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The Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (producer - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1964) (associate producer - 1 episode, 1967)
Western Union telegrams.
5 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Did You Know?
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.
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" ...
Sullivan, whose somewhat awkward demeanor was often poked fun of and who had a sense of humor himself, became a media icon.
'The Great Stone Face'