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The Ed Sullivan Show 

Toast of the Town (original title)
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Ed Sullivan ...  Himself - Host / ... 1,055 episodes, 1948-1971
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Storyline

Ed Sullivan's show was straight out of old vaudeville; brief acts of every description, from slapstick comedy to operatic arias. At least once, he showed a film, the only known film of Anna Pavlova (doing her Swan Dance). The Muppets' first TV appearance was on Ed Sullivan. Stiff and expressionless, with a peculiar voice and a talent for mispronunciation, Sullivan was at least as recognizable as Cronkite to early 60's viewers. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1948 (USA) See more »

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The Ed Sullivan Show See more »

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CBS,Sullivan Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color (1965-1971)| Black and White (1948-1965)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley made three appearances on the show: The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #9.51 (1956), The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #10.6 (1956), The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #10.16 (1957). However, for the last one, he was shot from the waist up to hide his swiveling hips. See more »

Quotes

[Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby are singing "Road to Morocco", when Frank spots Bob Hope walking down the stairs at the back of the stage]
Frank: Run for the hills.
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Classic but strange show
13 April 2018 | by rixterSee all my reviews

One of the most popular shows of that era. You would never see a show like it on television today. Except, now you can watch the original by tuning to the Decades network. If you do be prepared to watch something almost surreal. Opera singers, ballet dancers, stand up comedians, vaudeville acts, mimes, circus acts, ventriloquists, the best rock and pop acts of the day(The Beatles!) and of course weird acts like Senor Wences, and the guy with the spinning dinner plates. Want to feel nostalgic, amused, and beguiled? Check it out.


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