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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

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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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Cancelled in 1971 by CBS. The decision was a controversial one, since it was made at the end of the 1970-71 season and did not give Ed Sullivan the opportunity to mount a farewell show after more than 20 years on the air. Sullivan would return for a few specials over the next year, however. See more »

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[Bob Hope has walked in on Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby singing' Road to Morocco']
Bing: What's the problem?
Bob: [pointing at Frank] You're singing our song with him.
Frank: I said I was sorry.
Bob: After all, Dean wouldn't do this to Jerry.
Bing: Bob, I'll tell you what happened. I didn't know you were in town. I heard, or I figured at least, that you'd gone for a ride on the Russian moon.
Frank: [indicating Bob] Ladies and Gentlemen, here's the first man to entertain the troops in Outer Space.
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episode 816 with Carmen Sevilla
10 August 2007 | by mestevez29See all my reviews

(sorry for my bad English) I am interested in find the episode 816 of 1/3/1965. I am Spanish and in this episode was appeared the Spanish singer Carmen Sevilla. Carmen Sevilla born in Sevilla in 1930, she is in the actually a famous showman in the TV of my country. She was appeared in films with Richard Kiley and Charlton Heston and she filmed in 1961 King of kings. She was an important singer of traditional and pop Spanish music at the 50 and 60's decade and she was to Hollywood at the Paramount studies in 1956. I wait your answer and your resolution. This is very important for me trouble this program because is marvellous and a bid entartaimente. Thank you. Best Regards from Spain.

Miguel.


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