The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that ran on CBS from Sunday June 20,1948, to Sunday June 6,1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, in 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished No.31 in TV Guide Magazines 60 Best Series of All Time, the format was essentially the same as vaudeville, and although vaudeville had died a generation earlier, Sullivan presented many ex-vaudevillians on his show. The last original Sullivan show telecast was on March 28,1971, with guests Melanie, Joanna Simon, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, repeats were scheduled through June 6,1971. While most of the episodes aired live from New York City, the show aired live on occasion from other nations, such as the United Kingdom, Australia. For many years, Ed Sullivan was an event each Sunday evening. In those days, we had six acts. Then, each of our acts would do a leisurely ten minutes or so, Now they do two or three minutes.
And in those early days I talked too much, I look up at me talking away and I say You fool. But I just keep on talking, Ive learned how to keep my mouth shut. The show enjoyed phenomenal popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s and he was regarded as a kingmaker, and performers considered an appearance on his program as a guarantee of stardom, although this sometimes did not turn out to be the case. The shows iconic status is illustrated by the song Hymn for a Sunday Evening from the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie, in the song, a family of viewers expresses their regard for the program in worshipful tones. In September 1965, CBS started televising the program in compatible color, CBS had once backed its own color system, developed by Peter Goldmark, and resisted using RCAs compatible process until 1954. At that time, it built its first New York City color TV studio, Studio 72, in a former RKO movie theater at 2248 Broadway. One Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast on August 22,1954, from the new studio, CBS Studio 72 was demolished in 1986 and replaced by an apartment house.
CBS Studio 50 was finally colorized in 1965, the 1965–66 season premiere starred the Beatles in an episode airing on September 12, which was the last episode to air in black and white. In the late 1960s, Sullivan remarked that his program was waning as the decade went on and he realized that to keep viewers, the best and brightest in entertainment had to be seen, or else the viewers were going to keep on changing the channel. Along with declining viewership, Ed Sullivan attracted a higher age for the average viewer as the seasons went on
Polly Bergen was an American actress, television host and entrepreneur. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for her performance as Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story, for her stage work she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Carlotta Campion in Follies in 2001. Her film work included 1962s Cape Fear and 1963s The Caretakers and she hosted her own variety show for one season, and as an author wrote three books on beauty and charm. Bergen was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Lucy and William Hugh Burgin, Bergen appeared in many film roles, most notably in the original Cape Fear opposite Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. She had roles as the romantic interest in three Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy films in the early 1950s, At War with the Army, Thats My Boy, and The Stooge. She was featured in a number of westerns during the 1950s, including Warpath, bergens roles included Mrs. Vernon-Williams in Cry-Baby, a John Waters film. Bergen received an Emmy award for her portrayal of singer Helen Morgan in the episode The Helen Morgan Story of the 1950s television series Playhouse 90, signed to Columbia Records, she enjoyed a successful recording career during this era, as well.
In the 1950s she was known as The Pepsi Cola Girl and she was a regular panelist on the CBS game show To Tell the Truth, during its original run. She appeared on the NBC interview program Heres Hollywood and she earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Rhoda Henry, wife of Capt. Pug Henry, in two ABC miniseries, The Winds of War and its sequel and Remembrance. She starred in a 2001 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheims Follies at the Belasco Theater, in 2003, she starred at the same theatre in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks opposite Mark Hamill in a role she took over from Rue McClanahan. Bergen played Fran Felstein on HBOs The Sopranos, the mistress of Johnny Soprano. From 2007 to 2011 Bergen had a guest role in Desperate Housewives as Lynette Scavos mother, Stella Wingfield and she was a semi-regular cast member of Commander-in-Chief as the mother of Mackenzie Allen, the President of the United States, played by Geena Davis. Bergen herself had once played the first female President of the United States, as President Leslie McCloud in the 1964 film, Kisses for My President.
