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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The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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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Other Works:

Trailer: Appeared/narrated trailer for Guys and Dolls (1955). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 9 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:

I've tried every way I know to smile into a camera, but I can't do it. See more »

Trivia:

Legit singer Roberta Peters appeared on Sullivan's show more than anyone else
  • a record 67 times.


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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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