• Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

    Red Skelton on The Ed Sullivan Show

    The son of a circus clown and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was born Richard Bernard on July 18, 1913 in Vincennes, Indiana. He was introduced to show business at the age of 7 at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15. At age 17, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, a theatre usher who became his vaudeville partner and later his chief writer and manager.
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show – Emmys Tribute

    Last night, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. This year, the annual award show not only paid tribute to those making television today, but to the 50th anniversary of two momentous events in television history. Namely, the TV coverage surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination and The Beatles’ US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Six-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle (“House of...
  • Friday, July 19th, 2013

    Milton Berle on The Ed Sullivan Show

      Milton Berle, whose career as a comedian spanned vaudeville, radio, television, and film, was born Mendel Berlinger on July 12, 1908 in New York City. He started his career at...
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

    Paul McCartney’s 71st Birthday

    What better time to celebrate the career highlights of Paul McCartney than today?  Today marks Paul McCartney’s 71st birthday! It seems like just yesterday that the
  • Friday, January 25th, 2013

    B.J. Thomas on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Before achieving success in the late 60’s and 70’s on the pop/rock and country charts, B.J. Thomas started out singing in church during his youth. In the early 1960’s, Thomas joined the...