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Season 09, Episode 01 Robert Mitchum / Lillian Gish / Rocky Marciano

S09 E01

Sep 25, 1955
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Robert Mitchum / Lillian Gish / Rocky Marciano Sep 25, 1955 Guests: --Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish and Peter Graves perform a scene from their film ""Night of the Hunter."" (Shelley Winters was also scheduled to appear) --""Night of the Hunter"" director Charles Laughton and producer Paul Gregory were scheduled to appear. . --Red Skelton (comedian) --Pearl Bailey (singer) --Lily Pons (soprano) --Rocky Marciano (boxer) Other guests (scheduled to appear): --Archie Moore (boxer) --The All-American Baseball Team --The Obernkirchen children's choir of Germany

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Season 09, Episode 02 Nat King Cole / Fanny cast / Josh Logan

S09 E02

Oct 2, 1955
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Nat King Cole / Fanny cast / Josh Logan Oct 2, 1955 Guests: --Nat King Cole - ""Forgive My Heart"" & ""Someone You Love"" --Opening number from ""Fanny"" performed by the Broadway cast (which should include Ezio Pinza, Florence Henderson and Walter Slezak.) --Sullivan interviews Josh Logan, who talks about his Broadway musical ""Fanny."" Followed by more scenes from ""Fanny."" --Dick Shawn (comedian, tells jokes about growing up in the south) Audience bows: Ronald Reagan, Walter Alston, Clem Labine, Johnny Padris, Billy Martin, Tommy Burns, Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball (Followed by clip from earlier show with Ed Sullivan visiting Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball at home). On film: Message from President Eisenhower talking on behalf on the United Way.

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Season 09, Episode 03 Johnny Carson / June Valli / on film: Frank Sinatra; Marlon Brando

S09 E03

Oct 9, 1955
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Johnny Carson / June Valli / on film: Frank Sinatra; Marlon Brando Oct 9, 1955 On film: Ed visits the set of ""Guys and Dolls."" (1) Frank Sinatra sings ""Adelaide."" (2) Marlon Brando is shown beating drum + Ed interviews Brando. (3) Ed introduces some of the cast including Jean Simmons. (4) Romantic ""Guys and Dolls"" scene with Brando & Simmons. (5) Sullivan & Sam Goldwyn walk around the Samuel Goldwyn Studios. (6) The Goldwyn Girls are introduced. Other guests (live from New York): --Johnny Carson (stand-up comedy routine: impersonation of Steve Allen, circling football plays on chart, etc.)--June Valli - Can't Help Lovin' That Man""--George Feyer (piano player) - ""Continental"" --Les Compagnons de la Chanson (French singers) - ""King Tagobert"" (in French) & ""The Three Bells""Audience bows: Mrs. Crytser (""Bible Lady"" of ""The $64,000 Question""); Lloyd Nolan

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Season 09, Episode 04 scheduled: Edward R. Murrow; Dave Brubeck; Ed Begley; Tony Randall

S09 E04

Oct 16, 1955
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scheduled: Edward R. Murrow; Dave Brubeck; Ed Begley; Tony Randall Oct 16, 1955 Scheduled guests: --Edward R. Murrow --Dave Brubeck and his quartet (jazz musician) --Melvyn Douglas, Ed Begley and Tony Randall appear in scenes from their Broadway play ""Inherit the Wind"" --Rosemary Clooney --Liberace --Andre Kostelanetz (orchestra leader) --Robert Lamouret and his talking duck (novelty act)

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Season 09, Episode 05 scheduled: Nat King Cole & wife Maria; Jack Palance; Rod Steiger

S09 E05

Oct 23, 1955
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scheduled: Nat King Cole & wife Maria; Jack Palance; Rod Steiger Oct 23, 1955 Scheduled guests: --Nat King Cole and his wife Maria --Jack Palance, Rod Steiger, Wendell Corey and Everett Sloane perform a scene from their film ""The Big Knife"" --Arthur Worsley (ventriloquist) --the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company --The Charlivels (bicycle act)

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Season 09, Episode 06 Andy Griffith / Jean Simmons / Orson Bean

S09 E06

Oct 30, 1955
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Andy Griffith / Jean Simmons / Orson Bean Oct 30, 1955 Guests: --Andy Griffith, Roddy McDowell and Robert Webber (actors, from the ""No Time for Sergeants"" Broadway cast) - perform a scene from the play. The scene runs approx. 10 minutes. --Senor Wences (Ventriloquist with hand puppet) --Orson Bean - Stand Up Re: Correspondece Courses --Marion Marlowe - ""Begin the Beguine"" --David Whitfield (British singer) - ""Never Stop Loving You"" --Marion Marlowe & David Whitfield - ""This Is My Beloved"" --Dick Shawn (stand-up comedian, tells jokes about schizophrenia) Audience bows: General Omar Bradley; Jean Simmons (followed by film clip of Ed interviewing her); Stubby Kaye; Corinne Griffith (cookbook author, early film actress); Gera Lynn Tyler (USC homecoming queen); Dr. Baxter (TV personality); Angel Valenzuela (jockey); and Fred Russell & E B Stone (journalists)

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Season 09, Episode 07 scheduled: Phil Silvers; Liberace; Rise Stevens

S09 E07

Nov 6, 1955
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scheduled: Phil Silvers; Liberace; Rise Stevens Nov 6, 1955 Scheduled guests: --Phil Silvers (comedian) --Liberace --Rise Stevens (operatic soprano) --David Whitfield (British singer) --Linon (Belgian circus clown).

