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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The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Filmography

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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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Show Show Self (56 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1930's-40's). Active on Broadway in the following productions: 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:

I am the best damned showman in television. See more »

Trivia:

Ed Sullivan, who played himself in "Bye Bye Birdie"(1963), would later reprise the "One Last Kiss" segment "for real" on his weekly variety show.During Dec. 1966 Gary Lewis with his band The Playboys performed the song, on The Ed Sullivan Show, shortly before Gary's actual induction into the US Army. 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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