Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan
1901 - 1974

Ed Sullivan  American TV Personality


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Ed Sullivan was previously married to Sylvia Weinstein.

Ed Sullivan was in a relationship with Sybil Bauer.


American TV Personality Ed Sullivan was born Edward Vincent Sullivan on 28th September, 1901 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 13th Oct 1974 Manhattan, New York City, USA (Lenox Hill Hospital) aged 73. He is most remembered for 23 years hosting 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (1948-1971). His zodiac sign is Libra.

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First Name Ed
Middle Name Vincent
Last Name Sullivan
Full Name at Birth Edward Vincent Sullivan
Alternative Name 'The Great Stone Face', Edward Sullivan, Ed Sullivan's Star (Hollywood Walk of Fame), 'The Ed Sullivan Show', 'The Ed Sullivan Theater', 'Master of Variety'
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th September, 1901
Birthplace Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died 13th October, 1974
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, USA (Lenox Hill Hospital)
Cause of Death Esophageal Cancer
Buried Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York
Height 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature A gifted athlete (sprinter) in high school, earning 12 athletic letters at Port Chester High School..., Sullivan paid out of his own pocket for the funeral of dancer Bill Robinson ("Bojangles"), who died penniless. It was one of the many acts of quiet personal generosity which Sullivan was known for among his friends..., Columnist Harriet Van Horne wrote of Sullivan, "He got where he is not by having a personality, but by having no personality"..., Slicked back hair..., One of the biggest hosts in TV history, a talent hunter and starmaker, and sometimes controversial..., His mannerisms on camera were awkward, he usual showed a unusual stiffness, raised shoulders, and nasal tenor phrasing but this would become his trademark image..., “Ed Sullivan can’t sing, can’t dance and can’t tell a joke, but he does it better than anyone else" - Alan King..., On-camera persona was that of a stone-faced, humorless emcee., Heartbroken by the sudden cancellation of his show and crushed by Sylvia’s death the year before, Ed Sullivan died on October 13, 1974 at the age of 73..., His off-screen life was full of glamour and he had personal satisfaction in being famous and being around the famous..., Twin brother Daniel was a sickly child who lived only a few months. Ed, on the other hand, was a strong boy who loved all sports..., Sullivan and his wife were always “on the town,” eating out five nights a week at some of the trendiest clubs and restaurants..., In 1968 Ed received one of his greatest honors - the theater from where he broadcast his show was re-named The Ed Sullivan Theater..., With an uncanny ability to spot top-notch talent, Sullivan presided over many “firsts” on American television..., What Ed Sullivan will be remembered for is how he bucked the system and embraced African-American performers giving them their first television breaks. He supported talent with a passion, regardless of race...
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Port Chester High School
Occupation Text Television host, reporter, newspaper columnist, impresario
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame 23 years hosting 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (1948-1971)
Music Genre (Text) TV Variety Show host, Television & Radio Host, Broadway Showbiz Columnist, Newspaper Sports Writer & Editor, Music Act Impresario, Emceeing
Year(s) Active 1932–1973, 1932–1974
Record Label The Port Chester Daily Item (newspaper), The Hartford Post (newspaper), The New York Evening Mail (newspaper), The Associated Press (newspaper), The Philadelphia Bulletin (newspaper), The Morning World (newspaper), The Morning Telegraph (newspaper), The New York Bulletin (newspaper), The Leader (newspaper), The Evening Graphic (newspaper), The New York Daily News (newspaper)
Associated Acts CBS
Favorite People Bill Robinson (dancer), Louis Armstrong
Favorite Places Stork Club Club, Manhattan, New York, Danny’s Hideaway, New York, Jimmy Kelly’s, New York

Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, impresario, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, eventually, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record as the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. "It was, by almost any measure, the last great TV show," said television critic David Hinckley. "It's one of our fondest, dearest pop culture memories."

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The Phynx1970Ed SullivanMovie
The Kraft Music Hall1967Ed Sullivan impersonatorTV Show
The Last of the Secret Agents?1966Ed Sullivan (uncredited)Movie
The Singing Nun1966Ed SullivanMovie
The Dean Martin Show1965TV Show
The Patsy1964Ed Sullivan (uncredited)Movie
Bye Bye Birdie1963Ed SullivanMovie
Pocketful of Miracles1961Trailer Narrator (uncredited)Movie
The Ballad of Louie the Louse1959Special BitTV Movie
Senior Prom1958Ed Sullivan - Newspaper ColumnistMovie
The Phil Silvers Show1955Ed SullivanTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Bus Driver Ralph Kramden, Ed SullivanTV Show
The Jack Benny Program1950Gentleman Jim Sullivan, SelfTV Show
Big Town Czar1939Narrator, Newspaper ColumnistMovie
Mr. Broadway1933Ed SullivanMovie
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wjerryzwjerryzApr 16, 2018

If you were invited to the Ed Sullivan show you were in. He gave so many an opportunity to get started. Fine man

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