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Season 09, Episode 08 Edith Piaf / Shirley Booth / Al Hibbler / Arthur Worlsey

S09 E08

Nov 13, 1955
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Edith Piaf / Shirley Booth / Al Hibbler / Arthur Worlsey Nov 13, 1955 Guests: --Edith Piaf (French chanteuse) - ""If You Love Me"" --Shirley Booth - does scene from ""The Desk Set"" (This scene might also include the other cast members Byron Sanders, Dorothy Blackburn, Clarice Blackburn and Anne-Marie Gayer). --Al Hibbler - ""Unchained Melody"" & ""He"" --Arthur Worlsey (ventriloquist, dummy does all the talking, says the alphabet) --Joyce Grenfell (English comedian) - introduces dancers Paddy Stone, Beryl Kaye, Irving Davis, then Joyce does comic routine as nursery school teacher. --Earl Sande & Eddie Arcaro (Jockeys Hall Of Fame Awards) --Christmas Doll Contest Winners: Alice Adams, Barbara Webb & Judy Poucher --Purdue University Glee Club - sing religious songs incl. ""Glory, Hallelujah"" Audience bows: Marie Sabret & Jaques Tosha (from Comedie Francois, on-stage bow); Governors Happy Chandler & Oval Freeman

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Season 09, Episode 09 Bo Diddley / Laverne Baker / Five Keys / Rod Steiger & Jack Palance

S09 E09

Nov 20, 1955
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Bo Diddley / Laverne Baker / Five Keys / Rod Steiger & Jack Palance Nov 20, 1955 ""Dr. Jive's Rhythm and Blues"" sequence: --Bo Diddley - ""Bo Diddley"" --LaVern Baker - ""Tweedlee Dee"" --The Five Keys - ""Ling Ting Tong"" --Willis ""Gater Tail"" Jackson & his Band (instrumental song with saxophone solo) Note: The above acts were all part of a revue of rhythm & blues acts introduced by Tommy ""Dr. Jive"" Smalls, a New York disc jockey. (""Dr. Jive's Rhythm and Blues"" was a revue at New York's Apollo Theater.)Additional guests: --Film clip from ""Big Knife"" with Rod Steiger & Jack Palance --Ted Lewis (bandleader-singer) - ""How Long Is He Gonna Last?"" & ""Me And My Shadow"" --Suzanne Brooks & Ted Lewis - ""After You've Gone"" --Jack Carter (comedian, stand-up routine) --Caesari Siepe (of the Met opera) - ""Na Voce'na Chetarra"" (in Italian) and & ""Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"") --Wandy Tworek (Danish violinist, does a comic musical act) --Vicente Escudero (69 year old Spanish Flamenco dancer)Audience bows: Helen Hayes, Robert Dowling, Farley Granger

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Season 09, Episode 10 scheduled: Pearl Bailey; Dick Shawn; Licia Albanese

S09 E10

Nov 27, 1955
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scheduled: Pearl Bailey; Dick Shawn; Licia Albanese Nov 27, 1955 Scheduled guests: --Pearl Bailey --Dick Shawn (comedian) --The Goofers (comedy vocal-instrumental group) --opera star Licia Albanese & her three-year-old son do a scene from ""Madam Butterfly."" --The Princeton Triangle Club --Collier's All-American football team

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Season 09, Episode 11 scheduled: Abbott & Costello; Lillian Roth / Burt Lancaster (on film)

S09 E11

Dec 4, 1955
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scheduled: Abbott & Costello; Lillian Roth / Burt Lancaster (on film) Dec 4, 1955 Scheduled guests: --Bud Abbott and Lou Costello --Lillian Roth --Kate Smith --The Three Houcs (comedy juggling team) --Andre Eglevsky and Diana Adams (ballet stars)On film: Ed visits with Burt Lancaster, Gina Lollobrigida and Tony Curtis while they were in Paris filming the movie ""Trapeze"" (10-minute film)

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Season 09, Episode 12 Sugar Ray Robinson / Teresa Brewer / Joyce Grenfell

S09 E12

Dec 11, 1955
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Sugar Ray Robinson / Teresa Brewer / Joyce Grenfell Dec 11, 1955 Guests: --Teresa Brewer - ""There'll Be Some Changes"" & ""A Good Man Is Hard To Find"" --Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - Talks about his comeback & thanks Ed for his support. Robinson's manager Joe Glaser makes an appearance. --Ed presents Lambert Trophy to Coach Olson on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh. Also on stage: Sugar Bowl Queen Dawn Aber & the co-captains. --Judy Tyler & William Johnson - ""All At Once You Love Her"" (from play ""Pipe Dream"")--Joyce Grenfell (English comedian) - sings an old English folk song and does a stand-up comedy routine (with sympathetic mother talking to her teenage daughter). --The Grenfell Dance Team (Irving Davis, Patty Stone & Beryl Kaye) dance to ""Basquette"" --Wandy Tworek (comic concert violinist from Denmark) --Mimi Benzell (opera star) - ""Autumn Leaves"" (in French) --Oberkirchen Choir sing ""God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,"" a German carol & ""Deck the Halls"" --The Three Markays (comic acrobats, contortionists with parallel bar

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Season 09, Episode 13 scheduled: Orson Welles; James Mason & daughter; Orson Bean

S09 E13

Dec 18, 1955
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scheduled: Orson Welles; James Mason & daughter; Orson Bean Dec 18, 1955 Scheduled guests:--Orson Welles --James Mason and his daughter Portland --Orson Bean (comedian) --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) --Marion Marlowe (vocalist) --Les Compagnons De La Chanson --Kirby's ""Flying Ballet"" aerial act

