Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

Birthplace: 
Harlem, New York City, New York
Birthday: 
September 28
Date of passing: 
October 13, 1974

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About

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.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

No Nominations No Emmys 2 Honors

Hall of Fame - 1985

  • Winner
  • Ed Sullivan, as Honoree

Hall of Fame - 1984

  • Winner
  • Ed Sullivan, as Honoree

Photos

  • This bronze statue of iconic television variety show host Ed Sullivan is one of several works of art on display at Television Academy Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood, California.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • The Beatles (John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney) and Ed Sullivan
    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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