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Ed Sullivan (I) (1901–1974)


The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News. His column focused primarily on Broadway shows and juicy items about its stars. Hired in 1932 by the CBS network as a rival of radio commentator ... See full bio »

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 2006 Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (Video documentary) (producer - archive footage)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (producer - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1964) (associate producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #21.2 (1967) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #21.1 (1967) ... (associate producer)
- Episode #20.29 (1967) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #20.11 (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #19.39 (1966) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Print ads: Western Union telegrams. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Sullivan

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

In the conduct of my own show, I've never asked a performer his religion, his race or his politics. Performers are engaged on the basis of their abilities. See more »

Trivia:

One of the songs in the rave Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" was a choral, evangelical song sung by the McAfee family, who have just found out they are going to appear on Ed's show. On June 12, 1960, the cast of "Bye Bye Birdie," fronted by patriarch Paul Lynde, appeared on Sullivan's 12th anniversary program to perform the complete song, with dialog, that led up to "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" ... See more »

Trademark:

Sullivan, whose somewhat awkward demeanor was often poked fun of and who had a sense of humor himself, became a media icon.

Nickname:

'The Great Stone Face'

Star Sign:

Libra

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