March 2, 1958

The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 10: Episode 23

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The Ed Sullivan Show
March 2, 1958

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CBS | Air Date: March 2, 1958
Summary: --Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (movie actor) talks with Ed Sullivan.Music:--Joe Franklin and The Hi-Liters (Rockabilly group) - "Rock Heart" (correct song title?)--Georges Guetary (French singer) - "A Shine On My Shoes"--Betty Johnson (singer & puppeteer) - "The Little Blue Man."--Bob Cox, Betty Johnson and the Johnson Family (Gospel singers)--Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (movie actor) talks with Ed Sullivan.Music:--Joe Franklin and The Hi-Liters (Rockabilly group) - "Rock Heart" (correct song title?)--Georges Guetary (French singer) - "A Shine On My Shoes"--Betty Johnson (singer & puppeteer) - "The Little Blue Man."--Bob Cox, Betty Johnson and the Johnson Family (Gospel singers) perform "Old Time Religion" and "Standing In The Need Of Prayer."--The Bonny Sisters (listed as a "vocal & acrobatic trio from Denmark")Comedy:--Charlie Manna (singing comedian)  --Jean Carroll (comedienne) - does a stand-up routine with "domestic" humor.--Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist) Also appearing:--Dick Button (ice skater) - appears in a skating segment broadcast from Rockefeller Center's ice-rink. --Tommy Hunt and the Smokey Mountain Cloggers (troupe of 16 clog dancers from North Carolina) - dance to the song "Corn Break, Molasses and Sassafras Tea." --Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentinian Formula One auto racer) is interviewed via a translator. (A week earlier, while in Cuba, Fangio was kidnapped by rebels who held him captive for 29 hours.)--Cameo: Jack Dempsey shakes Fangio's hand. --Lottie Brunn (circus juggler)--General Alfred M. Gruenther (1957-64 president of the American Red Cross) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.--Audience bows: 4-H Club Achievement Awards recipients Karyl Ann Benson (girl winner) and Doran Bollman (boy winner). --Audience bows: Erstein Coldwell and Tina Louis (Tina Louise?). Expand
Genre(s): Comedy, Talk & Interview, Music
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