Ed Sullivan

1901 - 1974

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Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, impresario, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, in 1955, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record as the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Sullivan has received more than 2,266,736 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ed Sullivan is the 15th most popular presenter (down from 12th in 2019), the 3,042nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,644th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Presenter.

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  • 40

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  • 2.25

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  • 4.99

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Among presenters, Ed Sullivan ranks 15 out of 109Before him are Alex Jones, David Letterman, Bear Grylls, Anna Moffo, Christine Chubbuck, and Johnny Carson. After him are Walter Cronkite, Nick Vujicic, Sharon Osbourne, Rudi Carrell, Michael Buffer, and Howard Stern.

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Among people born in 1901, Ed Sullivan ranks 110Before him are René Pleven, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Souvanna Phouma, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Henri Cochet, and Ludolf von Alvensleben. After him are Hellmuth Stieff, Claude Autant-Lara, Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt, Prince Christoph of Hesse, Lanza del Vasto, and Pavel Rotmistrov. Among people deceased in 1974, Ed Sullivan ranks 84Before him are Princess Patricia of Connaught, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Walther Meissner, Rosario Castellanos, Candy Darling, and Helmuth Koinigg. After him are Victor Boin, Olga Baclanova, Everaldo, Charlotte Bühler, Yevgeny Vuchetich, and Aman Andom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Sullivan ranks 3,042 out of 15,968Before him are Victor Young (1900), Teresa Wright (1918), Larry David (1947), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Alexandra Ripley (1934), and Jason Miller (1939). After him are Michael Walzer (1935), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Ray Dolby (1933), Cynthia Nixon (1966), Max Roach (1924), and Walter Cronkite (1916).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Ed Sullivan ranks 11Before him are Larry King (1933), Alex Jones (1974), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Christine Chubbuck (1944), and Johnny Carson (1925). After him are Walter Cronkite (1916), Michael Buffer (1944), Howard Stern (1954), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Regis Philbin (1931), and Conan O'Brien (1963).