walking,"" ""Just One of Those Things,"" ""Last Time I Saw Paris"" ""Now Is the Hour,"" ""Thinking of You,"" ""Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer"" and ""God Bless America"") --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - does a sketch about Professor Van Gartner, interior decorator --Robert Goulet (singer) - ""What Is This Thing Called Love,"" ""I Get a Kick Out of You"" and ""You Do Something to Me"" --Robert Goulet - ""One Life"" --Audience bow: Paul Anka


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15x18 Mickey Rooney / Timi Yuro / Rip Taylor / Ken Murray (January 14, 1962)


Broadcast live from the Stardust night club in Las Vegas Guests: --Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman - do a Candid Camera sketch. --Timi Yuro (singer) - ""Let Me Call You Sweetheart"" --Patti Page - ""Just in Time,"" ""The Boll Weevil Song"" (plays guitar) & ""Come On Home"" --Rip Taylor (comedian) - tells sob stories and sings ""Make Someone Happy"" --Rickie Layne & Velvel (ventriloquist act) - Velvel in prospector gear. --Louis Bellson (drummer)  - plays ""Manteca"" --Leo Diamond (comedian) - plays the ""Soundmonica"" --Ken Murray (comedian) - tells the ""Turtle Story"" --Two unidentified comedians lip-synch to Louis Prima & Keely Smith recording ""I'm Confessin'"" --Pamela and Mary Jane Murray (Ken Murray's daughters) - lip synch to a Louis Prima & Keely Smith recording. --The Amin Brothers (acrobats from Egypt) - balancing act --Phillipine Dancers - native dance with bamboo poles and, later in show, dancers with coconut castanets & bamboo poles. Audience bows


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15x17 Jimmy Durante / Rosemary Clooney / Bob Newhart / Gary Morton (January 07, 1962)


Broadcast live from the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Hollywood. Guests: --Rosemary Clooney - ""Everything's Coming Up Roses,"" ""Bye Bye Blackbird"" & ""Show Me"" --Bob Newhart (stand-up comedy) - routine: convincing people on ledges not to jump --Jimmy Durante - ""Inka-Dinka-Do,"" ""I Could Have Danced All Night,"" ""What A Day,"" ""My All Girl Band"" & ""The Twist"" --Jimmy Durante - ""Love You, Love You"" (with Sonny King) & ""Young At Heart"" --Jimmy Durante with sidekicks Eddie Jackson & Sonny King - ""Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?"" --Gary Morton (comedian) - stand up routine --Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls - ""Bye and Bye""


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15x16 scheduled: Slappy White; Matt Monro; Smith & Dale (December 31, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Slappy White (comedian) --Matt Monro (singer) --Sandy Stewart (singer) --The Barry Sisters (singing group) --Smith and Dale (comedy team) --Saverio Saridis (policeman-turned-singer) --The Hi-Lads (singing group) --The Estelle Alfonso Dancers --The Shirleys (balloon act)


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15x15 Linda Scott / Shari Lewis / The Baird Puppets (December 24, 1961)


Guests (Christmas Show): --Linda Scott - ""How I Wish (You'd Be With Me On Christmas Day)"" --Shari Lewis (ventriloquist) with Lamb Chop (dressed as Santa), Charlie Horse sings ""Jingle Bells."" --The Baird Puppets (Bill Baird puppets) - puppets doing a Davy Jones locker routine --Pompoff & Thedy (comedy team) --Burger's Animals (trained animal act with ponies, dogs, & chimp) --Korean Orphan Choir sings ""Jingle Bells"" (in Korean & English) and ""Silent Night"" --Bob Hammond's Birds (animal act with cockatoos) --The Meteors (acrobats dressed as Martians do stunts, 1950's spaceship & space suits) --Karrol Fox (comic magician) --The Bizarro Brothers (3 Men & a woman wearing bells play ""Rock Around The Clock"") --The Seven Staneks (acrobats doing flips onto each other's shoulders)


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15x14 Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington / Paul Anka (December 17, 1961)


--Paul Anka - ""Jingle Bells"" (jazzy version) --Barbara Cook - ""Magic Moment"" (from the Broadway musical ""The Gay Life"") --Elizabeth Allen & Walter Chiari - ""Madga, The Gypsy"" (a scene from the show ""The Gay Life"") --Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong - ""Duke's Place"" (their 1st performance together in 30 years) Louis on trumpet, Duke on piano --Paul Anka - medley: ""Diana,"" ""Tonight My Love,"" ""Tonight,"" ""Dance On Little Girl,"" ""Put Your Head On My Shoulder,"" ""You Are My Destiny,"" ""Lonely Boy"" and ""My Home Town."" --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about Hood & Friar Tuck --Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - ""In A Mellow Mood"" --Louis Armstrong - ""Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen"" --Paul Anka - ""Down by the River Side"" (with the Hugh Lambert Dancers) --Corbett Monica (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about Christmas & travel


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15x13 scheduled: Sarah Vaughan; Al Hirt; Vic Damone; Gary Morton; Edgar Bergen (December 10, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Al Hirt (trumpet player) --Sarah Vaughan --Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist) --Vic Damone (singer) --Gary Morton (comedian) --Rip Taylor (comedian) --Nina and Frederik (singers) --Anden's Poodles (a trained animal act)


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15x12 scheduled: Sid Caesar; Connie Francis; Joan Sutherland (December 03, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Sid Caesar (comedian) --Connie Francis (singer) --Joan Sutherland (opera singer) sings a selection from ""Ilucia di Lammermoor"" --Mike Clifford (singer) --Earl Grant (singer-organist) --Braman and Leonard (comedy instrumentalists) --Ferdonio (acrobat)


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15x11 scheduled: Richard Boone; Jackie Mason; Sophie Tucker (November 26, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Richard Boone (actor) --Jackie Mason (comedian) --Sophie Tucker (singer) --Gloria Lynn (singer) --Deedy and Bill (novelty singers)


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15x10 Steve Lawrence / Jerry Lewis / Dorothy Louden / Martha Perez (November 19, 1961)


Guests: --Jerry Lewis (comedian) - ""What Kind of Fool Am I?"" --Steve Lawrence (singer) - ""Begin the Beguine"" & ""If I Ever Would Leave You"" (or ""If Ever I Would Leave You"") --Dorothy Loudon (singer-comedian) --Martha Perez (mezzo soprano, opera singer from Cuba) - ""Cecelia Valdez"" --The Arnaut Brothers (comedy team, Vaudevillians doing bird whistles) --The Tunisian Dancers (or Tanezian Folk Dancers) --Francis Brunn (juggler) Scheduled guests (probably did not appear): --Ray Charles (blues singer) --Eydie Gorme --Jackie Mason (comedian)


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15x09 Pearl Bailey / Brenda Lee / Ames Brothers / Frank Gorshin / Myron Cohen (November 12, 1961)


Guests: --Pearl Bailey (singer) - ""Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me"" & ""I'm Glad There Is You"" --Brenda Lee (singer) - ""Fool #1"" & ""Learning About Love"" --Ames Brothers (vocal group) - ""Yes Indeed"" --Frank Gorshin (comedian & impressionist) --Myron Cohen (comedian) --Jan Peerce sings ""Serenade"" (from ""The Student Prince"") --George Young Revue (jazz combo) - ""Come Back to Sorrento"" (and ""When You're Smiling"") --See Hee Family (3-man acrobat team)


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15x08 scheduled: Jimmy Dean; Art Carney; Al Hirt; Julius LaRosa (November 05, 1961)


Scheduled: --Jimmy Dean sings ""Big Bad John"" --Art Carney (comedian) --Al Hirt and his jazz quintet --Julius LaRosa --Sheila MacRae (musical-comedy star) --Blossom Seeley (vaudevillian)


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15x07 scheduled: Everly Brothers; Robert Goulet; George Gobel (October 29, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --The Everly Brothers - ""Don't Blame Me"" --The Ritz Brothers (comedians) --Robert Goulet (musical-comedy star) sings ""Maria"" and a medley of songs made famous by Fred Astaire. --George Gobel (comedian) --Dorothy Loudon (singer-comedian) --Bertha and her trained elephants (circus act)


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15x06 Chubby Checker / Phil Silvers / Nancy Walker (October 22, 1961)


Guests: --Chubby Checker - ""The Twist"" (with the ""Do-Re-Mi"" dancers) and ""The Fly"" --Matt Monro - ""My Kind of Gal"" --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team, doing skit about ""The Twilight Zone"") --Phil Silvers & Nancy Walker - nightclub scene from ""Do-Re-Mi"" --Phil Silvers & Nancy Walker - bedroom scene From Do-Re-Mi --Phil Silvers - Soda Fountain skit about a jukebox (from ""Do-Re-Mi"") --Audience bow: Evelyn Silvers (Mrs. Phil Silvers)


