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Thread #105440 Message #2170886
Posted By: SINSULL
14-Oct-07 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
He was the first to have Elvis and the Beatles. I remember one night when he had some famous opera singer on. We were required to watch - educational, you know. Well my brother and I dutifully sat on the floor in front of the TV and watched and listened soberly until the camera man did a very unfortunate close-up of her face with mouth open. Her vibrating uvula was more than a nine year old could take and we ended up convulsing in laughter on the floor.
Fortunately, my parents saw the humor in it too.
The Muppets, Senor Wences, Barbara Sreisand - for a stiff, he offered quite qa variety of talent.
When he died I remember reading that his real love was acting and he was somewhat bitter that he had never been seen as a leading man. Boggles the mind.