Another late appearance came in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, Candles on Bay Street, in 1965, Bergen created the Polly Bergen Company cosmetics line. She created lines of jewelry and shoe brands, and authored three books on beauty, Bergen was married to actor Jerome Courtland in the early 1950s. In 1957 she married Hollywood agent-producer Freddie Fields with whom she had two adopted children, Pamela Kerry Fields and Peter William Fields, and stepdaughter, Kathy Fields, Bergen converted from Southern Baptist to Judaism upon marrying Fields. She was married to entrepreneur Jeffrey Endervelt in the 1980s, Bergen was a liberal-minded, politically active Democrat and feminist. She was an advocate of the Equal Rights Amendment, womens education
Second City Television
SCTV is a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from Torontos Second City troupe that ran between 1976 and 1984. Through multiple changes to format and casting the series maintained a consistent reputation as a spotlight on some of the best up and coming talent in Canadian and US comedy. Its general feeling of working within a budget of space, the premise of the show is the broadcast day of a fictitious TV station in the town of Melonville. The location of Melonville is left unspecified, the very earliest episodes imply its somewhere in Canada, a typical episode of SCTV presents a compendium of programming seen on the station throughout its broadcast day. A given episode could contain everything from SCTV news broadcasts to sitcoms, movies, talk shows, kid shows, commercial send-ups hawking non-existent products, seen fairly frequently, particularly in episodes, are behind-the-scenes plots focusing on life at the station. These often feature Guy Caballero, the cheap, tyrannical owner and president of SCTV, seen regularly are weaselly, sweating station manager Maurice Moe Green, succeeded in the position by flamboyant, leopard-skin clad, foul-mouthed Mrs.
The small cast, typically six to eight members at any given time and they impersonate numerous popular celebrities appearing on the stations programming. SCTV was inducted into Canadas Walk of Fame in 2002, there is much dispute as to who actually created the SCTV series. The show itself bears no created by credit, although it developed by credits to Bernard Sahlins. What is clear is that, in 1976, Andrew Alexander was looking to expand his company into the realm of TV production and he called together the current cast of the stage show to discuss a format for a Second City TV series. Also in attendance at the meeting were Second City vets Harold Ramis, Sheldon Patinkin, from there, the actual content of the show was all the work of the cast, with contributions from producers Alexander and Sahlins. Alexander remained as producer throughout SCTVs run. Sahlins stayed for the first two seasons as a producer, Patinkin was a first-season writer and de facto editor and post-production supervisor. Close had no involvement with the series.
SCTV was initially produced in 1976 at the Toronto studios of the Global Television Network, for the first six episodes, new episodes were seen once a month. For the next seven episodes new episodes were seen bi-weekly, in September 1977, Global ordered 13 additional episodes, which were seen once a week from September through December. These irregularly scheduled 26 episodes were considered one season for syndication purposes, all of the original cast were from the Toronto branch of The Second City theatre improv troupe, and many had previously worked together on The David Steinberg Show. Ramis was a Second City vet, but with the Chicago troupe, the original SCTV cast consisted of John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine OHara, Harold Ramis, and Dave Thomas
Kraft Music Hall
The Kraft Music Hall was a popular old-time radio variety program, featuring top show business entertainers, which aired first on NBC radio from 1933 to 1949. During its first year the show went through a series of changes, including Kraft Musical Revue. Whiteman remained the host until December 6,1935, billed as The King of Jazz, Whiteman was arguably America’s first popular music superstar. Whiteman’s foresight regarding the coming of the age and his decisions to hire the best jazz musicians was a powerful boost for jazz, swing. Though he was prohibited from hiring black performers, he hired arrangers and composers, bing Crosby took over as master of ceremonies January 2,1936. Crosby was host until May 9,1946, other entertainers who appeared regularly during Crosbys tenure included Connie Boswell, Victor Borge, and Mary Martin. For the advertising managers at Kraft, it was imperative that advertising and entertainment be kept separate. For this reason, Kraft insisted that an announcer, not cast members, read its commercials.
”Announcer Ken Carpenter commences a 39-second spot extolling the virtues of Kraft Dinner – “Well, I can tell you of macaroni and cheese that helps you three ways. Saves cooking time, saves shopping time, saves ration points. ”Crosby was the longest-running Kraft Music Hall host and his casual style and humorous easy-going banter made the show tops with the young country club set. The average listener was 21 during this period, compared to the age of 11 at the movie houses. Intelligent humor and delightful guests made these years some of the greatest, on the show, Crosby rubbed elbows with the likes of Spike Jones, Lucille Ball, The Andrews Sisters, Nat “King” Cole and Peggy Lee. Crosby left Kraft Music Hall in 1946 and began hosting his own series, Philco Radio Time, Kraft Music Hall went through a handful of short-lived hosts. Edward Everett Horton, Eddie Foy and Frank Morgan all hosted from 1945 through 1947, nelson Eddy took over the summer spots in 1947 and with costar Dorothy Kirsten in 1948 and 1949.
