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Season 11, Episode 01 Betty Grable / Carol Channing / Harry James / Bobby Helms / George Raft

S11 E01

Sep 22, 1957
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Betty Grable / Carol Channing / Harry James / Bobby Helms / George Raft Sep 22, 1957 Guests: --Betty Grable - ""Put Your Arms Around Me"" --Harry James (trumpet player) - ""You Made Me Love You"" and ""Two O'clock Jump"" --Bobby Helms - ""My Special Angel"" --Carol Channing (comedian) - does an impression of Sophie Tucker --Jo Stafford – medley: ""You Belong To Me,"" ""Make Love To Me"" and ""Jambalaya (On The Bayou)""--Jo Stafford (later in show) - ""Star Of Love"" --On film: clip from ""Bolero"" with Carol Lombard & George Raft. --George Raft - ""Sweet Georgia Brown"" (Raft dances) --George Raft, Jack Durant & Ed Sullivan talk about George Raft's life.--Jack Dempsey and Ed Sullivan talk about the long count fight of 1927. --Paul Anderson (Olympic champ weight lifter) - lifts stars from their seats --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist) - with puppet who sings ""There Was A Boy"" --Jack Durant (comedian) - does impression of Clark Gable & sings ""When You're Smiling"" --Jimmy Roselli - ""Give My Regards To Broadway""--Alfred Apaka & Nalani - Alfred sings Hawaiian songs

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Season 11, Episode 02 scheduled: George Burns & Gracie Allen; Johnnie Ray; Ida Lupino & Howard Duff

S11 E02

Sep 29, 1957
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scheduled: George Burns & Gracie Allen; Johnnie Ray; Ida Lupino & Howard Duff Sep 29, 1957 Scheduled guests (broadcast from Hollywood): --Johnnie Ray (singer) --George Burns and Gracie Allen (comedy team) --Della Reese (singer) --Ida Lupino and Howard Duff (husband and wife acting team; stars of the TV series ""Mr. Adams and Eve"") - sing""Geymore"" (with Ed Sullivan) --Carla Alberghetti (singer) --Sally Forrest (dancer) --Richard Hearne (comedian, England's ""Mr. Pastry"") --George Sanders (actor) --The Happy Jesters (instrumental impressionists)

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Season 11, Episode 03 scheduled: Eva Marie Saint; Everly Brothers; Danny Thomas; Bob & Ray

S11 E03

Oct 6, 1957
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scheduled: Eva Marie Saint; Everly Brothers; Danny Thomas; Bob & Ray Oct 6, 1957 Scheduled: --Eva Marie Saint (actress) --The Everly Brothers - ""Wake Up Little Susie"" --Danny Thomas (comedian) --Bob and Ray (comedy team) --Alan King (comedian) --Kate Smith (singer) --The Mambo Aces (dancers) --The Harvest Moon Ball contest winners (dancers) --The Dancing Gordons (ballroom dancers) --Edoardo Raspino (juggler)

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Season 11, Episode 04 The Sparkletones / Mills Brothers / Georgia Gibbs / Sammy Kaye

S11 E04

Oct 20, 1957
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The Sparkletones / Mills Brothers / Georgia Gibbs / Sammy Kaye Oct 20, 1957 Scheduled: --The Mills Brothers (vocal group) --Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones perform ""Black Slacks"" --Georgia Gibbs (singer) --Mickey Rooney (actor) --Sammy Kaye and his band --Carol Lawrence (actress from Broadway's ""West Side Story"") --Hildegarde (singer) --Tippy and Cobina (trained monkey act)

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Season 11, Episode 05 The Platters / Frances Farmer / Jane Morgan

S11 E05

Oct 27, 1957
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The Platters / Frances Farmer / Jane Morgan Oct 27, 1957 ASCAP Show with guests: --The Platters - The Great Pretender"" (on film, Ed in Paris at Platters concert) --Frances Farmer - ""Down in the Valley"" (performed towards end of show) --Ed Presents Maurice Chavalier with Actors Award plaque --Jane Morgan - Fascination"" --Andy Quinn - ""Rock-A-Boogie --Constance Towers - ""You"" & ""The Night & The Music"" --Joe Howard - ""Hello My Baby"" & ""Goodbye My Lady Love"" --Gene Austin (sings & yodels) - medley: ""Lonesome Road,"" ""How Come You Do Me Like You Do,"" ""When My Sugar Walks Down The Street All The Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet,"" ""Melancholy Baby"" & ""Blue Heaven"" --Blossom Seeley - ""Teasin' Rag"" & ""Somebody Loves Me Rag"" --T C Jones (female impersonator) - ""Catch"" & does a satire of old musicals --Dario Cassini - ""Thine Alone"" (written by Victor Herbert) --Don Rondo - ""Bring Back My Summer Love"" --Rudolf Friml (pianist) - plays medley --Frank Faye (comedian) - chats with audience. Later in show, Faye jokes around with Ed. F

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Season 11, Episode 06 Sam Cooke / Jimmie Rodgers / Paul Anka / Sparkletones

S11 E06

Nov 3, 1957
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Sam Cooke / Jimmie Rodgers / Paul Anka / Sparkletones Nov 3, 1957 Musical acts: --Sam Cooke - ""You Send Me"" (excerpt performed at end of show) --Paul Anka - ""Diana"" --Jimmie Rodgers - ""Honeycomb"" and ""Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"" --The Sparkeltones (Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones) - ""Black Slacks"" --Patachou - ""Paris Looks at Herself"" and ""Jambes Roses"" Alberghetti Sisters segment -- Anna Marie Alberghetti sings ""Fa La Mana Bambin"" --Alberghetti Sisters (Anna Maria & Carla duet) - ""Mutual Admiration Society"" --Carla Alberghetti - ""Mi Amore Sorento"" (Anna Maria's Sister singing an Italian folk song)--Carla introduces Mother Alberghetti who plays piano. Piano solo. --Carla Alberghetti - ""Fascination"" Other guests: --Joy Kay (clown act slapstick) - Man's body is shoved into trunk, comes out as woman in bathing suit. --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist, the dummy does all the talking) --The Latinos (Three Italian dancers) --Sue Carson (comedian/impressionist, imitates teenagers) --The Dancers Of Bali (ethnic dance

