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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The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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 Play: 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... 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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Tonight, we have a real big show... See more »

Trivia:

Although Elvis Presley made his debut on Sullivan's show on September 9, 1956, Sullivan was not actually the host that evening. Less than a week earlier, Sullivan was involved in a near-fatal auto accident that knocked out all his teeth and broke his ribs. Nonetheless, Sullivan was watching from his hospital room when guest host Charles Laughton introduced Presley in New York, followed by ... See more »

Trademark:

On camera, very nervous, never made eye contact, spoke barely above a whisper.

Nickname:

'The Great Stone Face'

Star Sign:

Libra

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