Ed Sullivan (I) (1901–1974)


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The beloved Impresario of TV variety from 1948 to 1971, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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. On the new medium of TV, however, he became a pioneer master of ceremonies and... See full bio »

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The Ed Sullivan Show (S14, Ep7)
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Bye Bye Birdie Ed Sullivan
(1963)
Mr. Broadway Ed Sullivan
(1933)
(1938)
The Phynx Ed Sullivan
(1970)

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 2006 Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (Video documentary) (producer - archive footage)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 1,068 episodes, 1948 - 1971) (producer - 6 episodes, 1953 - 1964) (associate producer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Special Memorial Day Edition (1971) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #24.23 (1971) ... (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Dr. Sullivan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Sylvia Weinstein  (her death)  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

She's given the world so much darn enjoyment, Lucille Ball is the best loved star in show business. 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, he was watching from his hospital room when guest host Charles Laughton introduced Presley in New York, followed by Presley's ... See more »

Trademark:

Nasal voice and stiff posture, both of which he encouraged comedians on his show to imitate See more »

Nickname:

'The Great Stone Face'

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