Ed Sullivan

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Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ed Sullivan

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: September 28, 1901
Date of Passing: October 13, 1974
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York
Obituary: New York Times

Ed Sullivan was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and longtime 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.

Ed Sullivan was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and longtime 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.

Ed Sullivan was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1985
  • Winner
  • Ed Sullivan, as Honoree

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