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BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?

Little Hawk 12 Oct 07 - 11:53 PM
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Subject: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 11:53 PM

At which point during the long, long run of his famous TV show, I mean... I always wondered about that. Was he alive or dead when he introduced the Rolling Stones?


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 11:57 PM

Keriste. He's DEAD? Friggin' thanks, LH. Ya coulda put this with an OBIT title. When did you become a heartless so and so?


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:03 AM

Oh, LH, that's not very nice, now, is it? I know kids made fun of him, but he's moved on into a realm of childhood folklore and I, for one, have a fond place for him in my memories, esp. when he introduced the Beatles! As stiff as he seemed, there has to have been a rebel of sorts lurking within!


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:18 AM

Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974)


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 08:18 AM

Yeah, Eddie V. When he wasn't in New York, he had this place outside of Camp Point, Illinois. Had the first gun rack in the county in his pickup truck, a rusty old 1952 Ford. Eddie V. would run all over the the back roads, drinkin' Atlas Praeger and Stag beer and tossin' the cans over to the passenger side where they'd fall out through the hole in the floorboards. He raised a few hogs, ran a trotline for carp, hung around the Dew Drop Inn in the evenings playing a little pinochle and having a highball or two. Not a bad guy when ya got to know him.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 03:46 PM

Well, all I can say is, I would've liked to have seen him dance. Like maybe do the Twist. That would have been very cool. I think he missed his calling. He should have had Vincent Price's career instead, doing the horror films for Hammer Studios. He would've been great for that. And Vincent Price couldn't done Ed's TV show. He would've been great for that.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:29 PM

Okay, you can pick on Sullivan all you want, but don't touch Lawrence Welk, or Kat will tear your throat out!

You've been warned!   ;-D

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:40 PM

LOL!! I loved it as a kid, SRS, but no way would I get after folks if they go after Welk, even though he was a fellow North Dakotan.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: astro
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:45 PM

Ed S. show was always interesting and did provide national exposure for many acts including rock and roll, drama, comedy and song. I'm sorry, Lawrence didn't do anything other than provide an outlet for dance for the folks (well, gosh, I guess that was pretty good too, though not much there for my tastes)...Miss Ed and Lawrence (only for the memories of the folks dancing to his music in the front room...not the music, except for those cute singing sisters....)

Astro


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:50 PM

I don't think I ever saw Lawrence Welk. I certainly heard about him, though.

This is one of the perils of becoming famous. People you'll never know will make fun of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: astro
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:53 PM

Welk was the bane of Saturday nights when the weather was bad and you were too young to escape the house...Sullivan was always interesting (except when that god-forsaken Italian mouse was on)...

Astro


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 04:57 PM

Ahhh, Yesss. A twofer, a stiff and an accordion thrown out the window at the same time.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: GUEST,Bill D
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 05:28 PM

why, I saw Senor Wences on Ed's show!

and the banana man!..... ah, memories


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 06:08 PM

The Muppets, too, I believe. In fact, I seem to remember that Animal killed and ate Miss Piggy on the ES Show.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 06:39 PM

I would have thought that she was far too formidable to have met such a fate at the hands of animal...or anyone else, for that matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 11:58 AM

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.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 12:23 PM

"He was the first to have Elvis and the Beatles."

That's not true! A girl in Tupelo, Mississippi named Thelma Mae was the first to have Elvis.

As for the Beatles, are we talking about individual encounters...or the whole group together on one single occasion?

Regarding Ed's unfullfilled acting career...I agree. He should have played horror parts in Hammer films and then Vincent Price could have hosted his variety show instead. Vincent Price was a very warm and urbane man. He would have been great.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:01 PM

Featured Elvis and the Beatles on TV first. SHEEESH!
Don't think he ever had Shatner on though...


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:07 PM

Yes, yes....you must realize, SINSULL, that I am totally unscrupulous when it comes to deliberating misinterpreting things people say when I get in one of my more flippant moods.

Regarding Shatner: Ed Sullivan would have had Shatner on in a flash had he ever realized what a giant the man is. Sadly though, he did not. Realization of Shatner's greatness comes swiftly to some, slowly to others, never to the unregenerate few...


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: bobad
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:25 PM

The inestimable Mr. Shatner did indeed make an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in it's 12th. season episode # 540 William Shatner / Lou Costello / Dody Goodman (11/16/1958).

From http://crazyabouttv.com/edsullivanshow.html


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 06:45 PM

Ah...very good then. I could hardly believe that Ed Sullivan would have overlooked Mr Shatner.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 07:12 PM

That's a pretty amazing lineup of guests. Fidel Castro appeared (on film) in 1959 on the Ed Sullivan show.

Apparently people who did not cooperate and follow the rules (like the Doors) found out that Ed was boss. They were never invited back.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 12:28 AM

You beat me to it, LH. An incredible list.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 01:43 AM

The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 04:06 PM

Jack E Leonard, while hosting a Friars Roast in the 1970s of Don Rickles, introduced Ed Sullivan--who was in the audience--"...I see Ed Sullivan is here today--Hi, Ed,==was the ground cold when you came up this morning".   

He had some other great lines about others---For Flip Wilson--Hey Flip let me make you feel at home here---ALL ABOARD!!.

Richard Pryor did a great riff on Jack E Leonard when he got up=--"...Hey Jack--what shall I call you when I marry your daughter--Dad?"

A great roast that was recorded uncensored---Johnny Carson and Jackie Vernon fairly stole the evening.


Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 04:23 PM

Sullivan started as a newspaper writer. The fact that he ended up on TV was just a fluke. And as I recall Elvis made his first TV appearance on Steve Allens show.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 04:51 PM

He went off to the "Really Big Shooo" in the sky.


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: kendall
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 07:36 AM

Ed Sullivan is dead? How do they know?


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 09:09 AM

Well, Kendall, there was an autoposy....


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Subject: RE: BS: When did Ed Sullivan die?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 11:54 AM

That was my point exactly in raising this thread, Kendall...


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