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Season 11, Episode 07 Robert Wagner & Joan Collins / Sarah Vaughan / Roger Williams / Billy Eckstine

S11 E07

Nov 10, 1957
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Robert Wagner & Joan Collins / Sarah Vaughan / Roger Williams / Billy Eckstine Nov 10, 1957 Guests: --Ed talks with Robert Wagner & Joan Collins. A clip from the movie ""Stop Over Tokyo"" is shown.--Sarah Vaughan - ""Lucky In Love"" --Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - ""Passing Strangers"" --Billy Eckstine - does impressions of other singers (Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong) then plays trumpet solo. Later in show, Billy Eckstine sings ""If I Can Help Somebody"" --Roger Williams - Till"" and ""St. Louis Blues"" --Charlotte Rae (stand-up comedian, jokes about her diet routine) --Helen Woods - ""Love Is A Many Splendid Thing"" (Ziegfeld Follies girl dances & plays violin) --Katina Ranieri - ""Arrivaderchi Roma"" & ""Kanaya"" --Gaby, Fofo, & Miliki (musical/comedy routine) --Fernanda Montel - ""Melodie D'amour"" --June Taylor Dancers (from ""The Jackie Gleason Show"") dancing girls with hula-hoops.--Inia Tewiata (singer from New Zealand) - ""Waiata Poi"" --Ed Introduces Seventeen Magazine Doll Making Contest Winners. Ginger Christensen, Fannee Fields, Sharon Rae Robinson

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Season 11, Episode 08 Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps / Georgia Gibbs / Carol Burnett

S11 E08

Nov 17, 1957
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Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps / Georgia Gibbs / Carol Burnett Nov 17, 1957 Guests: --Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps - ""Dance to the Bop"" --Georgia Gibbs - ""Great Balls of Fire"" & ""Rock A Bye My Baby"" --Carol Burnett - ""Careless"" --Johnny Carson (stand-up comedy, does a routine about a children's show host who's suffering from a hangover) --Julius LaRosa - ""You Make Me Feel So Young"" and ""Just Forever"" --Kate Smith - ""All the Way"" & ""When Lover Has Gone"" --Harvey Stone (stand-up comedian) --Jose Melis (pianist from Jack Paar's show) - ""Tamanoco"" --Wally Griffin (stand-up comedian, jokes about Boston, does a routine about delinquents) --Les Garcons Delarue (French novelty act) --Vic & Adio (acrobats) --Latinos (3 male dancers, doing leaps and athletic dancing. Dancer dances on his head). --On film: Ed visits the set of ""Big Country."" Ed jokes around with the director (William Wyler) and the actors (Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives). Chuck Connors pretends to rough Ed up.

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Season 11, Episode 09 scheduled: Rex Harrison; Kay Kendall; Tony Martin; the Four Aces; Barbara McNair

S11 E09

Nov 24, 1957
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scheduled: Rex Harrison; Kay Kendall; Tony Martin; the Four Aces; Barbara McNair Nov 24, 1957 Scheduled: --Rex Harrison (star of Broadway's ""My Fair Lady"") --Kay Kendall (comedian, wife of Rex Harrison) --Tony Martin (singer, in a remote from Boston) --The Four Aces (vocal group) --Barbara McNair (singer) --Joe E. Lewis (comedian) --Lu Ann Simms (singer) --The West Point Glee Club European acts (scheduled):--Les Garcons de la Rue (a French comedy singing group) --The Morlidor Troupe (novelty act) --Holger and Dolores (dance team)

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Season 11, Episode 10 Buddy Holly and the Crickets / Sam Cooke / Bobby Helms

S11 E10

Dec 1, 1957
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Buddy Holly and the Crickets / Sam Cooke / Bobby Helms Dec 1, 1957 --Buddy Holly and the Crickets - ""That'll Be the Day"" and ""Peggy Sue"" --Sam Cooke - ""You Send Me"" and ""For Sentimental Reasons"" --The Rays - ""Silhouettes"" --Bobby Helms - ""My Special Angel"" --Polly Bergen - ""Mean To Me"" and ""Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"" -- Ray McKinley & the Glenn Miller Orchestra (with guest singers) - perform a medley--Douglas Fairbanks (actor) - appears in a comedy sketch and, later in show, recites the Rudyard Kipling poem ""If"" --The Colliers All American Football Team (General Mills) introduced by Ed Sullivan and Lefty James.--Martha Ann Bentley (ballerina, dressed as a jockey) --Jean Carroll (comedian) --Tony And Sally Demarco (couple dancing to ""White Christmas"")

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Season 11, Episode 11 The Platters / Noel Coward / Ray Peterson

S11 E11

Dec 8, 1957
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The Platters / Noel Coward / Ray Peterson Dec 8, 1957 --The Platters - ""Only You"" and ""Indiff'rent""--Ray Peterson - ""Fever"" --Noel Coward - sings medley of his own songs (please see Recap for titles) --Noel Coward sings ""What's Going To Happen To The Children"" (When There Are No More Grown Ups) --Eric Brenn - Plate juggler --See Hee Family - Acrobats --Sealy Wang (?) - puppet act--Jean Medeira (Metropolitan Opera Star) sings ""Sygoyna""Ed Sullivan presents football awards --Princeton Triangle Club (men in drag) dance ""The Charleston"" --Cara Philano and Maria Rose (dancers) --Eileen O'Dare (dancer) --On film: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh on location in Munich, Germany: --Jackel Mac Kensie (British Television star)

