(The Four Vagabonds)
The Ed Sullivan Show
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Elvis Presley (1st appearance) / Charles Laughton / Dorothy Sarnoff
First aired: 9/9/1956
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).
Look Award winners: Sid Caesar; Edward R. Murrow; Walt Disney
First aired: 12/30/1956
Scheduled: --The Annual Look magazine TV awards including winners Sid Caesar, Perry Como, Walt Disney, Red Grange, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Phil Silvers.
Other scheduled guests:
Johnnie Ray / Walter Pidgeon / Sugar Ray Robinson
First aired: 5/5/1957
Guests: --Johnnie Ray - "All Of Me" and "Yes Tonight Josephine" --Johnnie Ray (later in show) - medley: "Cry," "Just Walking In The Rain" and "Should I Reveal?" --The Vagabonds (instrumental/comedy group) - "Lazy River" --James Melton (singer) - "Almost Like Being In Love" (with female violinists)
Other guests: --Boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fulmer meet on stage. --Walter Pidgeon & Ruth Mayyeson - appear in scene from "The Happiest Millionaire" (Note: Ruth Mayyeson is listed as "Ruth Matteson" on the transcript.) --Walter Pidgeon joins Ed, Sugar Ray & Gene Fulmer on stage. They talk about Walter's boxing techniques. Then Ed interviews the boxers. -- Dewey Pigmeat Markham (comedian) - routine: Dewey & Shorty argue about mathematics. (Boy wonder Robert Strom who won $192,000 on "$64,000 Question" joins Pigmeat & Ed Sullivan in mathematics sketch) --Ballet performance choreographed by Nina Novak --Audience bows: Abba Eban; General Burnell; Governor Lane Dwynell; Dave Condon
Scheduled guests (not on transcript): --The Corps de Ballet of the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, featuring Meredith Baylis and Eugene Slavin doing the "Czardas"
Lionel Hampton; Teresa Brewer; Jack Carter
First aired: 12/6/1959
Scheduled guests: --Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) and his band --Teresa Brewer (singer) --Jack Carter (comedian) --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) --Yehudi Menuhin (violinist) with his sister Hepzibah (pianist) --The Vagabonds (vocal-instrumental group) --The Coronados (vocal trio) --Atilina Segura (novelty act from Spain) --The Willers (roller-skating group) --The college football coach of the year
--Lionel Hampton (jazz musician) and his band
James Cagney; Robert Montgomery; Jane Froman; Julie Wilson
First aired: 5/15/1960
Scheduled guests: --James Cagney and Robert Montgomery -
Ed interviews Cagney and Montgomery about their new movie based on the
life story of Adm. William Halsey. --Jane Froman (singer) --Julie Wilson
(singer) --The United States Naval Academy glee club --The American
Legion Zouaves (drill team from Jackson, Michigan) --The Vagabonds
(comedy-instrumental group) --Lorin Hollander (young concert pianist)
Sammy Davis Jr./ Stiller & Meara / JFK Library tour
First aired: 6/14/1964
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