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The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie, which ran only one season and was eventually replaced by other shows.

In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

Series Cast

  1. Ed Sullivan as Self - Host

    Ed Sullivan

    Self - Host

    1068 Episodes

  2. Art Hannes

    Self - Announcer

    701 Episodes

  3. Ralph Paul

    Self - Announcer

    356 Episodes

  4. Roberta Peters


    27 Episodes

  5. Victor Borge as Self

    Victor Borge


    24 Episodes

  6. Teresa Brewer as Self, Self - Singer, and Self - Vocalist

    Teresa Brewer

    Self, Self - Singer, Self - Vocalist

    22 Episodes

  7. Frank Shuster as Comedian, Self - Comedian, Self, and Self - Guest Host

    Frank Shuster

    Comedian, Self - Comedian, Self, Self - Guest Host

    22 Episodes

  8. Alan King as Self - Comedian, Self, and Self - Singer

    Alan King

    Self - Comedian, Self, Self - Singer

    22 Episodes

  9. Pearl Bailey as Self and Self - Singer

    Pearl Bailey

    Self, Self - Singer

    19 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 24

1970 • 26 Episodes

Season 24 of The Ed Sullivan Show premiered on September 20, 1970.

Special Memorial Day Edition

(24x26, May 30, 1971) Season Finale

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The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show


Status Ended


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Type News

Original Language English


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