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Born in New York City, Ed was best known as the host of The Ed Sullivan Show, but he was also band leader, boxer, sportswriter, theatre columnist for The New York Graphic and later for The New York Daily News, show business news radio broadcaster. In 1933, he wrote and starred in the film Mr. Broadway, which has him guiding the audience around New York nightspots to meet entertainers and celebrities.
Soon after, Ed soon became a powerful starmaker in the entertainment world himself. In 1948, the CBS network hired Ed to do a weekly Sunday night TV variety show, "Toast of the Town," which later became "The Ed Sullivan Show," famous for introducing new musical acts, comediens and circus stars.
Debuting in Sunday June 20th 1948, the show was broadcast from CBS Studio 50, at 1697 Broadway, at 53rd Street, in New York City, which in 1967 was renamed the Ed Sullivan Theatre, and is now the home of "The Late Show with David Letterman."
The last Ed Sullivan show telecast No.1068, was on March 28th 1971 with guests Melanie, Joanna Simon, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, and Sandler and Young. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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He was 73 years-old when he died from esophageal cancer.