During the 50s and 60s, American households looked forward to Sunday nights when they got to watch the Ed Sullivan Show. For more than two decades, television’s leading variety show featured the biggest names in show biz, including the world of sports, rock and roll, vaudeville, and comedy. The show paved the way for many up and coming stars, serving as a golden ticket to fame and success.
The Ed Sullivan Show never failed to reach high ratings, and it will forever be remembered as one of the greatest shows in the history of American television. From 1948 to 1971, Ed Sullivan brought the entertainment to the masses. And now, nearly fifty 50 later, it’s time to go down memory lane and look back on not just the show, its memorable guests and moments, but at unknown facts about Ed Sullivan himself.
Let’s begin, shall we?