Ed Sullivan


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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John Moffitt on The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
Mary Lynn Gottfried on Ed Sullivan interacting with guests
Joan Rivers on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on determining the order of acts on The Ed Sullivan Show
Jerry Lewis on appearing on Ed Sullivan's first show
Bob Newhart on first appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show
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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on her thoughts on people with whom she's worked - Ed Sullivan

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on Ed Sullivan panicking when Steve Allen booked Elvis

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on how the William Morris Agency dealt with the emergence of Rock and Roll music and booking those acts on television

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on his relationship with Ed Sullivan and the encouragement he gave
Shelley Berman on Ed Sullivan off-stage and his style
Shelley Berman on why The Ed Sullivan Show  was so successful

Dann Cahn

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Dann Cahn on doing a movie with Ed Sullivan

Vince Calandra

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Vince Calandra on the Beatles' historic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan taking a liking to him and going out to eat together
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's use of cue cards on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's use of a teleprompter and cue cards on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's son-in-law Bob Precht taking over production of The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan selecting talent for The Ed Sullivan Show; on Sullivan's skill set and learning from him 
Vince Calandra on getting African-American talent on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on a typical work week and dress rehearsal on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on determining the order of acts on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on the reason Ed Sullivan continued to bring old Vaudevillian acts on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan and Jimmy Durante doing performances for soldiers returning from war
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and putting African-Americans on television
Vince Calandra on how his relationship with Ed Sullivan changed when he became talent coordinator for The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on how he booked the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964
Vince Calandra on the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein not being pleased with a couple things the day of the Beatles' historic first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show (February 9, 1964)
Vince Calandra on Jackie Mason giving Ed Sullivan "the finger" on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Victor the Bear on The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's duet with Peter O'Toole
Vince Calandra on a rehearsal with comic Jackie Leonard for The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on the cancellation of The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on the cancellation of The Ed Sullivan Show
Vince Calandra on the naming of the Ed Sullivan theater and Sullivan's emotional side; on Mrs. Sullivan
Vince Calandra on Ed Sullivan's routine after a Sunday show and Sullivan's poor business sense
Vince Calandra on his mentors
Vince Calandra on a photo of Ed Sullivan and staff on The Ed Sullivan Show

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on appearing as a stand-up comic on The Ed Sullivan Show

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show  with Gower Champion and touring the Soviet Union with Ed Sullivan

Roy Clark

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Roy Clark on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, and on performing with Sullivan

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on early television variety shows
Michael Dann on Ed Sullivan

Phyllis Diller

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Phyllis Diller on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show; on Ed Sullivan

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on his appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (airdate: May 26, 1968)

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on various people she's worked with in her career: Ed Sullivan

Mary Lynn Gottfried

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Mary Lynn Gottfried on Ed Sullivan
Mary Lynn Gottfried on how director Tim Kiley worked with Ed Sullivan 
Mary Lynn Gottfried on Ed Sullivan interacting with guests
Mary Lynn Gottfried on Ed Sullivan interacting with guests

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on The Jack Paar Program showing footage of The Beatles from England a few weeks before they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on singing in the off-camera chorus on The Ed Sullivan Show

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on performing on The Ed Sullivan Show
Eartha Kitt on working with Ed Sullivan and working without a manager

Sid Krofft

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Sid Krofft on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on appearing on Ed Sullivan's first show

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on columnist Earl Wilson and on Ed Sullivan

Kent McCray

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Kent McCray on various tasks he undertook at NBC, and on working with Ralph Edwards, Red Skelton, and Ed Sullivan

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on Ed Sullivan and his problems with Steve Allen, and forming a New York branch of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Anne Meara

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on Ed Sullivan
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on Ed Sullivan mispronouncing Anne Meara's name

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
John Moffitt on Ed Sullivan
John Moffitt on Ed Sullivan selecting acts for The Ed Sullivan Show
John Moffitt on how The Ed Sullivan Show reflected the Civil Rights Movement
John Moffitt on The Ed Sullivan Show going off the air
John Moffitt on a picture of Milton Berle and Ed Sullivan
John Moffitt on a picture of him with Ed Sullivan
John Moffitt on a picture of Ed Sullivan with a Beatles' wig
John Moffitt on promotional photos of Ed Sullivan

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on adapting James Agee's novel "A Death in the Family" to the Pulitzer Prize wining play "All the Way Home," and the show being saved by a plug from Ed Sullivan

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on first appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show

Della Reese

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Della Reese on making her television debut on The Soupy Sales Show, and on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on Ed Sullivan and David Susskind wanting The Television Academy to be solely a New York operation

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show

Caroll Spinney

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Caroll Spinney on seeing Jim Henson on The Ed Sullivan Show

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on Ed Sullivan
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on Ed Sullivan mispronouncing Anne Meara's name

George Sunga

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George Sunga on acting as Production Manager for Ed Sullivan's various trips to Los Angeles to do The Ed Sullivan Show and the transition to color

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on one of his favorite entertainers, Ed Sullivan, and working with Sullivan's son-in-law, Robert Precht

June Taylor

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June Taylor on getting the June Taylor Dancers booked on Toast of the Town (later The Ed Sullivan Show)
June Taylor on working with Ed Sullivan on Toast of the Town (later The Ed Sullivan Show)

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting The Ed Sullivan Show

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