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Season 11, Episode 12 scheduled: Tony Bennett; Della Reese; Eddie Foy; Barbara Perry

S11 E12

Dec 15, 1957
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scheduled: Tony Bennett; Della Reese; Eddie Foy; Barbara Perry Dec 15, 1957 Scheduled guests: --Tony Bennett (singer) --Della Reese (singer) --Eddie Foy and Barbara Perry (from the Broadway musical ""Rumple"") --Lo, Hite and Stanley (comedy team) --Sue Carson (comedian) --Rita Streich (soprano, from Vienna)--The Konyots (comedy dance team) --Rudy Cardenas (juggler) --Paul Sydell and Spotty (animal act) --Baby Opal (performing baby elephant)

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Season 11, Episode 13 10th Christmas Show - Frankie Lymon; Rise Stevens; Carol Lawrence

S11 E13

Dec 22, 1957
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10th Christmas Show - Frankie Lymon; Rise Stevens; Carol Lawrence Dec 22, 1957 --Frankie Lymon - ""Goody Goody"" and ""It's Christmas Once Again""Other guests: --Mary Knoll Seminarians - ""Mary Had a Baby"" --Parade Of The Snowmen - skate to ""Winter Wonderland""--Skaters to ""Sleigh Ride"" (vocal) --Robert Maxwell (harpist) - ""White Christmas""--Carol Lawrence - ""The Christmas Song"" sung to Jill and Dolly Davis who are dressed as rabbits --Jill and Dolly Davis tap dance to ""It's beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas"" --Shirley Reid (ventriloquist) - ""Santa Claude Is Coming To Town"" (doll is shown singing) --Rise Stevens - ""Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"" and ""Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"" --Skaters to ""Sleigh Ride"" --William Syrone speaks: theme praying --Joey Alfidi - 8 year old piano player ""The Minute Waltz"" while 3 beauty queens look on. --Audience bow: Wayne Morris --Rise Stevens with Mary Knoll Seminarians - ""I Wonder As I Wander""

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Season 11, Episode 14 scheduled: Red Buttons; Roberta Sherwood / John Wayne (on film)

S11 E14

Dec 29, 1957
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scheduled: Red Buttons; Roberta Sherwood / John Wayne (on film) Dec 29, 1957 --Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five - ""Caldonia"" & ""Peace Of Mind""Scheduled guests: --Red Buttons --Roberta Sherwood --Victor Julian and his pets --Jo Hanwey (comic juggler) --Norbu (comedy act) --The DeCastro Sisters (vocal group) On film: a clip from the movie ""Legend of the Lost,"" with John Wayne, Sophia Loren and Rossano Brazzi.

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Season 11, Episode 15 scheduled: The Everly Brothers; Johnnie Ray

S11 E15

Jan 5, 1958
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scheduled: The Everly Brothers; Johnnie Ray Jan 5, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Johnnie Ray (singer) --The Everly Brothers --Clifford Guest (ventriloquist) --Bambi Linn (dancer) --Rod Alexander (dancer) --The ""Vienna on Parade"" orchestra --The Amandis (acrobats/teeterboard act) --Tex Barton and his horse (novelty/trained animal act)

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Season 11, Episode 16 Bing Crosby (on film) / James Arness / Mike Kellin & Sondra Lee

S11 E16

Jan 12, 1958
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Bing Crosby (on film) / James Arness / Mike Kellin & Sondra Lee Jan 12, 1958 Guests: --On film: Clip of Bing Crosby playing golf. --James Arness - appears on stage to talk with Ed. Then a film clip from the TV series ""Gunsmoke"" is shown (Marshall Dillon's office) --Mike Kellin & Sondra Lee - perform a scene from Ben Hecht's ""Winkleberg""--Cesare Siepi - April Love"" --Marimba Masters (percussion group from the Rochester School Of Music) - ""Yesterdays"" and ""What Child Is This?"" --Jay Marshall (stand-up comedy, does tricks with golf tricks, tells jokes, makes things from folded paper). Later, Lefty the Hand puppet sings ""If I Had My Way."" --Elena Guest - ""Arrivederchi Roma"" --Peg Leg Bates & Jimmy Valentine (two tap dancers with peg legs) --Marcel Marceau - excerpt from David & Goliath routine --Texas Tommy - Novelty Act: Dog Act, Form Pyramid & Ride Bicycle --Roger Bannister, Johnny Podres, Bobby Morrow & Stan Musial - ""Sports Illustrated"" Sportsmen of the Year, clips of select plays are shown. --Sid James (Sports Illustrated represent

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Season 11, Episode 17 Mario Lanza (on film, interview) / Kirby Stone Quartet / Marissa Alotsio

S11 E17

Jan 19, 1958
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Mario Lanza (on film, interview) / Kirby Stone Quartet / Marissa Alotsio Jan 19, 1958 Guests:--On film: Mario Lanza - (1) In Rome, Lanza talks to Ed about the film ""7 Hills of Rome"" (2) Film clip: Lanza sings ""Arrivaderci Roma""--Marisa Allasio (Italian actress from ""7 Hills of Rome"") - appears on stage with Ed. (Listed as ""Marissa Alotsio"" on transcript.) --Kirby Stone Quartet - ""It's A Really Big Show"" (performed with Ed Sullivan at opening of show) --Kirby Stone Quartet - ""It's Wonderful"" (song performed towards end of show. This version of ""It's Wonderful"" is about 2 snakes.)--Julie Wilson - ""I've Got To Sing"" and ""All The Way"" --Ballet De Florence & Frederick (3 men and women ballet dancers)--Valerie Clark - ""You're The Greatest"" --Clifford Guest (ventriloquist) (1) Dummy trapped in suitcase; (2) He re-appears later in show pretending to hold a baby in his arms. Makes a crying noises, belches. --Harrison And Kossi (ice skaters) - skate to ""Midnight In Paris."" Also, re-appears later in show. --Dario Cassini (opera singer) - ""Could My Heart Still

