Sullivan, Ed

Sullivan, (Edward Vincent) Ed

(1902–74) journalist, television host; born in New York City. Originally a sportswriter, he began his syndicated Broadway gossip column at the New York Daily News in 1934. He hosted the CBS variety series, The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–71). Much parodied for his stiff manner and his opening line, "We've got a reeeally big shew tonight," he was the first to give national exposure to many entertainers, in particular Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Byline: Sean Sullivan, Ed O'Keefe and Elise Viebeck The Washington Post
Among those from Harris County opposing the bills were Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Ed Johnson of the County Clerk's Office and Alan Vera, chairman of the Ballot Security Committee of the Harris County GOP.
and Dorothy Averill Sullivan, Ed was born in 1927 in Springfield, MA.