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The Ed Sullivan Show

60 min
Comedy | Music
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Kenneth Whelan
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1948-06-20
Filming Locations: CBS Television City - 7800 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ed Sullivan
Himself - Host / ... (1,055 episodes, 1948-1971)
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Voted #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
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Cancelled in 1971 by CBS. The decision was a controversial one, since it was made at the end of the 1970-71 season and did not give Ed Sullivan the opportunity to mount a farewell show after more than 20 years on the air. Sullivan would return for a few specials over the next year, however. The Canadian comedy duo of Johnny Wayne & Frank Shuster appeared on the show more often than any other act - nearly 80 appearances.
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Sullivan offered Burt Reynolds the chance to appear on the show. At the time, Reynolds was starring in Hawk (1966) of which Sullivan was a fan. But Reynolds felt that he was not well-known enough to appear on the show and turned Sullivan down. Reynolds stated that he greatly regretted turning down Sullivan's offer in The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 (1991).
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Frank: Run for the hills.
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Bing: You certainly get around. Bob: I have to, with my kind of act.
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Bing: What's the problem? Bob: [pointing at Frank] You're singing our song with him.
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