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Season 11, Episode 18 Buddy Holly & the Crickets (2nd appearance) /Jimmie Rodgers / Ted Lewis

S11 E18

Jan 26, 1958
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Buddy Holly & the Crickets (2nd appearance) /Jimmie Rodgers / Ted Lewis Jan 26, 1958 --Buddy Holly and the Crickets (their 2nd Sullivan appearance) – ""Oh Boy"" (performed towards end of show) --Jimmie Rodgers - ""Oh, Oh, I'm Falling In Love"" and ""Long, Hot Summer"" --Ted Lewis - ""Steppin' Out With A Memory,"" ""K-K-K-Katy"" (with Eddie Chester and Beverly Marshall) and ""Tiger Rag"" --Joyce Grenfell (comedian doing a nursery school routine) --Billy Myles - ""The Joker"" --Andre Moon & his Puppets - 8 Dancing Puppets --Japanese film actresses Hediko Takimini, Shiro Kido (approximate spellings) and other Japanese female stars appear in recognition of Japanese Film Week. --Duke University Glee Club - ""Prayer"" & ""Alma Mater""--Wally Griffin (stand-up comedian) --Gartner and Landry (judo)--Kovach & Rabovski (jazz / ballet) --Japanese Dance Group - Japanese dancers and singer appear in production numbers at the beginning and end of show.

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Season 11, Episode 19 scheduled: Ted Lewis; Helen Gallagher; Georges Guetary

S11 E19

Feb 2, 1958
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scheduled: Ted Lewis; Helen Gallagher; Georges Guetary Feb 2, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Ted Lewis (bandleader) --Beverly Marshall (comedian) --Georges Guetary (French singer) --Helen Gallagher (dancer) Georges Guetary and Helen Gallagher perform ""Isn't It Wonderful?"" - a song from the Broadway show ""Portofino"" in which they both appear. The theme of this show was the Brussels World's Fair (scheduled to open in April 1958). Guests from various nations of the world were to appear.

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Season 11, Episode 20 scheduled: Gina Lollobrigida; Sally Ann Howes; Jack Carter; Billy Kenny

S11 E20

Feb 9, 1958
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scheduled: Gina Lollobrigida; Sally Ann Howes; Jack Carter; Billy Kenny Feb 9, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Gina Lollobrigida (actress) --Sally Ann Howes (musical-comedy star who replaced Julie Andrews in Broadway's ""My Fair Lady"") --Billy Kenny (singer, formerly of the Ink Spots) --Jack Carter (comedian) --Goose Tatum and the Harlem Basketball Stars --The Three Bragazzis (an Italian comedy act) --Rolly and Arry (pantomime artists)

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Season 11, Episode 21 scheduled: Vic Damone; Anna Magnani (on film, tour of Rome)

S11 E21

Feb 16, 1958
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scheduled: Vic Damone; Anna Magnani (on film, tour of Rome) Feb 16, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Vic Damone sings ""Gigi"" and ""Gift of Love"" --On film: Anna Magnani (actress, takes Ed on a filmed tour of Rome) --Davis and Reese (comedy team) --Willie, West and McGinty (vaudeville comedians, doing a ""House-building"" sketch) --The Four Esquires (vocal quartet) --The Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland) --George Carl (pantomime artist) --Toni Dalli (singer from Italy) --Rochiardi (illusionist / magician from Spain) --The Three Szekelys (a ""hand-balancing"" act)

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Season 11, Episode 22 LaVern Baker / Victor Moore / Tina Robin

S11 E22

Feb 23, 1958
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LaVern Baker / Victor Moore / Tina Robin Feb 23, 1958 --The Happy Jesters (comedy singing male trio) - ""Somebody Stole My Gal"" --Radio City Music Hall Symphony [song - unknown] --Victor Moore (veteran actor, celebrating his 82nd birthday) - sings 3 songs--Jack Sharkey (heavyweight boxing champ) - Fishing exhibition --Joe Kirkwood - Trick Golf shots --Tina Robin - sings ""Imagination,"" does imitations of other singers, and ""Melancholy Baby"" --Martin Brothers (jugglers) --Gino Donati (opera singer doing a balancing act)--Michelle Boston - young girl - mentalist --Jack Warden--The Happy Jesters - ""Your Cheating Heart"" --La Vern Baker - ""Substitute"" --Cornelis - silent act as patient in dentist's office

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Season 11, Episode 23 scheduled: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; The Everly Brothers; Charles Manna

S11 E23

Mar 2, 1958
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scheduled: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; The Everly Brothers; Charles Manna Mar 2, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor) --The Everly Brothers (singers) - ""This Little Girl of Mine"" --Charles Manna (comedy singer) --Jean Carroll (comedian) --Georges Guetary (French singer) --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist) --The Bonny Sisters (vocal trio)

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Season 11, Episode 24 Everly Brothers / Jo Stafford / The Sparkletones

S11 E24

Mar 9, 1958
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Everly Brothers / Jo Stafford / The Sparkletones Mar 9, 1958 Guests:--The Everly Brothers - ""Wake Up Little Susie"" & ""Be Bop a Lula"" --Jo Stafford - ""Anything Goes"" & ""Tomorrow Mountain"" --The Sparkletones - ""Cotton Pickin' Rockers"" (Rockabilly band) --Lonnie Satin & Barbara McNair (of the Broadway musical ""The Body Beautiful"") - ""All Of These & More"" --Cyril Ritchard - ""Opportunity Knocks But Once,"" ""Mother Comes Too"" and ""Come To The Supermarket"" --Carol Heiss (ice skater, live from Madison Square Garden) --David Jenkins (figure skater, live from Madison Square Garden) --Dick Shawn (comedian, during act puts on ""blackface"" make up & becomes Othello) --The Vagabond Painter (Tour-bier) - Parisian painter creates Folies Bergeres dancer out of map of Paris --The Samy Brothers (acrobatic act from Egypt) --Harrison & Fisher (ballroom dancing) --Los Trianos (or ""Los Triannas"" - Spanish Flamenco dancers)

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Season 11, Episode 25 St. Patrick's Day / scheduled: Mickey Shaughnessy; Myron Cohen; Sue Carson

S11 E25

Mar 16, 1958
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St. Patrick's Day / scheduled: Mickey Shaughnessy; Myron Cohen; Sue Carson Mar 16, 1958 St. Patrick's Day show with scheduled guests: --Mickey Shaughnessy (actor, appeared in the 1957 movie ""Don't Go Near the Water"") --Myron Cohen (comedian) --Sue Carson (comedian) --Darryl Stewart (Australian singer) - ""When Irish Eyes are Smiling"" --The McNiff Irish Dancers --The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (a glee club) - ""Eileen Allana"" and ""O'Donnell Aboo"" --Eddy Manson and his harmonica group - playing an Irish medley --Martin Granger and his puppets --The Mascots (balancing act) --Also: Ed presents the second Championship Performance Award to the outstanding athlete of the 1930-45 era.

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Season 11, Episode 26 Rodgers & Hammerstein / Bert Lahr / The Rays / Four Preps

S11 E26

Mar 23, 1958
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Rodgers & Hammerstein / Bert Lahr / The Rays / Four Preps Mar 23, 1958 Guests: --Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II promote their film ""South Pacific."" A film of the NYC premiere of the movie is shown. Rodgers and Hammerstein appear on stage with Ed. --Roberta Peters (opera singer) - ""Younger Then Springtime"" (with Richard Rodgers playing piano). --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act) --Bert Lahr (comedian) - baseball sketch with sportscaster David Burns.--Michael Hale (singer) - ""Luck Be A Lady Tonight"" --Carol Haney and Peter Gennaro (dancers)--The Four Preps"" - sing ""26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"" --Dickie Henderson (British singing comedian)--Wally Griffith (comedian)--Roberta Peters (opera singer) - ""The Shadow Song"" --Torakichi Nakamura and Koichi Ono (Japanese golfers) --Cameo: Frank Pace (former US Secretary Of War) --Audience bows: Herb Cups; Mrs. Richard Rodgers; Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein; Charles Silvio --The Rays"" (vocal group) - sing ""The Man Above""

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Season 11, Episode 27 scheduled: Della Reese; Frankie Vaughan; Jane Morgan

S11 E27

Mar 30, 1958
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scheduled: Della Reese; Frankie Vaughan; Jane Morgan Mar 30, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Della Reese (singer) --Roger Williams (pianist) --Frankie Vaughan (singer from England) --Jane Morgan (singer) --Sam Levenson (comedian) --Georges Guetary (French singer) --Anton Dolin and his London Festival Ballet (with John Gilpin, Louis Godfrey, Michael Hogan and Andre Prokovsky) --George Shearing (pianist) --Dorothy Donegan (pianist) --O'Brady (novelty puppet act from Europe) --The Three Brazzazzis (European comedy act)

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Season 11, Episode 28 Maurice Chevalier / Carol Burnett / Conrad Hilton

S11 E28

Apr 6, 1958
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Maurice Chevalier / Carol Burnett / Conrad Hilton Apr 6, 1958 Guests: --Carol Burnett (comedian, doing a tribute to the Emmy Awards) --Maurice Chevalier - ""Gigi"" & ""Quay De Bercy"" --Conrad Hilton (reads a poem he wrote) --Guy Lombardo - ""Everywhere You Go"" and ""Over & Over"" (Note: The singer is either Kenny Gardner or Bill Flanagan) --Nell Rankin (mezzo-soprano) sings ""Pace, Pace"" --Chicago Opera Ballet - ""The Merry Widow Waltz"" --The Johnson Family - medley of religious songs --Regine & Andre Berny (dancing team) --Les Marquis Markays (acrobats, two brothers perform balancing tricks) --Clarence Willard (contortionist, called ""The Man Who Grows Before Your Eyes"") - appears to grow taller on stage --Joe Castor (puppet show, puppet paints a picture) --Audience bow: Mrs. Wendell Willkie --On-stage bows: Don Kerr, Linley Ruddock, Jerry Wald --Dr. Everett Clinchy, of the National Conference Of Christians & Jews, presents Ed with an award.

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Season 11, Episode 29 scheduled: Nat King Cole; Mickey Mantle; Yogi Berra; Jack Norworth

S11 E29

Apr 13, 1958
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scheduled: Nat King Cole; Mickey Mantle; Yogi Berra; Jack Norworth Apr 13, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Nat King Cole (singer) --Mickey Mantle (of the New York Yankees, was the American League's most valuable player of 1957) --Yogi Berra (catcher) --Whitey Ford (pitcher) --Jack Norworth (composer, wrote ""Take Me Out To the Ball Game"") --Joyce Grenfell (British comedian) --Laurie London (14-year-old singer)

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Season 11, Episode 30 The Champs (Tequila) / Vivian Blaine / Hermoine Gingold

