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  • Thursday, May 19th, 2016

    Honoring Julia Meade

    Julia Meade, the iconic pitchwoman for The Ed Sullivan Show, passed away in her Manhattan home at the age of 90. Meade's charming, effervescent personality made her a fixture on The Ed Sullivan Show. She was the perfect blend of...
  • Thursday, August 6th, 2015

    Commemorating Cilla Black

    Cilla Black was a multi-talented singer, actress, and TV host with a career that spanned over 50 years. Born as Priscilla Maria Veronica White, she...
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    R.I.P. Anne Meara (1954-2015)

      We are deeply saddened by the loss of comedian and actress Anne Meara. With husband and partner, Jerry Stiller, the two made up the comedy duo of “
  • Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

    Remembering B.B. King

    We are deeply saddened at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment to have learned of the passing of legendary Blues musician
  • Friday, February 20th, 2015

    Celebrating Lesley Gore

    The Ed Sullivan and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by singer Lesley Gore’s passing.  Born Lesley Sue Goldstein on May 2nd 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, Lesley got her start at only 16 years old, after being discovered by producer Quincy Jones in 1963. Gore recorded her first hit “It’s My Party” soon after signing with Mercury Records, where Jones was an A&R man. The song immediately became a success and overnight Lesley Gore turned into a star.  “It’s My...
  • Monday, December 22nd, 2014

    Honoring Joe Cocker

    The Ed Sullivan Show was very saddened to learn of the passing of legendary singer Joe Cocker. From an early age, Joe was inspired by American rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles and Chuck Berry.
  • Thursday, November 20th, 2014

    Celebrating the Activism of Harry Belafonte

    On November 8th The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that issues the Oscars, honored the legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte for his life-long devotion to humanitarian activism. Belafonte is an American treasure, whose career made him among the first crossover African-American stars while simultaneously being one of show-business’ most...
  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    Remembering the Life of Ed Sullivan

    Forty years ago today, Ed Sullivan, who hosted the show that bore his name for over two decades, passed away from esophageal cancer. Ed Sullivan, born a New Yorker in 1901, was for many years part of an elite circle of Broadway columnists who was read by insiders and outsiders alike. In this capacity he made connections with some of the top names in show business. Having already broadcasted on radio, this put Sullivan in a good position to move into the new medium of television. He...