The 1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 24, 1957. Ed, being a former sportswriter, would always have sports figures on his show. Wilt Chamberlain is seen in his college uniform. Chet Forte went on to be the director of Monday Night Football and Baseball for ABC. Frank Howard would go on to a successful baseball career, Hot Rod Hundley would become a longtime play-by-play announcer in the NBA. Elgin Baylor would become, along with Wilt, one of the all time greats in the NBA. Ed mispronounces a few names along the way.
Wilford Brimley was a great character actor in film and television. He passed away at 85 this weekend. He specialized in playing authority figures who got your attention. Here’s a classic scene from “Seinfeld” where he played the postal inspector convincing Kramer not to cancel his mail.