S11 E30

Apr 20, 1958
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The Champs (Tequila) / Vivian Blaine / Hermoine Gingold Apr 20, 1958 Guests: --The Champs - ""Tequila"" --Hermoine Gingold & Billy Dewolfe - ""Careless Talk"" --Kathy Linden - ""Billy"" --Vivian Blaine - ""Say, Darling"" (from the Broadway show ""Say, Darling."") --David Wayne - ""River"" and a number from ""Say, Darling""--Scenes from the University Of Pennsylvania Mask and Wig Club (men in drag, chorus line). --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)--Martin Granger puppets --Helene & Howard (comedy dance team)--Miklos Gafni (Hungarian tenor) - ""E. Lucevan E. Stelle"". --Annapolis Glee Club - ""Navy Song"" --Anna D'Angelo - ""Kansas City"" --Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys (vocal group) - ""Saints Ding, Dong"" and ""Say Darling"" --D'Angoly's (juggling act) --Audience bows: Will Jordan, Bill Gunn, Mary Martin

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Season 11, Episode 31 Everly Brothers / Sal Mineo / Patachou / Teresa Brewer

S11 E31

Apr 27, 1958
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Everly Brothers / Sal Mineo / Patachou / Teresa Brewer Apr 27, 1958 Guests: --The Everly Brothers - ""All I Have To Do Is Dream"" --Sal Mineo (actor) - sings ""A Couple Of Crazy Kids"" & ""Baby Face"" --Patachou - ""Poor People Of Paris"" & ""Wonderful Guy"" --Georgia Gibbs - ""Today I Love Everybody"" and ""Melancholy Baby"" --Teresa Brewer - ""I Think The World Of You"" --Maria Neglia (novelty voilin act) - ""Plink Plank Plunk"" --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian) --Arthur Worsley (ventriloquist act) --Art Todd & Dotty Todd - demonstrate multitrack tape recording --Julius Sundman (magician) --Trio Hoganis Acrobats (highwire act) --Keoni Dancers (acrobatic dancers) --Cameos: Muriel Abbott (talent agent); Gladys Robinson (artist)

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Season 11, Episode 32 Lillian Roth / The Chordettes / David Seville / Helen Gallagher / Denise Darcel

S11 E32

May 4, 1958
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Lillian Roth / The Chordettes / David Seville / Helen Gallagher / Denise Darcel May 4, 1958 Guests:--The Chordettes - ""Lollipop"" --David Seville - ""Witch Doctor"" --Lillian Roth - ""How About You"" & ""Sing You Sinners"" --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - Julius Caesar sketch --Amru Sani (singer from India) - ""I Remember You"" --Carol Haney & Peter Gennaro - ""On The Sunny Side of the Street"" --Denise Darcel - ""Mam'selle"" --Helen Gallagher - ""Something's Coming"" --Ed Townsend - ""For Your Love"" --The Kims (3 men comic acrobat act) --Gaston Palmer (French comic juggler) --The Clementi Twins (Australian bicyclist balancing act) On-stage bows: Captain Zohar (Israeli pilot) & Milo Valenzuela (Kentucky Derby jockey); Bob Mathias--Audience bows: BPOE National Youth Leadership contest Winners; winners of the 15th Annual National Press Photographers News Picture award; Pakistan's cricket team.

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Season 11, Episode 33 scheduled: Eleanor Roosevelt; Connie Francis; Tony Martin

S11 E33

May 11, 1958
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scheduled: Eleanor Roosevelt; Connie Francis; Tony Martin May 11, 1958 --Connie Francis - ""Who's Sorry Now?""Scheduled guests: --Eleanor Roosevelt - pays tribute to Israel's 10th anniversary --Tony Martin (singer) --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) --Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley (vaudeville team) --Al Hibbler (singer) --Don Rondo (singer) --Art & Dotty Todd (singer) --Dick Contino (accordian player) --George Givot (entertainer, show business veteran) --The Trio Rayros (comedy tumbling act)

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Season 11, Episode 34 scheduled: Maurice Chevalier; Sophie Tucker; Carol Lawrence; Jack E. Leonard

S11 E34

May 18, 1958
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scheduled: Maurice Chevalier; Sophie Tucker; Carol Lawrence; Jack E. Leonard May 18, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Maurice Chevalier (star of the new movie ""Gigi"") --Sophie Tucker --Carol Lawrence (of ""West Side Story"") --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) --The West Point Glee Club --The Kim Sisters (singing trio from Korea) --Georgie Tapps and his dancers--The Wake Forest College majorettes, Winston-Salem, N.C. --John Risko (plate spinner)

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Season 11, Episode 35 scheduled: Frankie Lymon; Alan King; Hermione Gingold

S11 E35

May 25, 1958
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scheduled: Frankie Lymon; Alan King; Hermione Gingold May 25, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Frankie Lymon (singer) --Alan King (comedian) --Hermione Gingold (actress-comedian) --Allan Drake (comedian) --Althea Gibson (tennis star, making her TV singing debut) --Zizi Jeanmaire and Roland Petit (husband & wife ballet performers from France)--The Three Edwards (Canadian balancing act) --The Theda Sisters (European trapeze performers)

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Season 11, Episode 36 scheduled: Wayne and Shuster; Jimmie Rodgers; Edie Adams

S11 E36

Jun 1, 1958
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scheduled: Wayne and Shuster; Jimmie Rodgers; Edie Adams Jun 1, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster (guest hosts, taking over while Ed was at the World's Fair in Brussels)--Edie Adams (singer-comedian) --Jimmie Rodgers (singer) - ""Secretly"" --Doretta Morrow (singer) --Sallie Blair (singer) --Mario Del Monaco (singer) --Jeanmarie and Roland Petit (French ballet stars) --The Amin Brothers (Egyptian novelty act)

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Season 11, Episode 37 scheduled: Alan King; Hugh O'Brian; Jack E. Leonard; Roberta Sherwood