The show had a supporting cast, pianist-vocalist Ramona, soprano Helen Jepson, tenor Jack Fulton, pianist Roy Bargy. Jolson kept working until shortly before his death in 1950, with these shows as some of his last, many of the show’s recurring jokes and funny remarks were about Jolsons education, his age and his relationships to women. When Jolson returned in October 1947, Variety printed a rave review, when Decca Records released a Best of Al Jolson double LP, it included several tracks from Kraft Music Hall broadcasts. Kraft Music Hall made the move to television in 1958, replacing the dramatic anthology series Kraft Television Theatre, milton Berle hosted during the 1958 season. Beginning with the fall 1959 season, singer Perry Como became the host, during the summer seasons, the show continued with new episodes, with a variety of guest hosts replacing Berle/Como
New York City
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation.
Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of Orange
September 11 attacks
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11,2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia and it was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively. Suspicion for the attack fell on al-Qaeda. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks.
Although al-Qaedas leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U. S. support of Israel, the presence of U. S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives. Having evaded capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U. S. Navy in May 2011. S. many closings and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, on November 18,2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building was opened on November 3,2014. The origins of al-Qaeda can be traced to 1979 when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden traveled to Afghanistan and helped organize Arab mujahideen to resist the Soviets. Under the guidance of Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden became more radical, in 1996, bin Laden issued his first fatwā, calling for American soldiers to leave Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden used Islamic texts to exhort Muslims to attack Americans until the stated grievances are reversed, Muslim legal scholars have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries, according to bin Laden.
Bin Laden, who orchestrated the attacks, initially denied but admitted involvement, in November 2001, U. S. forces recovered a videotape from a destroyed house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. In the video, bin Laden is seen talking to Khaled al-Harbi, on December 27,2001, a second bin Laden video was released. In the video, he said, It has become clear that the West in general and it is the hatred of crusaders. Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, the transcript refers several times to the United States specifically targeting Muslims. He said that the attacks were carried out because, we are free, and want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security we undermine yours, Bin Laden said he had personally directed his followers to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
The Desert Inn, known as the D. I. was a casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, which operated from April 24,1950, to August 28,2000. Designed by architect Hugh Taylor and interior design by Jac Lessman and it was situated between Desert Inn Road and Sands Avenue. The Desert Inn opened with 300 rooms and the Sky Room restaurant, headed by a chef formerly of the Ritz Paris, the casino, at 2,400 square feet, was one of the largest in Nevada at the time. The Palms Tower was completed in 1997 with the second and final renovation, the Desert Inn was the first hotel in Las Vegas to feature a fountain at the entrance. The remaining towers of the Desert Inn were imploded in 2004, the Wynn and Encore stands where the hotel once stood. The original performance venue at the Desert Inn was the Painted Desert Room, the Crystal Room, Frank Sinatra made his Las Vegas debut there on September 13,1951 and became a regular performer. The property included an 18-hole golf course hosted the PGA Tour Tournament of Champions from 1953 to 1966.
The golf course is now a part of the Wynn resort, the hotel was situated at 3145 Las Vegas Boulevard South, between Desert Inn Road and Sands Avenue. The original name for years was Wilbur Clarks Desert Inn. Author Hal Rothman notes that for two years the framed structure sat in the hot desert sun, looking more like an ancient relic than a nascent casino. Clark approached the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for investment, but they were struggling financially. In 1949, he met with Moe Dalitz, the head of the notorious Cleveland gang, the Mayfield Road Mob, and Dalitz agreed to fund 75% of the project with $1.3 million, and construction resumed. Much of the came from the American National Insurance Company. The resort would eventually be renamed Desert Inn and was called the D. I. by Las Vegas locals, the Desert Inn opened formally on April 24,1950, at a two-day gala which was heavily publicized nationally. Journalists from all of the newspapers and magazines were invited. 150 invitations were sent out by Clark to VIPs with a limit of $10,000.