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Season 09, Episode 14 scheduled: Gary Cooper & Rod Steiger; Jay Nemeth / Also: Ice Show remote

S09 E14

Dec 25, 1955
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scheduled: Gary Cooper & Rod Steiger; Jay Nemeth / Also: Ice Show remote Dec 25, 1955 Scheduled guests (from New York): --Gary Cooper and Rod Steiger re-enact scenes from ""The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell"" --Michigan State University Glee Club --Jay Nemeth (puppeteer) --Clauson Bears --The Three Merkeys (bar acrobats) --Pianists from the Sabback School of Music in Charleston, S.C. --A bell-ringing youngster from the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Ga. Also: In a remote from New York's Roxy Theater: Scenes from the ice show ""Happy Holiday, Anywhere, U.S.A."" starring Sonya Kaye and Miroslava Nachodska (Czech skating champion)

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Season 09, Episode 15 scheduled: Roger Williams; The Dreamweavers; Dick Duane

S09 E15

Jan 1, 1956
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scheduled: Roger Williams; The Dreamweavers; Dick Duane Jan 1, 1956 New Year's Day show with scheduled guests (a ""Stardust Parade"" of young and up-and-coming talent): --Roger Williams (pianist) --The Dreamweavers --Dick Duane (singer) --Joan Maize and the Chordsmen (singing-instrumental group) --Amru Sani (singer from India)--Cook and Corey (comedy act) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist) --Barry Blake (impressionist) --the Pickerts (10 jitterbugs on stilts) --Kodell (magician)

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Season 09, Episode 16 schedul: Pearl Bailey; Lily Pons; Lone Ranger & Silver

S09 E16

Jan 8, 1956
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schedul: Pearl Bailey; Lily Pons; Lone Ranger & Silver Jan 8, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Pearl Bailey --Myron Cohen (comedian) --Lily Pons (opera soprano) --The Lone Ranger (Jay Silverheels?) and his horse Silver --Al Hibbler (singer) --Joyce Grenfell (British comedian)

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Season 09, Episode 17 schedul: Jean Carroll; Billy Williams Quartet; The Matchmaker cast

S09 E17

Jan 15, 1956
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schedul: Jean Carroll; Billy Williams Quartet; The Matchmaker cast Jan 15, 1956 Scheduled guests: --The Broadway cast from ""The Matchmaker"" performs scenes from the play. --Jean Carroll (comedian) --The Billy Williams Quartet --Jose Greco (Spanish dancer) --Amru Sani (India's top vocalist) --Ricky Layne (ventriloquist)

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Season 09, Episode 18 ASCAP salute: Cab Calloway; John Raitt; Helen Kane; Mitch Miller

S09 E18

Jan 22, 1956
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ASCAP salute: Cab Calloway; John Raitt; Helen Kane; Mitch Miller Jan 22, 1956 A salute to ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) with guests: --Cab Calloway (with daughter Layla) - ""Little Girl"" --Mitch Miller - ""Yellow Rose Of Texas"" --The Whiting Sisters (Richard Whiting's daughters Margaret and Barbara) - medley: ""Ain't We Got Fun,"" ""Sleepy Time Gal,"" ""Louise,"" ""He's Funny That Way"" & ""Too Marvelous"" --John Raitt & Claramae Turner - ""The Song Is You"" (from ""Music In The Air"") --Frank Silver - ""Yes We Have No Bananas"" --Jack Norworth (composer) - ""Shine On Harvest Moon"" & ""Take Me Out To The Ballgame"" --Ernie Burnett - ""Melancholy Baby"" --Jule Styne - medley of movie tunes: ""I Don't Want To Walk Without You,"" ""Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend,"" ""It's Been A Long, Long Time,"" ""It's Magic,"" ""I'll Walk Alone,"" ""Never Never Land"" & ""Three Coins In A Fountain"" --Billy Daniels - ""Easy To Love,"" ""My Blue Heaven"" & ""That Old Black Magic"" --Helen Kane - ""I Wanna Be Loved By You"" (The original Boop-Boop-A-Do girl)

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Season 09, Episode 19 scheduled: Kim Novak & Susan Strasberg; Gracie Fields

S09 E19

Jan 29, 1956
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scheduled: Kim Novak & Susan Strasberg; Gracie Fields Jan 29, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Kim Novak and Susan Strasberg perform scenes from their movie ""Picnic"" --Gracie Fields (English singer-comedian, in a remote from Madison Square Garden) --Helen Traubel --The West Point Glee Club

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Season 09, Episode 20 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz / Rodgers & Hammerstein / Orson Welles / Ames Brothers

S09 E20

Feb 5, 1956
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Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz / Rodgers & Hammerstein / Orson Welles / Ames Brothers Feb 5, 1956 Segements with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and the Four Ames Brothers:--Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz - with scene from their new movie ""Forever Darling"" --Ames Brothers join Desi Arnaz and Ed on stage, Lucy is disguised as 5th Ames brother. --Desi Arnaz & the Ames Brothers - ""Forever Darling"" --The Ames Brothers sing ""I'm Gonna Love You"" then do vocal impressions: ""Whole World Shines"" (Laine), ""Everything I Have Is Yours"" (Epstein), ""Too Young"" (Cole), ""Some Enchanted Evening"" & ""If I Didn't Care"" (Ink Spots) --Lucille Ball still dressed as the 5th Ames Brother comes out for a bow, she talks to Ed who presents her with a trophy. Rodgers and Hammerstein / ""Pipe Dream"" segment --Ed interviews composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. They talk about illustrations of character portrayal through the medium of music. As an example, they use songs from the Broadway musical ""Pipe Dream"": (1) Judy Tyler - ""Everybody's Got A Home But Me"" (2) William Johnson - ""The Man I U

