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The Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes, 1959 - 1967) (producer - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1964)
5 Print Biographies |
10 Portrayals |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Did You Know?
Tonight, we have a real big show...
In 1967 controversy arose on The Ed Sullivan Show
(1948) with the use of the word "higher" in The Doors
' performance of "Light My Fire". The next year The Association
performed their 1966 hit, "Along Comes Mary" on the show with its reference to marijuana: "Now my empty cup is sweet as the punch". That got past the censors, practically unnoticed.
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'