S11 E37

Jun 8, 1958
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scheduled: Alan King; Hugh O'Brian; Jack E. Leonard; Roberta Sherwood Jun 8, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Della Reese --Hugh O'Brian (star of ""Wyatt Earp"") --Alan King (comedian) --Carol Haney and Peter Gennaro (dancers) --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) --Roberta Sherwood (singer, accompanied by her three sons, who play guitar, drums and trumpet.) --Noelle Adam (dancer, star of Francoise Sagan's ballet ""The Broken Date"") ""King's Castle"" sketch performed by Alan King and his comedy troupe.Cast: --Alan King (as the husband) --Georgann Johnson (as the wife) --Ruth McDevitt (as the mother-in-law) --Bernie West (as the brother-in-law) --Chris Snell (as the boy)

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Season 11, Episode 38 The Brussels World's Fair / Sophia Loren / The Platters

S11 E38

Jun 15, 1958
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The Brussels World's Fair / Sophia Loren / The Platters Jun 15, 1958 The Brussels World's Fair (a filmed tour of the fair) Guests (also on film): --The Platters - probably ""Twilight Time"" --William Holden --Sophia Loren --Brigitte Bardot --Maurice Chevalier --Jacques Tati--Mitzi Gaynor--The Nitwits (British comedy troupe) --The Bayanihan Troupe (Philippine folk dancers)

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Season 11, Episode 39 10th Anniversary Show (clips from past shows)

S11 E39

Jun 22, 1958
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10th Anniversary Show (clips from past shows) Jun 22, 1958 Note: The 10th Anniversary Special is made up of clips from the past 10 years of ""Toast of the Town"" & ""The Ed Sullivan Show."" Clips: --1948 highlights: The June Taylor Girls (chorus line); Patsy Flick --1949 highlights: First TV ice show, Carol Lynn, Ed In Fur Coat Tries To Ice Skate, falls / Luise Rainer / Teresa Brewer's Debut / Charles Laughton reads from the Bible / Harry Armstrong / Maude Nugent Jerome / W. C. Handy / Bill Bojangles Robinson / Rosemary Clooney's debut --1950 highlights: Babe Didrikson Zaharis, Margaret Truman, Perry Como / Audience Bows: Roy Campanella, Mrs. Knute Rockne / Mayor O'Dwyer makes Gordon Jenkins cry. / Scene from ""Member Of The Wedding"" --1951 highlights: Moira Shearer, Gertrude Lawrence / Helen Hayes Talks About. ""Victoria Regina"" & Theater Life / Oscar Hammerstein Recites ""The Last Time I Saw Paris Lyrics (TV's first split screen) / Yul Brynner, Sugar Ray Robinson Kids Sam Snead --1952 highlights: Jackie Gleason & Art Carney; Audrey He

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Season 11, Episode 40 Moscow's Moiseyev Ballet

S11 E40

Jun 29, 1958
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Moscow's Moiseyev Ballet Jun 29, 1958 Newspaper description #1: Hour-long show devoted to Moscow's famed Moiseyev dancers, with Ray Bloch and his orchestra.Newspaper description #2:Tonight's show should fare considerably better than last week's 10th anniversary program. This one should be a real knock-out with the famous Moiseyev Ballet from Russia as the singular attraction. This will mark the first time that the frenzied folk-dancers have appeared on American TV.

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Season 11, Episode 41 Esther Williams / Frank Sinatra (on film) / Princess Grace (film)

S11 E41

Jul 6, 1958
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Esther Williams / Frank Sinatra (on film) / Princess Grace (film) Jul 6, 1958 Program broadcast from Las Vegas: Esther Williams swimming segments: --(1) Esther introduces ""Water Babies"" (children diving into swimming pool). Esther Williams gives little girl piggy back ride in swimming pool. --(2) Esther Williams announces Junior Champion Swimmers. Joe Monahan on high board. Papsy Georgian in pool with children swimming and diving. The AAU Champion Synchronized swimming team. Esther Williams emerges from a circle of swimmers, she swims, approaches side of pool, then blows a kiss to the viewer. --On film: Clip of Frank Sinatra in Monte Carlo, Monaco for the world premiere of ""Kings Go Forth."" Sinatra appears with Prince Ranier, Princess Grace & Caroline. Other guests: --Carol Burnett (stand-up comedy routine about braces) --Professor Backwards (stand-up routine about Las Vegas) --Kirby Stone Four - ""Lazy River"" --Sally Blair - ""Witchcraft"" --Duke Lloyd - Gigi"" (incomplete, interrupted by a Mercury commercial) --Joe Cook, Jr. (comedian

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Season 11, Episode 42 scheduled: Ann Blyth; The Four Preps; Anna Maria Alberghetti

S11 E42

Jul 13, 1958
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scheduled: Ann Blyth; The Four Preps; Anna Maria Alberghetti Jul 13, 1958 Scheduled guests (from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada): --Ann Blyth (movie star) - might have performed ""Little Girl Blue"" on this date. --The Four Preps (vocal group) - ""Big Man"" & ""Lazy Summer Night"" --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer, movie star) --Pat McCormick (Olympic diving champion) --Ramine (Hawaiian dancer, appears in the movie ""South Seas Adventure"") --Brascia and Tybee (dance team) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist) --Bennett and Patterson (comedy duo) --Richiardi (magician)

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Season 11, Episode 43 scheduled: The 5th Annual Army talent show; Teresa Brewer (guest host)

S11 E43

Jul 20, 1958
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scheduled: The 5th Annual Army talent show; Teresa Brewer (guest host) Jul 20, 1958 The 5th Annual Army talent show: --Teresa Brewer (scheduled guest host) Scheduled Army talent: --Pfc. Constantine Cassolas (operatic tenor from Brooklyn, NY) --The Second U.S. Army chrous, directed by Rinaldo Massimino --The Circle (a country and western trio) with Sfc. Horace Burns (Knoxville, Tenn.), Sgt. Ervin Elswick (Cromona, Ky.) and Sgt. Thomas Parker (Kannapolis, N.C.) --The Cold Cuts with Sp-1 Ernest Calla (East Boston, Mass.), Pfc. Howard Garfin (Flushing, N.Y.), Pfc. John Guthman (Stowe, Vt.), Pfc. Stan Kletkewicz (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Pfc. Robert Runion (Bluefield, W.Va.)

