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Ed Sullivan

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Ed Sullivan Biography piece

 

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Topo Gigio on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

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The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Performed Live On The Ed Sullivan Show 2/9/64

 

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The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

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Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline" on The Ed Sullivan Show

Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan was an American television personality, 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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  • Sullivan, the starmaker 

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  • Later years and death