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Season 09, Episode 21 Shirley Jones / Pearl Bailey / Carl Sanberg / Hal Holbrook

S09 E21

Feb 12, 1956
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Shirley Jones / Pearl Bailey / Carl Sanberg / Hal Holbrook Feb 12, 1956 Guests: --Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra - ""Saturday Night"" --Pearl Bailey - ""Something's Got To Give"" & ""Ma He's Making Eyes At Me"" --Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about Saturday Night, losing weight, kids, etc. --Carl Sandberg - reads ""A Lincoln Portrait"" as Andre Kostelanetz's orchestra plays. --On stage bow: Lt. Col. Frank Everest (scientist preparing for space flight) --Shirley Jones (singer-actress) - ""Many A New Day"" & ""If I Loved You"" --Corey, Herb & Mildred Cook - country hicks routine --Hal Holbrook (actor) - classic reading from Mark Twain --Audience bow: Marlon Brando --Clayton Moore (actor) - ""Lone Ranger"" actor in costume, twirls guns on stage --The Armandis (5 man acrobat team) - teeter board & tumbling act

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Season 09, Episode 22 scheduled: Hermione Gingold; Billy DeWolfe; The Goofers; Jean Madeira

S09 E22

Feb 19, 1956
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scheduled: Hermione Gingold; Billy DeWolfe; The Goofers; Jean Madeira Feb 19, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Hermione Gingold (British comedienne) --Billy DeWolfe (comedian) --The Peters Sisters (vocal group) --Jean Madeira (from the Metropolitan Opera Company) --Winifred Atwell (European concert pianist) --The Goofers (comedy instrumental group) --The Tucson Boys Choir --Opal (a performing elephant)

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Season 09, Episode 23 scheduled: Fred Waring; Lilian Roth; Al Capp, Rube Goldberg

S09 E23

Feb 26, 1956
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scheduled: Fred Waring; Lilian Roth; Al Capp, Rube Goldberg Feb 26, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians --Lillian Roth (singer) --Carol Haney (dancer) --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act) --Nick Noble (singer) --The Percellis (an aerial act)Also scheduled: cartoonists Al Capp (""Li'l Abner""); Milton Caniff (""Terry and the Pirates"" & ""Steve Canyon""); Rube Goldberg, Willard Mullin; Gurney Williams; Whitney Darrow, Jr.; Barney Tobey; and Virgil Partch.

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Season 09, Episode 24 Edith Piaf / Walt Disney; James Cagney; Jack Lemmon; Susan Hayward

S09 E24

Mar 4, 1956
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Edith Piaf / Walt Disney; James Cagney; Jack Lemmon; Susan Hayward Mar 4, 1956 Guests: --Edith Piaf - ""Merry Go Round"" & ""Padame""--Senor Wences (ventriloquist with hand puppet & head in box) --Dick Shawn (comedian) - stand-up: tells jokes about childhood & sings ""16 Tons"" (with new lyrics) --Marion Marlowe (singer) - ""Mrs. Noah"" --Dieter Tasso (announced by Scampy) - high wire walker catches & balances cups & saucers --Marion Marlowe sings an Italian song (title unknown)Look Magazine Awards"" segments (some of the awards presented from Hollywood): --Film clip: Frederick March in scene from his 1941 film ""One Foot In Heaven"" --Frederick March presents Jimmy Cagney with Look Award for ""Love Me Or Leave Me"" --Edmond O'Brian presents Jack Lemmon with award for ""Mr. Roberts"" --Film clip from earlier Sullivan show: James Cagney & Jack Lemmon perform scene from ""Mr. Roberts"" (where they dance) --Ed presents Jo Van Fleet with award for ""I'll Cry Tomorrow"" --Gregory Peck presents Susan Hayward with award for ""I'll Cry Tomorrow"" --Film clip f

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Season 09, Episode 25 scheduled: Roger Williams; Dick Duane; Jimmie Komack; Enzio Stuarti

S09 E25

Mar 11, 1956
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scheduled: Roger Williams; Dick Duane; Jimmie Komack; Enzio Stuarti Mar 11, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Roger Williams (pianist) --Dick Duane (singer) --Jimmie Komack (comedian) --Amru Sani (singer from India) --Enzo Stuarti (singer) --Dorothy Hayden's champion Irish Steppers --Lynda-Lynch and her dance trio --Unus (balancer) --The Schaludis (bicycling acrobats) --the Marvellos (variety act) --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)

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Season 09, Episode 26 sched: Marcel Marceau; Eli Wallach; Nat King Cole; Cesare Siepe

S09 E26

Mar 18, 1956
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sched: Marcel Marceau; Eli Wallach; Nat King Cole; Cesare Siepe Mar 18, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Marcel Marceau --Eli Wallach (actor, performs a scene from the Broadway play ""Teahouse of the August Moon"") --Nat King Cole --Joe E. Lewis (entertainer) --Roberta Peters and Cesare Siepe (from the Metropolitan Opera) --The Charlivels (a novelty act)

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Season 09, Episode 27 scheduled: Nat King Cole; Jack Carter; Reese & Davis

S09 E27

Mar 25, 1956
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scheduled: Nat King Cole; Jack Carter; Reese & Davis Mar 25, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Nat King Cole --Jack Carter (comedian) --Helen Traubel (opera star) --Ande Segovia (guitarist) --Reese and Davis (comedy team) --Montes de Oca (circus act) --The Jackson Zouaves American Legion drill team (of Jackson, Michigan)