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Season 11, Episode 44 Ernie Kovacs / Sheb Wooley / Gordon MacRae / Bobby Van

S11 E44

Jul 27, 1958
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Ernie Kovacs / Sheb Wooley / Gordon MacRae / Bobby Van Jul 27, 1958 Guests: --Ernie Kovacs - conducts the Nairobi Symphony (with musicians in monkey costumes).--Sheb Wooley - ""The Purple People Eater"" --Gisele MacKenzie - ""All The Way"" --Bobby Van - ""Too Darn Hot"" (sings and dances to song from ""Kiss Me Kate"") --Gordon MacRae - medley: ""Moonlight Bay,"" ""Tea For Two,"" ""Stranger In Paradise"" and ""If I Loved You"" --Paul Hampton - ""Let's Fall In Love"" --George Givot (Italian comic) --Jean Wald (orchestra made up of elderly women) - Grandma Orchestra plays 1920's medley. --Julia Mead - impersonates Ertha Kitt, Ray Bolger, Ethel Merman --Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay (harmonica players) - ""Caravan"" --Frisco Four (barbershop quartet) --The Goofers (comical musicians) - ""Flying Blues"" & ""Man On the Flying Trapeze"" (musicians goofing around, on pogo sticks, doing cartwheels, one swings upside down while playing bass, etc.)

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Season 11, Episode 45 scheduled: Wayne and Shuster; Dolores Gray; Margaret Tynes

S11 E45

Aug 3, 1958
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scheduled: Wayne and Shuster; Dolores Gray; Margaret Tynes Aug 3, 1958 Scheduled: --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) --Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) --Margaret Tynes (singer) --Dieter Tasso (juggler)

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Season 11, Episode 46 scheduled: 4th Annual U.S. Navy Talent Contest with guest host Sam Levenson

S11 E46

Aug 10, 1958
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scheduled: 4th Annual U.S. Navy Talent Contest with guest host Sam Levenson Aug 10, 1958 Scheduled: The 4th Annual U.S. Navy World Wide Talent Contest --Sam Levenson (comedian, appearing as guest host) Guests include --Rear Adm. Dan Gallery's steel drum band (from the San Juan, Puerto Rico Naval Base)

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Season 11, Episode 47 Gregory Peck (cameo) / Teresa Brewer / Carol Lawrence

S11 E47

Aug 17, 1958
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Gregory Peck (cameo) / Teresa Brewer / Carol Lawrence Aug 17, 1958 Guests include: --Gregory Peck (cameo, introduces Judy White, burn victim) --Teresa Brewer - ""Don't Bring Lulu"" and ""I Wouldn't Trade The Sliver"" --Roger Williams (pianist) - ""Near You"" --Domenico Modugno (Italian vocalist) - ""Volare"" --Carol Lawrence & Peter Gennaro - ""Shine On My Shoes"" --Shelly Berman (stand-up comedian doing jokes about life's most embarrassing moments) --Ted Williams (makes an appeal for the Jimmy Fund, for children with cancer) --Perez Prado - ""Patricia"" --Elsa & Waldo (comedy dance routine, woman in tutu) --Jackie Cannon (stand-up routine) --Marquis Chimps (trained monkey/chimp act) --Audience bows: Max Case, Harry Dekay, Emmy Wideman & Anthony Marsello, Dana Andrews, Jack Sterling

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Season 11, Episode 48 scheduled: Frankie Lymon; Georgie Kaye; Wayne & Shuster

S11 E48

Aug 24, 1958
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scheduled: Frankie Lymon; Georgie Kaye; Wayne & Shuster Aug 24, 1958 Scheduled guests: --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team, appearing as guest hosts while Ed was in Israel) --Frankie Lymon (singer) - ""The Only Way To Love"" --Georgie Kaye (comedian) --Jean Carroll (comedian) --Charlie Applewhite (singer) - ""Stormy Weather"" --Ann Leonardo (singer) - ""You, You Romeo"" --Althea Gibson (tennis champion & singer) --Elisa Jayen (dancer) --Janik and Arnaut (dancers, doing their ""Snake Dance"")

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Season 11, Episode 49 Dick Powell / Jack E. Leonard / Air Force Talent Show

S11 E49

Aug 31, 1958
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Dick Powell / Jack E. Leonard / Air Force Talent Show Aug 31, 1958 The Air Force Talent Show Civilian guests: --Dick Powell (actor, appearing as guest host while Ed was in Israel) --Jack E. Leonard (comedian) --The Air Force talent consisted of winners of the Annual All Air Force Talent Contest. (The grand finals were held in May 1958 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.) Also appearing: Contestants in the Miss America Pageant, including --Anita Bryant (Miss Oklahoma) --Mary Ann Mobley (Miss Mississippi, later became Miss America 1959)

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Season 11, Episode 50 Georgia Gibbs / Ice Capades / scheduled: Johnny Ray; Jane Morgan

S11 E50

Sep 7, 1958
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Georgia Gibbs / Ice Capades / scheduled: Johnny Ray; Jane Morgan Sep 7, 1958 Broadcast from Madison Square Garden --John Harris's Ice Capades--Georgia Gibbs - sings ""The Hula-Hoop Song"" Scheduled guests: --Johnny Ray (singer) --Jane Morgan (singer) --Professor Backwards --Jill Corey (singer) --Jinx (a chimpanzee that performs on skates)

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