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Edward Vincent Sullivan
New York, NY
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TV host; writer
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Ed Sullivan Fast Facts:
New York Daily News
column titled "Little Old New York," which competed with Walter Winchell's column in the
New York Mirror
; their rivalry was personal as well as professional.
Hosted a CBS radio show in the early 1930s, on which Jack Benny made his national radio debut in 1932.
Was visited by guests Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II on the first episode of
Toast of the Town
(June 20, 1948).
Is the namesake of the theater from which his show originated; the Ed Sullivan theater is now home to
The Late Show With David Letterman
star Ezio Pinza to show up on his doorstep on Valentine's Day to serenade Sullivan's wife, Sylvia, with "Some Enchanted Evening."
High-profile guests on the
Ed Sullivan Show
included the Beatles, who earned a total of $15,000 for their three 1964 appearances on the program.
Welcomed the comedy team of Wayne and Shuster to the
Ed Sullivan Show
58 times; the duo hold the record for most appearances on the program.
Was the subject of a 2009 book,
Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!,
which chronicles the run of the
Ed Sullivan Show.
Ed Sullivan Relationships:
Sylvia Weinstein - Wife (deceased)
Betty Sullivan Precht - Daughter
Ed Sullivan Awards:
1959 Golden Globe: Television Achievement - Winner
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