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Ed Sullivan on ‘What’s My Line’ (1958)

From Ed Sullivan is the mystery guest on ‘What’s My Line’ which aired on September 14, 1958. Panelists included: Dorothy Kilgallen, John Payne, Arlene Francis & Bennett Cerf. The Moderator is John Charles Daly.

posted by chris in Variety Shows and have Comments (25)

25 Responses to “Ed Sullivan on ‘What’s My Line’ (1958)”

  1. bluebear1985 says:

    Wayne & Shuster, whom Sullivan mentioned as CBS stars, were sort of stars of the network. They were actually a comedy duo from Canada, stars of the CBC. They did appear on Sullivan a number of times though. I just thought I’d clear that up. There are a few of their clips on You Tube, but only a few. Check them out if you’re interested.

  2. Stanger182 says:

    @BigDuckKetterer oh ur sooo funny….i bet you like laughing at your own stupid ignorant jokes

  3. Harlan346 says:

    What show! It should be brought back! Thank goodness we have YouTube to help us remember those great days. Alas! I don’t think they will return. I wonder if there’s a web site that has more WML, aside from good old YouTube?

  4. DominoRyder says:

    Damn, Ed Sullivan was one of the best guests ever, he’s so funny here, I never would have guessed!

  5. Willzsales says:

    Sullivan was a real SOB during his career.

  6. cd637299 says:

    I want that mask!

  7. calchick82 says:

    “The Ed Sullivan Show” was one of those rare shows that the whole family could watch. I was born in 1964, but I do remember the show being on in our home on Sunday nights when I was a little girl. Sullivan had the image of being dour and serious, but it was nice to see him do a comedic turn in this clip:)

  8. zildj1an says:

    I remember watching the Ed Sullivan show as a kid in the 1960s. Loved it. As a host, he was always very stoic and serious. But, this WML clip is hysterical. I never knew he had it in himself to be so comedic.

  9. TheMoviefan1996 says:

    This show should come on TV.

  10. TheFrogger15 says:

    @BigDuckKetterer That’s right guy……..STAY CLASSY.

  11. BigDuckKetterer says:

    @egrand1508 You are absolutely correct!! I did that on purpose, and you are the only one who has commented on it, so at least I know there is one person who enjoyed those halcyon days!!! Thank you for the contact my friend!!!!! Have a nice day

  12. egrand1508 says:

    @BigDuckKetterer I’m afraid that’s not correct. The Fran of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie was named Fran Allison. That show was based in Chicago, and I don’t think she ever worked in New York. