Gordon MacRae in The Ed Sullivan Show

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Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae was discovered at the age of 19 while working as a page in New York City and hired to perform for the Horace Heidt Band which he did for two years. Gordon joined the Air Force in 1942 and served as a naviagator for two years. After his return he debuted in his first Broadway play Junior Miss from there on his star was on the rise. He signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and went on to star in several Broadway plays as well as starring in the radio program The Railroad Hour. His acting career took off in the 1950's appearing in musical hit after hit with Tea For Two, Moonlight Bay, Carousel and Oklahoma! but by the end of the 50's it was the end of the musicals and his career. He appeared on various variety/talk shows throughout the 60's and 70's even venturing into some episodic work on McCloud.

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Season 22

July 6, 1969: Bobby Vinton, Lainie Kazan, Gordon MacRae, The Sugar Shoppe, Jackie Vernon
WatchedS22E36: July 6, 1969: Bobby Vinton, Lainie Kazan, Gordon MacRae, The Sugar Shoppe, ...
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Aired: Sun, 1969-06-22
Music: --Bobby Vinton sings "Those Were The Days" and a medley: "Blue Velvet," "Halfway to Paradise," "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Please Love Me Forever." --Lainie Kazan (actress-singer) sings "Love." --Gordon MacRae rec...

Season 21

December 3, 1967: Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Jackie Kahane, Bill Dana
WatchedS21E13: December 3, 1967: Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Jackie Kahane, Bill Dana
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Aired: Sun, 1967-12-03
Music: --Ray Charles & Billy Preston perform "Double-O-Soul." --Ray Charles, with Billy Preston (on organ) and the Raelettes - "Yesterday" & "What'd I Say? --Frankie Fanelli (singer) - "All I Ask." --Grand Music Hall of Israe...

Season 20

January 8, 1967: Ethel Merman, Gordon MacRae, Flip Wilson, Myron Cohen
WatchedS20E18: January 8, 1967: Ethel Merman, Gordon MacRae, Flip Wilson, Myron Cohen
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Aired: Sun, 1967-01-15
Music: --Ethel Merman sings "Some People." --Ethel Merman and Gordon MacRae - "You're Just in Love" (a.k.a. "You're Not Sick, You're in Love") duet. --Gordon MacRae - Soliloqy from "Carousel." --The Serendipity Singers - "If ...

Season 19

May 8, 1966: Henny Youngman, The McGuire Sisters, Harry James, Black Sheep
WatchedS19E34: May 8, 1966: Henny Youngman, The McGuire Sisters, Harry James, Black Sheep
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Aired: Sun, 1966-05-08
Music: --The Black Sheep - "Slow Down" --Harry James Orchestra - "Sunday Morning" --The McGuire Sisters with Harry James - "Cherry," "You Made Me Love You," "One O'Clock Jump" --The McGuire Sisters - "Matchmaker" --Gordon & S...

Season 18

scheduled: Ella Fitzgerald; Gordon and Sheila MacRae; Myron Cohen
WatchedS18E10: scheduled: Ella Fitzgerald; Gordon and Sheila MacRae; Myron Cohen
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Aired: Sun, 1964-11-29
Scheduled guests: --Ella Fitzgerald --Gordon and Sheila MacRae --Myron Cohen --Corps De Ballet --Obernkirchen Children's Choir

Season 17

February 23, 1964: The Beatles (3rd appearance), Cab Calloway, Acker Bilk
WatchedS17E21: February 23, 1964: The Beatles (3rd appearance), Cab Calloway, Acker Bilk
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Aired: Sun, 1964-02-23
Music: --The Beatles (3rd appearance) – "Twist and Shout," "Please Please Me" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Beatles segments pre-recorded, taped 9Feb64). --Cab Calloway - "St. James Infirmary" & "Old Man River" --Acker Bil...

Season 16

Tribute to Richard Rodgers with Peggy Lee; Diahann Carroll; Roberta Peters
WatchedS16E06: Tribute to Richard Rodgers with Peggy Lee; Diahann Carroll; Roberta Peters
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Aired: Sun, 1962-11-04
Tribute to Richard Rodgers (broadcast from Carnegie Hall): Rodgers & Hart songs: --Peggy Lee - "Mountain Greenery" (with 50 piece orchestra) --Peggy Lee & Steve Lawrence - "Manhattan" --Steve Lawrence - "With a Song in My Hea...

Season 15

First show of the 15th Season
WatchedS15E01: First show of the 15th Season
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Aired: Sun, 1961-09-17
Guests: --Teddy Randazzo sings "Lady of Spain" and "Autumn in New York" --Richardi (illusionist) - appears three times during show. --The Wanderers (singing quartet, doo wop vocal group) sing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Every Da...

Season 14

scheduled: Jack Carter; Gordon & Sheila MacRae; Crosby Bros.; Erroll Garner
WatchedS14E04: scheduled: Jack Carter; Gordon & Sheila MacRae; Crosby Bros.; Erroll Garner
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Aired: Sun, 1960-10-23
Scheduled guests: --Jack Carter (comedian) --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (husband and wife musical-comedy duo) --The Crosby Brothers --Erroll Garner (jazz musician) --Eileen Farrell (soprano) --The Five Williams (juggling act)

Season 13

scheduled: Harry James; Henny Youngman; Wayne & Shuster
WatchedS13E44: scheduled: Harry James; Henny Youngman; Wayne & Shuster
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Aired: Sun, 1960-07-31
Scheduled guests: --Harry James and his orchestra--Henny Youngman (comedian) --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) --Gordon and Sheila MacRae (music & comedy team) --Jane Morgan (singer) --Nico Feldman (singer) --Delage (illusion...
scheduled: Nina Simone; The Browns; Bess Myerson
WatchedS13E32: scheduled: Nina Simone; The Browns; Bess Myerson
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Aired: Sun, 1960-05-08
Scheduled guests: --Nina Simone (singer-pianist) --The Browns (vocal group) - "The Old Lamplighter" --Bess Myerson (TV personality & former Miss America making an appearance as a pianist) --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) --G...
Mario Lanza (on film) / Ethel Merman / Larry Blyden
WatchedS13E04: Mario Lanza (on film) / Ethel Merman / Larry Blyden
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Aired: Sun, 1959-10-11
Guests: --Ethel Merman - I'm Glad There Is You" (from "Gypsy") & "There'll Be Some Changes Made"--On film: Ed Sullivan interviews Mario Lanza --Shiela MacRea sings "Plaza-0 Double 4 Double 3" (from "Bells Are Ringing") --Gord...

Season 11

Ernie Kovacs / Sheb Wooley / Gordon MacRae / Bobby Van
WatchedS11E44: Ernie Kovacs / Sheb Wooley / Gordon MacRae / Bobby Van
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Aired: Sun, 1958-07-27
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 fr...