About half the attendees at the opening were from California and Nevada, Sidney Korshak was one of its early investors. The Desert Inn became known for its opulence and top-notch service, the first manager of the Desert Inn had previously worked as the manager at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco
The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show is an American daytime television talk show hosted by Mike Douglas. Initially it aired only in the Cleveland, Ohio area during much of its first two years on the air, followed by expansion to Philadelphia and nationwide and it went into syndication in 1963 and remained on television until 1981. It was distributed by Westinghouse Broadcasting and for much of its run, the program premiered on KYW in Cleveland on December 11,1961, and featured a mix of light banter with guests and musical performances, along with more-serious interviews with prominent newsmakers. Joining Douglas as part of the lineup was the Ellie Frankel trio. Instead of a comedic monologue, given his vocalist background. Each week would have a different co-host who would every day with Douglas. In addition, faulty microphones on the inaugural broadcast were coupled with equally problematic chairs that caused a pair of guests to fall off stage, the show was postponed until a representative for banning such books could be found.
In February 1963, singer Barbra Streisand was the shows co-host, during that week, she was performing in a local club, and was asked by the club owner to promote her appearances on Douglas show each day. The reason given was because Cleveland newspapers were in the midst of a labor strike. Douglas said that the station erased the videotapes of Streisands appearance, as most early television programs did, in September 1963, Douglas show was syndicated to four other television markets that had a Westinghouse-owned station, Boston and San Francisco. Less than one year later, the show had expanded to a total of 27 cities, on November 22,1963, Douglas was speaking with Federal Housing Administrator Robert C. Weaver, when station newscaster John Dancy interrupted the live broadcast by walking through the audience in order to give the first reports of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the show soon ended as NBC began its four-day coverage of the tragedy. With NBC moving back to Cleveland and KYW-TV Westinghouse moving to Philly, but it was the only real big moneymaker for Westinghouse at the time, so the Douglas show moved with KYW to eastern Pennsylvania in August.
At first, it was broadcast from a small 140-seat basement studio located in the KYW-TV building at 1619 Walnut Street. It continued to be aired live until the year when Zsa Zsa Gabor called Morey Amsterdam a son of a bitch for interrupting her joke during the April 29,1966 program. After that, the program aired on a tape delay basis. Live broadcasts were attempted only on a few special occasions thereafter, future political consultant and Fox News Channel founder and CEO Roger Ailes served as producer, and Executive Producer. It was while working on the show in 1967 that he met Richard Nixon with whom he had a discussion about television
Eugene Levy, CM is a Canadian actor, producer, director and writer. He is the actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters, Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman. Levy received the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award, Canadas highest honour in the performing arts and he was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 30,2011. Levy was born to a Jewish family in Hamilton and his mother was a housewife and his father was a foreman at an automobile plant. He went to Westdale Secondary School, and attended McMaster University and he was vice-president of the McMaster Film Board, a student film group, where he met moviemaker Ivan Reitman. An alumnus of both the Second City and the comedy series Second City Television, Levy often plays unusual supporting characters with nerdish streaks.
Perhaps his best-known role on SCTV is the dimwitted Earl Camembert, a newsanchor for the SCTV News, lee Bailey, Ernest Borgnine, former Ontario chief coroner Dr. Morton Schulman, Norman Mailer, Neil Sedaka and Howard McNear as Floyd the Barber. Original Levy characterizations on SCTV are comic Bobby Bittman, scandal sheet entrepreneur Dr. Raoul Withers, report on business naïf Brian Johns, 3-D horror auteur Woody Tobias Jr. Though he has been the above the star in only two films and Dangerous and The Man, he has featured prominently in many films. In the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in Splash, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Club Paradise, Stay Tuned, Levy was the creator of Maniac Mansion, a television sitcom based on the LucasArts video game of the same name. He was considered for the role of Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. Levy, along with his son Dan Levy, is co-creator of the popular CBC/PopTV sitcom and he stars in the show alongside his son as head of the Rose family, Johnny Rose. Levys career received a tremendous boost in 1999, when he was cast as the clueless, reprising the role in three film sequels and starring in four straight-to-video sequels made him something of a cult hero.
