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Joan Rivers dead at age 81

Joan Rivers dead at age 81

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Joan Rivers, the legendary comedian and television personality, died at age 81 on Thursday.
Annie Martin
Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Philadelphia-born comedian David Brenner died after struggling with cancer, his publicist said. Brenner was 78.
'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- About 14 million viewers tuned in for Sunday's broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America," CBS announced Monday.
Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
By United Press International
Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman has interviewed Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for the special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," CBS said.
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
Gabrielle Levy
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles.
Beatles special marks 50 years since band first sang on 'Ed Sullivan'

Beatles special marks 50 years since band first sang on 'Ed Sullivan'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to air a special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on the U.S. variety program "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Ringo Starr hopes to track down teens he snapped in 1964

MIAMI, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ringo Starr is trying to identify six teenagers he snapped a photo of during the Beatles' first U.S. tour in 1964, possibly in Miami.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Sid Bernstein, a music promoter and agent who brought The Beatles to New York for landmark concerts, died Wednesday in New York, his publicist said. He was 95.
Oprah Winfrey headed to 'Late Show with David Letterman'

Oprah Winfrey headed to 'Late Show with David Letterman'

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey has been booked as a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, CBS announced Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
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Kate Beckinsale makes an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on March 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Joy Scheller)
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Edward Vincent "Ed" Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of a popular TV variety show called The Ed Sullivan Show that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

A former boxer, Sullivan began his media work as a newspaper sportswriter. When Walter Winchell, one of the original gossip columnists and the most powerful entertainment reporter of his day, left the newspaper for the Hearst syndicate, Sullivan took over as theater columnist for The New York Graphic and later for The New York Daily News. His column concentrated on Broadway shows and gossip, as Winchell's had and, like Winchell, he also did show business news broadcasts on radio. Sullivan soon became a powerful starmaker in the entertainment world himself, becoming one of Winchell's main rivals, setting the El Morocco nightclub in New York as his unofficial headquarters against Winchell's seat of power at the nearby Stork Club. Sullivan continued writing for The News throughout his broadcasting career and his popularity long outlived that of Winchell.

In 1948, the CBS network hired Sullivan to do a weekly Sunday night TV variety show, Toast of the Town, which later became The Ed Sullivan Show. Debuting in June 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 Theater (and is now the home of The Late Show with David Letterman).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ed Sullivan."
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