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Season 09, Episode 28 scheduled: Bob Crosby; Lili Palmer; Gloria & Carter DeHaven

S09 E28

Apr 1, 1956
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scheduled: Bob Crosby; Lili Palmer; Gloria & Carter DeHaven Apr 1, 1956 Scheduled: --Bob Crosby and his singing daughter Cathy --Lilli Palmer --Teresa Brewer --Gloria DeHaven and her father Carter DeHaven (song-and dance man) --Harry Secombe (British singer) --Mata and Hari (dance team) --The Georgetown University Glee Club --Alberto Zoppe's midget act

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Season 09, Episode 29 scheduled: Noel Coward; Mitzi Gaynor; Andre Kostelanetz

S09 E29

Apr 8, 1956
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scheduled: Noel Coward; Mitzi Gaynor; Andre Kostelanetz Apr 8, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Noel Coward --Mitzi Gaynor --Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra --General Carlos Romulo (of the Philippines) --Erlinda Cortes (actress) --Richard Hearne (English comedian) --Yana (English actress-singer) --Roger Quaino (balancer) --Evy and Everetto (unicyclists)

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Season 09, Episode 30 scheduled: Helen Traubel; Ed Gardner / On film: Grace Kelly & Ralph Meeker

S09 E30

Apr 15, 1956
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scheduled: Helen Traubel; Ed Gardner / On film: Grace Kelly & Ralph Meeker Apr 15, 1956 Scheduled: --On film: Grace Kelly and Ralph Meeker do a song-and-dance number (possibly a clip from the October 18, 1953 ""Toast of the Town"" show).--Helen Traubel (opera star) --The U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club --Ed Gardner (comedian, ""Archie"" from ""Duffy's Tavern"") does a baseball comedy sketch --Former stars of the Philadelphia Athletics appear on the program in honor of the late Connie Mack --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy ""Oiving"")

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Season 09, Episode 31 schedul: Ames Brothers; Senor Wences; Marion Marlowe; Sam Levenson

S09 E31

Apr 22, 1956
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schedul: Ames Brothers; Senor Wences; Marion Marlowe; Sam Levenson Apr 22, 1956 Scheduled guests: --The Ames Brothers (singing quartet) --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) --Marion Marlowe (singer) --Sam Levinson (comedian) --Enzo Stuarti (singer) --The Three Goetschis (unicyclists) --Alcetty (a European balancing act)

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Season 09, Episode 32 scheduled: Kate Smith; Eve Arden; Peters Sisters; Jean Carroll

S09 E32

Apr 29, 1956
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scheduled: Kate Smith; Eve Arden; Peters Sisters; Jean Carroll Apr 29, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Eve Arden (guest hosting, while Ed Sullivan is in Japan) --Kate Smith (singer, celebrating her 25th anniversary in show business) --Jean Carroll (comedian) --The Peters Sisters - ""Merci Beaucoup"" & ""Old Man River"" --Richard Hearne (British comedian known as ""Mr. Pastry"") --The Goofers (an instrumental-comedy group) --The Luvas

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Season 09, Episode 33 scheduled: Tony Martin; Nat King Cole; Edie Adams; the Lovers; Will Jordan

S09 E33

May 6, 1956
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scheduled: Tony Martin; Nat King Cole; Edie Adams; the Lovers; Will Jordan May 6, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Tony Martin (singer) --Nat King Cole --Edie Adams (singer) --The Lovers (singing group) --Will Jordan (comedian) --Ricky Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel)--The Linda Lynch Trio (dancers) --The Rich Township Choir (top high school singing group from Chicago) --Nino Nanni (listed as a ""keyboard jester"")

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Season 09, Episode 34 Robert Young with the Mother of the Year Awards / Carlos Ramirez

S09 E34

May 13, 1956
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Robert Young with the Mother of the Year Awards / Carlos Ramirez May 13, 1956 Mother of the Year Awards (the City of Hope Hospital awards to the outstanding Hollywood mothers of the year):--Robert Young presents Mother Of The Year Awards to June Allyson, Ann Blyth, Betty Grable, Deborah Kerr, Betty Hutton, Rosemary Clooney. Other guests: --The Barry Sisters (singing duo) - ""It's All Right With Me"" & ""Yiddish Mama"" --On film: Louis Calhoun is interviewed on the set of ""Tea House Of The August Moon"" --Carlos Ramirez (singer) - ""Granada"" --The Three Markeys (acrobats on parallel bars) --Ed talks with Don Farresse (of the Baltimore Orioles) --Gene Wesson & Gordon Polk (comic duo, sing ""You Gotta Have It"" & ""Sunny Side Of The Street"") --Ving Merlin & his Blonde Violins (girl violinists) - ""12th Street Rag"" --Jay Marshall (stand-up comedy routine: jokes with rabbit hand puppet. The puppet sings ""If I Had My Way"" & ""Just One Of Those Things"") --Jose Greco (Spanish dancer, with 3 other male dancers) --The Fredonia Family (acrobats, might be Th

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Season 09, Episode 35 Marcel Marceau / Jack Paar / Teresa Brewer / David Whitfield