Levy has been quoted as saying the American Pie series was a turning point in his career. Since working on the first two American Pie movies, Levy has worked with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House, Levy again appeared as his famous character, Noah Levenstein, in the fourth theatrical film in the American Pie series, American Reunion. He is the actor to appear in all eight American Pie films. Levy appeared in the corner of a poster hanging outside the theatre in Springfield in the See Homer Run episode of The Simpsons
The Andy Williams Show
The Andy Williams Show was an American television variety show that ran from 1962 to 1971, and a short-lived run in syndication, beginning in the fall of 1976. It was hosted by crooner Andy Williams, the weekly, year-round series premiered on NBC in 1962, where it ran until 1967, was revived from 1969 through 1971. During the fall of 1963, the show aired two weeks, rather than weekly, alternating with the television version of The Bell Telephone Hour. When the show first started, it was tailored to Williamss pop music stylings aimed for adult viewers, during its five-year run on NBC, The Andy Williams Show drew respectable ratings, although it never made the list of the top thirty programs. For this show, the audience sat on risers which moved around the stage. This show lasted for two years and was cancelled in 1971 as part of a purging of shows that skewed toward older or rural viewers. After the cancellation, Williams continued to produce seasonal specials in lieu of a weekly series, although the show was generally categorized as a musical variety show, it was very popular in part for its wacky comedy skits.
Crazed acrobats The Flying Silverman Brothers would hurtle across the screen, a giant talking bee would offer snide comments and this send-off, which became a catchphrase of the time, was funny due to its contrast with the suave performing demeanor Williams was known for. The bear would turn to the camera, utter some depressed line and this bit was often at the very end of the show. Andy would start to sing his signature song Moon River, but was almost immediately interrupted by the bear, by the time Andy got rid of the bear, there was no time left to finish the song. Five years after his second run at NBC had ended, Williams tried his hand at a half-hour weekly variety show. But it lasted one season
Tony Sandler is a singer and performer. He is known as the Continental half of the Capitol recording singing team Sandler and Young singing duo popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Tony Sandler began performing as a boy with the French Gregorian choir Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Boix, in 1954, he recorded his first hit Song of the Sea while serving with the Belgian Air Force during the Korean War. He attracted international audiences in Austria, Germany and Britain and he starred in four German/Italian films as well as musical productions. Tony Sandler starred and headlined with singing engagements at the Roof Garden of the renowned Café Roma in Alassio on the Italian Riviera leading him to his U. S. debut. On 29 November 1963 Tony Sandler joined the cast of the Casino de Paris revue at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, in this extravaganza Tony Sandler performed side by side with French star Line Renaud and one American entertainer Ralph Young. Tony Sandler and Ralph Young stayed for two seasons committed to the Casino de Paris show, in 1965 Tony Sandler and Ralph Young decided to start a solo act and perform together as a singing team and that was the beginning of a very successful story of Sandler and Young.
The hit duo Sandler & Young performed for two decades as headliners in the showrooms of the major Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos. Guest spots on many national TV shows and millions of records sold, in the mid eighties, Ralph Young wanted to retire from the act to spend more time with his family in Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Tony Sandler, two younger, continued to perform and produce. Tony Sandler is now active, singing American and European repertory. On special occasions and Young reteamed to perform to sellout crowds and their last appearance together was at the 2003 All Stars benefit show Let Freedom Ring in Palm Springs to honor the victims of 9/11. Ralph Young died at his Palm Springs home on 22 August 2008 at the age of 90, several Sandler and Young Albums have recently been released by Butterfly Label. As entertainer and producer Tony brought as a ‘well-known Belgian born’- American, European standards, best of Broadway, Sandler sings Lerner & Loewe en Sandler sings Jacques Brel, The Thrue Sound of Christmas en For the Night of Christmas.
Since 1987 Sandler produced several albums s. a, the Importance of the Rose, Bells of Paradise, and The True Spirit of Christmas. In 1985, for the TV network PBS he hosted two 30 minutes shows filmed on location in Flanders, Portrait of Europe and For The Night of Christmas from Bruges. In the nineties Tony toured solo with his One Man Show, Maurice & Me and with the symphony–pop production My Paris, in those productions Tony portrayed the life and work of legendary Maurice Chevalier. In his project The Great International Songbook Tony Sandler brought his traditional and international repertoire accompanies by big band, quintet, in 2005 Sandler produced a 3 CD Album called Mijn Moederspraak, An Anthology of Flemish Art and Folk Songs