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The beloved Impresario of TV variety from 1948 to 1971, Ed Sullivan originally made his name as a newspaper sportswriter, radio broadcaster and theater columnist for the New York Daily News.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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Bye Bye Birdie Ed Sullivan
(1963)
Mr. Broadway Ed Sullivan
(1933)
(1948-1971)
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 - 5 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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Stage: Produced "Crazy With the Heat" on Broaway. Musical revue (updated/restaged version). Music / lyrics by Irvin Graham. Additional music by Rudi Revil. Material by Sam E. Werris, Arthur Sheekman, Mack Davis, Max Liebman and Don Herold. Additional dialogue by Arthur Stander and Sydney Zelinka. New sketches by Lew Brown (also ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

The Ed Sullivan Show

Alternate Names:

Dr. Sullivan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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She's given the world so much darn enjoyment, Lucille Ball is the best loved star in show business. See more »

Trivia:

A gentle, compassionate showman, there was still another side to Sullivan. He could be very quick to take offense if he felt that he had been crossed or betrayed and could hold a grudge for a long time. Comedian Jackie Mason and the rock group The Doors were two cases in point who got on Ed's bad side. In the case of The Doors, Jim Morrison agreed to change what Sullivan considered inappropriate ... See more »

Nickname:

'The Great Stone Face'

Star Sign:

Libra

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