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11 June 2010

Ray Charles On NBC Follies (1973)

The Chevalier act, with Mickey Rooney, Sammy Davis Jr,
Elke Sommer and Jack Carter.
NBC Follies was a Thursday-night variety hour, aired by NBC, hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. Mickey Rooney was featured in most of the shows.
On 6 December 1973 Ray Charles guested, and so did Jack Carter and Elke Sommer.
Mickey Rooney, Jack
Carter (?), Elke Sommer (?), 
Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles.
The Times Daily was more specific about the contents: the show had a Mickey Rooney production number, Elke Sommer in a Dietrich-act, Sammy Davis, Jr. as the Mad Monk Rasputin and in a Chevalier tribute (to which Ray contributed - dancing!), "and you haven't lived until you've seen Ray Charles doing Louise". He also performed Look What They Have Done To My Song, Ma (source).
Archival Television Audio (ID #4089) has shelved the footage.

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