S09 E35

May 20, 1956
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Marcel Marceau / Jack Paar / Teresa Brewer / David Whitfield May 20, 1956 Guests: --Marcel Marceau (mime) - does ""Butterfly"" & ""David and Goliath"" routines. --Teresa Brewer - ""Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl"" & ""Take Me Away on a Phaeton"" --Jack Paar - stand-up comedy routine about live television bloopers. --David Whitfield (tenor) - sings ""The Rudder and the Rock"" --Maria Tallchief and Nicholas Magallanes (ballet dancers doing a pas de deux) --Smith and Dale (comedy team) - perform a comedy routine about tax collector. --Les Petits Chanteurs de Granby / Little Singers of Granby (32 member boys' choir from Canada) - ""Sur Le Pont D-Avignon"" & ""O Canada""--The Alcettys (German acrobats) --John Landy (athlete) - film clip shown of race where Landy helps out another runner and still wins. --Rheingold Girls (includes Dianne Baker, Marie McNalley, Tammy Connor, Beverly Christianson, Susie Ruehl, Kathleen Wallace). --Audience bows: Gracie Fields; Melody Sacco (spelling bee winner)

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Season 09, Episode 36 scheduled: Kate Smith; Senor Wences; David Whitfield; Marion Marlowe

S09 E36

May 27, 1956
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scheduled: Kate Smith; Senor Wences; David Whitfield; Marion Marlowe May 27, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Kate Smith --Senor Wences (ventriloquist) --David Whitfield (tenor) --Marion Marlowe --Dick Shawn --The winners of the Harvest Moon Dance contest --The Haslevs (acrobats)

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Season 09, Episode 37 scheduled: Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis; Helen Wood; Lily Ponds

S09 E37

Jun 3, 1956
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scheduled: Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis; Helen Wood; Lily Ponds Jun 3, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis re-enact scenes from their movie ""Trapeze"" --Lily Pons (Metropolitan opera star) --Helen Wood (dancer) --Joey Clay (singer) - ""Only You"" --The Lovers (singing group) --Benny Fields (veteran ""minstrel man"" making his first Sullivan appearance) --Larry Griswold

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Season 09, Episode 38 scheduled: Nat King Cole; Bob Hope (on film); Jack Carter / film: A Short Vision

S09 E38

Jun 10, 1956
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scheduled: Nat King Cole; Bob Hope (on film); Jack Carter / film: A Short Vision Jun 10, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Nat King Cole --A filmed segment with Bob Hope --Edie Adams (singer) --Jack Carter (comedian) --Carol Haney (dancer) --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his dummy Velvel) --Joey Clay (rock ‘n' roll singer) --The Half Brothers (jugglers)--On film: ""A Short Vision"" - described as ""an animated fantasy which depicts abstractly the effects of the H-bomb.""

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Season 09, Episode 39 All-Army Talent Show with Gary Crosby, Charlie Applewhite & Richard Hayes

S09 E39

Jun 17, 1956
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All-Army Talent Show with Gary Crosby, Charlie Applewhite & Richard Hayes Jun 17, 1956 The Annual All-Army Talent Show Guests: --Charlie Applewhite, Richard Hayes and Gary Crosby - ""This Is The Army"" (All three singers were Army privates at the time). -- Ertel & Scott (piano duet) - ""The Man I Love"" --Field Artillery Gospel Singers - ""You Better Run"" --The Polka Dots (clarinet polka) - ""Chicken Polka"" --Pete Palmer - ""Granada"" --The Four Gleemen (vocal quartet) - ""Down On 33rd & 3rd"" --Trampoline Act (2 people leap through flaming hoops) --Roger Lehman (tap dancer) - ""I've Got Rhythm"" --Les Garcons De Paris - sing ""C'est Si Bon"" --Hip Cat Hillbillies - sing ""We're Getting Out"" --Tamtettes (5 man jazz combo, wearing shades & berets) - unknown song --Gen. John A. Klein introduces Secretary of the Army Brucker --William Brucker presents Army plaque to Ed. New army flag unveiled. Finale: Army Drill Team (at attention) - ""The Army Goes Rolling Along""Audience bows (all news correspondents): Joe Wilkes; Hal Boyle; Larry Laseur; Walter

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Season 09, Episode 40 8th Anniversary: Harry Belafonte; Shelley Winters; Gregory Peck; Phil Silvers

S09 E40

Jun 24, 1956
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8th Anniversary: Harry Belafonte; Shelley Winters; Gregory Peck; Phil Silvers Jun 24, 1956 Guests (8th Anniversary show): --Ethel Merman, Shelley Winters, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levy - sing ""Sullivan for Me"" --Teresa Brewer (singer) - medley including ""Put Another Nickel in In the Nickelodeon,"" ""My Guiding Light,"" ""Richochet Romance"" & ""Sweet Old Fashioned Girl"" --Ronald Reagan, Natalie Wood, Robert Walker, Walt Disney, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz - sing ""Happy Anniversary"" in a tribute to Sullivan. --Kate Smith - medley: ""Live til I Die,"" ""I Hear a Rapsody"" and ""World on a String."" --Jack Paar (stand-up comedy routine) - mail order skit --Phil Silvers with Sgt. Bilko cast - sings a tribute to Ed. --Harry Belafonte - ""Jamaica Farewell,"" ""Hold ‘Em Joe"" & ""Lemme Go, Melda Marcy"" (Note: another source listed the songs as ""Take My Mother Home"" and ""Jamaica Farewell"") --Gregory Peck - previews next week's show --Louis Armstrong - surprises Ed and sings ""Happy Birthday"" --UCLA sports all-stars --The Klausen Bears (Klauson's Bears) - animal act, bear rides b

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Season 09, Episode 41 John Huston salute: Gregory Peck; Orson Welles; Lauren Bacall; Edward G. Robinson

