A week after Jerry Stiller died in May, “The Ed Sullivan Show” YouTube channel uploaded several performances by Stiller and his wife, comedy partner and fellow Brooklyn native, Anne Meara, which appeared on the TV variety series in the 1960s and early ’70s. This release allowed fans to experience anew the couple’s onscreen chemistry, whether they were playing fictionalized versions of themselves or a reporter and a woman on the street.
Until recently, anyone searching for footage from “The Ed Sullivan Show,” which was must-see TV in the ’50s and ’60s, had to settle for low-resolution bootlegs or abbreviated clips. Thanks to a deal last month with Universal Music Enterprises, SOFA Entertainment, which runs the Ed Sullivan website and the show’s YouTube channel, now has access to the entirety of the show’s archives and has begun posting performances daily.
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