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15x05 2nd Berlin show: Louis Armstrong; Sid Caesar; Shari Lewis (October 15, 1961)


Guests (second of two shows taped in West Berlin): --Louis Armstrong (jazz musician, performing at the McNair Barracks) --Sid Caesar (comedian, performing at the Berlin Command Headquarters Theater) --Roberta Peters (soprano, performing at the West Berlin Sportpalast) --Shari Lewis (puppeteer, entertaining children at the Thomas A. Roberts School of the Berlin Command) --Janet Blair (singer) --On film: a tour of the Oktoberfest beer festival --Peter Kraus (German singer, performing at the American Youth Center) --The Trio Ariston (comedy acrobats)


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15x04 Taped in West Berlin: Louis Armstrong; Connie Francis; Van Cliburn (October 08, 1961)


Taped at West Berlin's Sportspalast: --Louis Armstrong & his orchestra - ""Sleepy Time Down South,"" ""Royal Garden Blues,"" ""Hussar Gussar"" & ""When the Saints Go Marching In"" --Maureen O'Hara - ""Hello, Young Lovers"" --Van Cliburn - ""Polonaise"" by Chopin --Connie Francis - medley: ""Stupid Cupid,"" ""Among My Souvenirs,"" ""Lipstick on Your Collar,"" ""Who's Sorry Now"" and ""Everybody's Somebody's Fool"" --Connie Francis - ""Where the Boys Are"" (sings to soldiers in audience) and ""Schöner Fremder Mann"" (in German) --Rowan & Martin (comedy team, Martin as an American tourist in Germany interviewed by Rowan) --Bob Lewis (comic magician) --Enrique del Rey (juggler) --The Bluebell Girls (chorus line, ""Can Can Dance"" live from Paris, France) Audience bows: Generals Albert Watson & Fred Hartel


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15x03 Phil Silvers / Brigitte Bardot (filmed interview) / Peter Nero / McGuire Sisters (October 01, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Phil Silvers, Nancy Dussault and John Readon who appeared together in the Broadway musical ""Do Re Mi"" --Nancy Dussault and John Readon sing ""Make Someone Happy"" --Peter Nero (piano soloist) - ""Mountain Greenery"" --The McGuire Sisters (singers) - ""Run, Run, Run"" and ""Just Because"" --Audience bow: Tom Zachary (former Washington Senators pitcher who threw the pitch that Babe Ruth hit for home run no. 60 in 1927) On Film: Film clips of Sullivan's recent trip around the world: --Sullivan interviews Brigitte Bardot in Paris. --In London, Ed talks with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby about their new ""Road"" picture ""The Road to Hong Hong."" --Jackie Gleason and Gene Kelly are seen on the set of their new movie (probably ""Gigot"" which Kelly directed). --Also: a Little League game in Japan; a tour of Hong Kong's harbor, a festival in Rome, and a puppet show in Berlin.


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15x02 From Las Vegas: Danny Thomas; Della Reese; Crosby Brothers (September 24, 1961)


Taped in Las Vegas (at the Desert Inn & at the Stardust) Guests: --Della Reese - ""In The Still Of The Night"" & ""Summertime"" --The Crosby Trio (Bing's sons Philip, Lindsay and Dennis Crosby) - ""Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"" and ""We Ought To Dance"" --Danny Thomas (stand-up comedy) - talks about his show, tells jokes and sings ""I Will Stay Younger Than Spring"" (this segment was taped in Hollywood) --The Kim Sisters (3 Korean sisters who sing and play musical instruments) - ""Shanty In Old Shanty Town"" and ""The Steel Guitar Rag"" (sisters playing drums, accordion & string instruments) --Rudy Cardenas (juggler) --Michele Sander Winters & Michael Larry Rubin (daredevil couple, performing stunts from a helicopter) --Powers and Park (ice skaters perform with non-skating dancers)


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15x01 First show of the 15th Season (September 17, 1961)


Scheduled guests: --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (musical comedy performers) --Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker (comedians) - reprise their sketch about a married couple who are not speaking to each other --Corbett Monica (comedian) --Teddy Randazzo (singer) --The Wanderers (singing quartet) --The Mayo Brothers (a tap-dancing duo) --Richiardi (illusionist)




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