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The beloved graven image of TV variety from 1948 to 1971 on CBS, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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

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

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

Trivia:

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. 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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