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  • Thursday, January 7th, 2021

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ed Sullivan

    Happy New Year from The Ed Sullivan Show! To start off the new year we wanted to do a deep dive into the man himself, Mr. Edward Vincent Sullivan also known as TV’s “King Of Variety” for 23 years! He was a straight-faced, awkward man who brought more sparkle and talent to television than perhaps anyone else. We hope you get to know Ed a little better, and...
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2020

    Top 10 Most Viewed Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Videos In 2020

    For 23 years from 1948 to 1971, families gathered in front of their TV sets at 8 PM every Sunday to watch The Ed Sullivan Show. With its impressive high ratings, a booking on the variety show was a golden opportunity for any performer to boost their career and hopefully become a household name across the country. To wrap up 2020, we decided to compile the top 10 most viewed videos on our rapidly growing
  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    Happy Holidays from The Ed Sullivan Show!

    Ed Sullivan enjoyed the holidays because it was always a wonderful opportunity to showcase so many ways to celebrate the season, and this year we premiere a music- and laughter-filled holiday playlist. Classics include “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry, “Jingle Bells” by Paul Anka, and more. Festive fun lights up things with “Mrs. Claus Interview” by...
  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

    Elvis Presley on YouTube

    For the past three months, we have been celebrating Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel. Twelve iconic Elvis performances are now available to view in HD including "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Peace In The Valley." Watch them all on our channel here!
  • Monday, May 11th, 2020

    Remembering Jerry Stiller

    Jerry Stiller, legendary comedian and actor, passed away on Monday morning. He was 92 years old. Stiller and Meara were a husband-and-wife comedy team made up of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. The couple were Ed Sullivan Show regulars, appearing over 30 times alongside musical guests such as The Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. They would become fan favorites and gain notoriety nationwide for...
  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    Timothée Chalamet to Play Bob Dylan

    “Ford v Ferrari” and “Walk the Line” director James Mangold will direct Timothée Chalamet as the young Bob Dylan in an upcoming film. The movie will focus on the period in Dylan’s life when he traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric guitar and completely...
  • Friday, November 8th, 2019

    Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95

    We’re sad to say that our dear friend Maria Perego, creator of Topo Gigio, passed away yesterday morning in her beautiful home in Milan. The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon on The Ed Sullivan Show. Topo Gigio was a regular from his first appearance in 1962 to the end of the show’s run in 1971. Topo went on to appear in magazines, cartoons, albums, and even his own full length motion picture. To this day the...
  • Monday, October 7th, 2019

    Celebrating Rip Taylor

    Rip Taylor, the confetti-tossing actor and comedian, died Sunday.Here is Rip Taylor on The Ed Sullivan Show. February 2, 1964.
  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

    Willful Shadows – Book About Sonny James

    "Willful Shadows tells the story of Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen, written by one of The Southern Gentlemen himself, Gary Robble. During their time with Sonny James they were voted 1969’s Country Music Artist of the Year, were the first to record a live album in the Houston Astrodome, appear on The Ed Sullivan Show 4 times, and be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.