Ed Sullivan

Television Personality
United States

Ed Sullivan Bio

Who is Ed Sullivan

American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and longtime syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News. Legendary host of really big TV variety show The Toast of the Town, also known as The Ed Sullivan Show, from 1955 to 1971.

Early Life (Childhood)

Sullivan was born in Harlem, New York City. He had a short boxing career before getting into television. Originally he worked as a sportswriter, however, he went on to have his own variety show featuring many prominent celebrities.

Interesting Facts

He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, eventually, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan Show.

Personal Life

Sullivan was engaged to champion swimmer Sybil Bauer, but she died of cancer in 1927 at the age of 23. He was married to the former Sylvia Weinstein until her death in 1973. They had a daughter together Betty Sullivan.