Knowledge Identifier: +Ed_Sullivan
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1901.
Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (9%), Europe (8%)
Linked to: Motown, Communist Party, MTV
Jack Benny - In 1932, after a four-week nightclub run, he was invited onto Ed Sullivan's radio program, uttering his first radio spiel "This is Jack Benny talking
Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record for long-running variety show in US broadcast history
Victor Borge - Borge appeared on "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan several times during 1948
Jerry Lewis - Martin & Lewis made many appearances on early live television, their first on the June 20, 1948 debut broadcast of "Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan on the CBS TV Network
Dean Martin - The team made its TV debut on the very first broadcast of CBS-TV network's "Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein appearing on this same inaugural telecast of June 20, 1948
Zero Mostel - Zero appears in the May 11, 1949 Toast of the Town broadcast hosted by Ed Sullivan, doing a hilarious and crazy routine as only he could
Harold Lloyd - He appeared as himself on several television shows during his retirement, first on Ed Sullivan's variety show "Toast of the Town" June 5, 1949 and again on July 6, 1958
Perry Como - On September 8, 1949, it became a weekly half-hour offering on Sunday nights, directly opposite Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town"
Patricia Morison - Among these were a production of "Rio Rita" on "Robert Montgomery Presents" and a segment from "The King and I" on a 1955 broadcast of "The Toast of the Town" starring Ed Sullivan
Alan Dale (singer) - At the end of the 1950s, Dale found television hosts such as Ed Sullivan were refusing to have him on their shows, causing his career to go into decline
Nelson Eddy - On November 30, 1952, Eddy was Ed Sullivan's guest on "Toast of the Town"
Enzo Stuarti - Toward the end of 1954, he took the name "Enzo Stuarti" at the suggestion of Ed Sullivan, who thought he should have a more Italian-sounding name
Steve Allen - In 1956, NBC offered Allen a new, prime-time, Sunday night variety hour, "The Steve Allen Show", aimed at dethroning CBS's top-rated "The Ed Sullivan Show"
Hal Holbrook - Ed Sullivan saw him and gave Holbrook his first national exposure on his February 12, 1956, show
George Carlin - In the 1960s, Carlin began appearing on television variety shows, notably "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Tonight Show"
In 1963, Bob Dylan was set to appear on the show, but network censors rejected the song he wanted to perform, "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues", as potentially libelous to the John Birch Society
In 1964, he achieved that with the first live American appearance of The Beatles, on February 9, 1964, the most-watched program in TV history to that point and still one of the most-watched programs of all time
This Boy - The Beatles performed it live on 16 February 1964 for their second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
On January 15, 1967 The Rolling Stones were told to change the chorus of "Let's Spend the Night Together" to "Let's spend "some time" together"
Joe Cocker - Throughout 1969 he was featured on variety TV shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "This Is Tom Jones"
In a 1990 press conference Paul McCartney recalled meeting Sullivan again in the early 1970s
David Letterman - The new show debuted on August 30, 1993 and was taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater, where Ed Sullivan taped his eponymous variety series from 1948 to 1971
John Byner - In 2007, he appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman's" "Impressionist Week 2", in a fitting situation similar to his earlier appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
In an interview with Howard Stern around 2012, Joan Rivers said that Sullivan had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease toward the end of his life
Itzhak Perlman - On 2 November 2018, Perlman reprised the 60th anniversary of his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert