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Ed Sullivan

1901 - 1974

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Sullivan has received more than 3,276,823 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Ed Sullivan is the 14th most popular presenter (up from 15th in 2019), the 2,876th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,041st in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Presenter.

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  • 3.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Ed Sullivan ranks 14 out of 110Before him are Alex Jones, Bear Grylls, Fred Rogers, David Letterman, Anna Moffo, and Nick Vujicic. After him are Christine Chubbuck, Johnny Carson, Walter Cronkite, Chris Wallace, Jimmy Savile, and Rudi Carrell.

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Among people born in 1901, Ed Sullivan ranks 112Before him are Hellmuth Stieff, Ho Feng-Shan, René Pleven, Pavel Rotmistrov, Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, and Melvyn Douglas. After him are Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt, Claude Autant-Lara, Ludolf von Alvensleben, Princess Yolanda of Savoy, and Wolfgang Schmieder. Among people deceased in 1974, Ed Sullivan ranks 78Before him are Ayub Khan, Marcel Achard, Everaldo, Helmuth Koinigg, Jean Absil, and Kurt Atterberg. After him are Christine Chubbuck, Wang Ming, Roberto Assagioli, Walther Meissner, Rashid Nezhmetdinov, and Candy Darling.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Sullivan ranks 2,876 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Granovetter (1943), Melvyn Douglas (1901), Noah Webster (1758), Ace Frehley (1951), Walter De Maria (1935), and Hannibal Hamlin (1809). After him are John Havlicek (1940), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Stanley Schachter (1922), Jesse Douglas (1897), KRS-One (1965), and Richard Ford (1944).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Ed Sullivan ranks 9Before him are Larry King (1933), Henry Rollins (1961), Alex Jones (1974), Fred Rogers (1928), David Letterman (1947), and Anna Moffo (1932). After him are Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), Walter Cronkite (1916), Chris Wallace (1947), Howard Stern (1954), and Michael Buffer (1944).