S09 E41

Jul 1, 1956
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John Huston salute: Gregory Peck; Orson Welles; Lauren Bacall; Edward G. Robinson Jul 1, 1956 A Salute to John Huston --On film: Ed interviews John Huston & Gregory Peck on the set of ""Moby Dick"" --Gregory Peck (live on stge) appears with Ed & introduces a scene from ""Moby Dick"" (with Orson Welles) --On film: clip from ""Moulon Rouge"" --Split screen: Ed interviews Jose Ferrer --Jose Ferrer (on film?) - applies make up & transforms himself into Toulouse Letrec --Mary Astor & Peter Lorre - talk about John Huston --On film: clip from ""The Maltese Falcon"" --On film: clip of John Huston & Walter Huston receiving Academy Awards. --On film: clip from ""Treasure of Sierra Madre"" --John Huston walks on stage and introduces a film clip from ""Battle of San Pietro"" --Sketch: Edward G. Robinson and Ed Sullivan do a gangster-style dialogue --On film: clip from ""Key Largo"" where Edward G. Robinson is cruel to a drunk woman. --Edward G. Robinson, John Huston, and Ed (on stage) introduce Lauren Bacall --Lauren Bacall talks about how Humphrey Bogart & John Hust

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Season 09, Episode 42 scheduled: Constance Bennett; Senor Wences; Cell Block 7; Patachou

S09 E42

Jul 8, 1956
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scheduled: Constance Bennett; Senor Wences; Cell Block 7; Patachou Jul 8, 1956 Scheduled guests: --Constance Bennett --Senor Wences --Cell Block Seven (instrumental group) --Patachou (French chanteuse) --Myron Cohen (comedian) --Reese and Davis (comedy team) --Scipini's chimps (animal act) --Miss Universe beauty pageant contestants

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Season 09, Episode 43 Julie Andrews / Louis Armstrong / Bing Crosby (on film)

S09 E43

Jul 15, 1956
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Julie Andrews / Louis Armstrong / Bing Crosby (on film) Jul 15, 1956 Guests: --Bing Crosby - filmed interview with Ed + clip from ""High Society."" --Julie Andrews - ""I Could Have Danced All Night"" & ""Show Me"" (both songs from ""My Fair Lady"") --Louis Armstrong - ""Muskrat Ramble,"" Faithful Hussar,"" ""Stompin' at the Savoy"" and ""Basin Street Blues"" --Harold Long and Joan Holloway (dancers) - ""Talking with Feet"" (with the Toastettes) --Shirley Yamaguchi (Japanese singer wearing kimono) - ""Cha Cha, Cio Cio San"" & ""We Kiss in Shadow"" --Wesson and Polk (comedy team) - collegiate humor --The Iowa Highlanders (Scottish Highlanders with bagpipes, from Iowa State University)

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Season 09, Episode 44 Jack Paar (guest host) / Ames Brothers / Ted Lewis / Prof. Backwards

S09 E44

Jul 22, 1956
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Jack Paar (guest host) / Ames Brothers / Ted Lewis / Prof. Backwards Jul 22, 1956 Guests: --Jack Paar (guest host) - At end of show, does a routine about phobias. --Ames Brothers - ""Autumn Leaves,"" ""Dry Bones"" and ""It Only Hurts For A Little While"" --Ted Lewis and chorus - Chorus sings ""Me & My Shadow"" (as Lewis and his ""shadow"" dance) --Ted Lewis - ""Memories"" --Professor Backwards (comedian) - Southern storyteller wearing graduation cap & gown, tells jokes, plays with words by writing letters on classroom chalkboard.--Larry Daniels (stand-up comedian, does an Edward Morrow imitation & routine about airplane travel) --Elaine Malbin (operatic soprano) - ""This Is My Beloved"" --T. C. Jones (female impersonator) - does singing impressions of an American singer in Paris: ""Two Loves Have I"" (in French & English). At end of routine, reveals himself as a man in drag. --The Moscow Bears - starts with film clip of a performance in Russia. Bears ride a merry-go-round, bikes. --The Fredonias (acrobatic team) --Audience bows: a group of circus performe

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Season 09, Episode 45 sched: Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus' Top Acts (incl. Emmett Kelly)

S09 E45

Jul 29, 1956
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sched: Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus' Top Acts (incl. Emmett Kelly) Jul 29, 1956 Top acts of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus Scheduled circus performers: --Emmett Kelly (clown) Also: Tito (acrobat); Cordons (whip act); Reberte Trio (knockabouts); Miss Mara (trapeze act); Two Marilex (plate spinners); Pinito de Oro (aerialists); Burtons (hand-balancing act); Al De Gong (chimpanzees); Dschapur and Rutha (jump act); Tonito (wire artist); Adnos (jugglers)

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Season 09, Episode 46 scheduled: U.S. Air Force talent show

S09 E46

Aug 5, 1956
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scheduled: U.S. Air Force talent show Aug 5, 1956 U.S. Air Force talent show (broadcast from McGuire Air Force Base at Wrightstown, N.J.).Scheduled to appear:--The Air Force fencing team--The Air Force judo team. Also: the Strolling Strings, Singing Sergeants, Keesler Chorus, the Westerners and airmen Dick Miller, Alfred King, Sherry Simms, Donald G. Baduria, Donna Byers, Ronnie Evans, Donald Pyburn, and William Dupree.

