Tag Archives: Ed Sullivan Show

Mort Sahl on The Ed Sullivan Show

Mort Sahl “Politics” on The Ed Sullivan Show on June 4, 1961. He is a truly unique comedian. Never really told jokes. Always topical. Seemed like he was making it up as he went along. Great talent.





Here’s what multitasking looked like in the 60’s

Erich Brenn “Plate Spinner” on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 16, 1969.





1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show

The 1957 College Basketball All-Americans with Wilt Chamberlain on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 24, 1957. Ed, being a former sportswriter, would always have sports figures on his show. Wilt Chamberlain is seen in his college uniform. Chet Forte went on to be the director of Monday Night Football and Baseball for ABC. Frank Howard would go on to a successful baseball career, Hot Rod Hundley would become a longtime play-by-play announcer in the NBA. Elgin Baylor would become, along with Wilt, one of the all time greats in the NBA. Ed mispronounces a few names along the way.





Rodney Dangerfield “Dating, Marriage & Money” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Another early appearance by Rodney Dangerfield on the Ed Sullivan Show January 4, 1970.





The Supremes “Hits Medley” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Supremes Hits Medley of “Come See About Me, Stop! In The Name Of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hangin’ On, I Hear A Symphony” on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 4, 1966.





John Byner on The Ed Sullivan Show

One of the funniest men in show business, John Byner on the Ed Sullivan Show Jan. 3, 1971.





Nancy Wilson Sings “Face It, Girl It’s Over” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Another great performance of a contemporary song for its time on the Ed Sullivan Show 11-24-68. She could sing pop and jazz equally well. A tremendous and underrated talent.





Morey Amsterdam on the Ed Sullivan Show

Morey Amsterdam aka “Buddy Sorrell” on the Ed Sullivan Show Nov. 24, 1968 doing some topical jokes for the era.





Willie Mays on the Ed Sullivan Show

Willie Mays gives some batting tips to the youngsters on the Ed Sullivan Show May 15, 1966.





Ed Sullivan Interviewing Mickey Mantle about his retirement from baseball in 1969

Ed and the Mick talking about his retiring from the Yankees on The Ed Sullivan Show March 9, 1969.