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  • Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Celebrating Roberta Peters

    Roberta Peters, who at 20 was catapulted to stardom as a last-minute substitute in Don Giovanni, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, New York. The cause of death was Parkinson’s disease. She was 86. Ms. Peters was one of the most prominent American opera singers, noted for her 35-year run as a soprano with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. In addition to the Met, Peters was heard at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera, the Vienna State Opera,...
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Recognizing Florence Henderson

    Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of the most popular moms in television history in The Brady Bunch, died Thanksgiving night at the age of 82. Her unexpected death was attributed to heart failure. Before she became known as “America’s Mom” on The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson was an established Broadway star and a frequent presence on television. She was one of the Today show’s “Today girls,” reading the news and weather and occasionally...
  • 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 saleswoman and sex appeal that made her Ed Sullivan's go to gal for pitching live commercials. Meade's advertisements became so memorable that she became synonymous with Ed Sullivan's biggest sponsors,...
  • 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 decided to go by the stage name “Cilla Black” when a Liverpool publication erroneously misprinted her name. Black started from humble beginnings, working as a cloakroom girl at the famous Cavern Club...
  • 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 “Stiller and Meara.” The husband and wife comedy performers became regulars on...
  • 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 B.B. King. While his career accolades were highlighted by a slew of awards, including a lifetime achievement award and 15 Grammy wins, King’s influence travels well beyond the hardware....
  • 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 Party” raced to No. 1 on the charts, was nominated for a Grammy and sold more than 1 million copies. Over the next two years, while still in high school, Gore released a string of so called bubble-gum...
  • 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. Joe Cocker appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on April 27th 1969. That night, backed by his "Grease Band," he sang a...
  • Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday DVD Deals 2014

    This Black Friday & Cyber Monday EdSullivan.com will be offering a FREE Ed Sullivan Show t-shirt with any purchase over $50 and also a FREE The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles DVD with any purchase over $100. This deal is good for any purchase made on 11/28/14 or 12/01/14.  The best part is that you do not need to enter any coupon...