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Season 09, Episode 47 A Tribute to the Yankees / Phil Silvers / Teresa Brewer

S09 E47

Aug 12, 1956
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A Tribute to the Yankees / Phil Silvers / Teresa Brewer Aug 12, 1956 Much of this show is a tribute to The Yankees (baseball team) and their wives. Guests: --Phil Silvers (guest host, filling in for Ed who had just had his auto accident) --Phil updates the viewers on Ed Sullivan's condition --Phil introduces no one from the audience, then introduces Maurice Gosfield who plays Private Doberman on Phil's show --Phil introduces the wives of the New York Yankees baseball team --Teresa Brewer, Dick Shawn, Charlotte Rae - ""You Gotta Have Heart"" (with unknown male lead singer)--Charlotte Rae - comedy monologe - dieting --Julia Meade reads a letter from Ed Sullivan then shows video of Ed's trip to Paris which is also a Lincoln commercial. --Teresa Brewer - ""When I Leave The World Behind"" & ""I Love Mickey"" which she says she is going to record ""tommorrow!"" The voice of Mickey is coming from off stage and we're not sure if it's Mickey or not. Following this Mickey Mantle comes out and talkes to Phil. --Phil Silvers speaks to Mickey Mantle

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Season 09, Episode 48 scheduled: Frank Sinatra; Jeannie Carson; Don Cornell

S09 E48

Aug 19, 1956
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scheduled: Frank Sinatra; Jeannie Carson; Don Cornell Aug 19, 1956 Scheduled guests:--Frank Sinatra (guest host) --Jeannie Carson (singer-comedian) --Don Cornell (singer) --Kovac and Rabovsky (dance team) --Pinto Del Oro (aerialist) --""Little Mo"" (performing elephant) --On film: several Japanese acts that Sullivan filmed during his recent trip to Asia.

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Season 09, Episode 49 scheduled: U.S. Navy talent show - with guest host Kirk Douglas

S09 E49

Aug 26, 1956
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scheduled: U.S. Navy talent show - with guest host Kirk Douglas Aug 26, 1956 U.S. Navy talent show with scheduled guests: --Kirk Douglas (actor, appearing as guest host) --The Continentals (novelty instrumental) --The Jumpin' Jacks (vocal combo) --The Four Bits (vocal quartet) --Individual performers: John Amoni, James Bowers, Herman Dean, James Dillworth, Ted Forte, William Hrynkiw, Jac Imel, Leslei McCann, Dick McMeekin, Elmer North, Robert Rodifer, Patricia Ryall, Randy Sparks, Alan Wagner and Danny White.

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Season 09, Episode 50 Patti Page (guest host) / Kay Ballard / Maria Neglia

S09 E50

Sep 2, 1956
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Patti Page (guest host) / Kay Ballard / Maria Neglia Sep 2, 1956 Guests: --Patti Page (guest host) sings ""Deed I Do"" & ""Allegheny Moon."" And, at end of show, sings ""Father, Father, Father"" --Kay Armen (vocalist) - ""I Could Have Danced All Night"" & ""St. Louis Blues"" --The Jones Boys (vocal group) - ""Marry A Rich Woman"" & ""The Jones Boy"" --Maria Neglia (violinist) - ""Rumanian Rhapsody""--Kay Ballard (comedian doing a routine about singer w/hiccups & jokes about boyfriend Albert) --Al Bernie (comedian, pokes fun at game shows, the United Nations, Russians, the Chinese, and Elvis) --Bob & Betty Hightower (dancers, doing circus style acrobatics - lots of lifting. Woman bends over backwards while on thin bar- Dancers Circus Style, Lots Of Lifting. Woman, on thin bar, bends over backwards and picks up napkin with teeth). --Al Sturm (novelty act, does tricks with torn newspaper) --Mr. Ballantine (magic and comedy act) --Miss Mara (Circus trapeze artist) --Carolyn Willis (National champion baton twirler) Preview of Neiman Marc

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Season 09, Episode 51 Elvis Presley (1st appearance) / Charles Laughton / Dorothy Sarnoff

S09 E51

Sep 9, 1956
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Elvis Presley (1st appearance) / Charles Laughton / Dorothy Sarnoff Sep 9, 1956 Elvis Presley (1st appearance) - ""Don't be Cruel"" (with the Jordanaires), ""Love Me Tender,"" ""Ready Teddy"" and ""Hound Dog."" --Charles Laughton (guest host) - reads limericks, poems & does stand-up comedy routine titled ""Little Girl And Wolf"" (about the sadistic side of Little Red Riding Hood). --Dorothy Sarnoff - sings ""Something Wonderful"" (in a scene from the ""King And I"") --Amru Sani (female singer from India wearing traditional Indian clothes) - ""I'm In The Mood For Love"" and ""My Bolero"" --The Vagabonds (novelty quartet) - ""The Queens Ruler,"" ""I Wonder"" & ""How You Gonna Keep Em' Down on the Farm,"" followed by comedy routine. --Conn And Mann (duo tap dances to ""Tea For Two"") --Amin Brothers (acrobats)

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Season 09, Episode 52 The Four Aces / Marion Marlowe / Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves

S09 E52

Sep 16, 1956
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The Four Aces / Marion Marlowe / Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves Sep 16, 1956 --The Fujiwara Opera (Japanese opera group) - perform ""Three Little Maids"" (from ""Madame Butterfly"") --Ed introdues individual members of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves and the Cincinatti Reds --Sports announcers Vin Scully; Earl Gillespie; Blaine Walsh; George Bison and Mark Scott --The Milwaukee Braves appear with manager Fred Haney--The Four Aces - ""Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"" & ""Thee I Love"" --Richard Hearn (""Mr. Pastry"") - skit set in a drapery shop. --Marion Marlowe - sings medley of songs from ""The King & I"" (""Hello, Young Lovers,"" ""Getting to Know You"" and ""I Have Dreamed"") --Harvest Moon Ball dancers - various catagories --On film: clip from ""The Best Things in Life Are Free"" starring Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Sheree North and Ed Sullivan (as himself). --Ed introduces Carmen Basilio (Welterweight Boxer) --The Goofers - ""Pogo Stick""

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