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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The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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)
- Episode #21.2 (1967) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #20.29 (1967) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #20.11 (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #19.39 (1966) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #19.32 (1966) ... (executive producer)
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Stage: Produced "Crazy With the Heat" on Broaway. Musical revue (updated/restaged version). Music / lyrics by Irvin Graham. Additional music by Rudi Revil. Material by Sam E. Werris, Arthur Sheekman, Mack Davis, Max Liebman and Don Herold. Additional dialogue by Arthur Stander and Sydney Zelinka. New sketches by Lew Brown (also ... See more »

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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:

Tonight, we have a real big show... See more »

Trivia:

From the moment that Elvis Presley hit #1 on the charts in 1956, Sullivan insisted that his act was vulgar, distasteful and that he would never stoop to displaying that kind of entertainment on his show. However, when Steve Allen booked Elvis on his show in July, it turned out to be a ratings blockbuster. The very next day, despite everything he had previously said, Sullivan booked Elvis, who ... 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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