Edward Vincent Sullivan is an American television personality, executive director, sports and entertainment reporter, and columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. Essentially, he is remembered as the creator and host of the later famous - and ultimately, officially renamed - The Ed Sullivan Show TV variety show The Toast of the Town. Aired for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set the record for the longest-running variety show in broadcasting history in the United States. TV critic David Hinckley said, “Obviously this was the last big TV show. "It was one of our cherished and cherished memories in popular culture." Sullivan was a pioneer in broadcasting on several levels throughout her childhood. As television critic David Bianculli wrote, “Before MTV, Sullivan performed rock repertoire. Before Bravo, it had theater and jazz, classical
|Born||Edward Vincent Sullivan, September 28, 1901, Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Died||October 13, 1974, Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Resting place||Ferncliff Cemetery|
|Occupation||Television host, reporter, newspaper columnist|
|Children||Elizabeth ‘Betty' Sullivan Precht|
Legendary host of the TV variety show The Toast of the Town, also known as The Ed Sullivan Show, from 1955 to 1971.
Before going into television, he had a brief fighting career.
Originally, he worked as a sportswriter, however, he went on to have his own variety show featuring many prominent celebrities.
On April 28, 1930, he married Sylvia Weinstein, with whom he had one child.
Johnny Carson, a fellow TV personality, did impersonations of him.
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