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The Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (producer - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1964)
Crazy With the Heat. Musical revue (updated/restaged version). Music by Irvin Graham. Additional music by Rudi Revil. Material by Sam E. Werris, Arthur Sheekman
, Mack Davis, Max Liebman
and Don Herold. Lyrics by Irvin Graham. Additional dialogue by Arthur Stander and Sydney Zelinka
. New sketches by Lew Brown. Music arranged and...
5 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Did You Know?
I am the best damned showman in television.
In 1961, CBS asked him to fill in for an ailing Red Skelton
on The Red Skelton Hour
(1951). Sullivan, like Skelton, was a very large man and was able to wear Skelton's costumes. Rather than simply being a host, Sullivan donned the costumes and makeup and successfully performed Skelton's characters in the written comedy sketches, including one character renamed "Freddie the Freeloader.".
On camera, very nervous, never made eye contact, spoke barely above a whisper.
'The Great Stone Face'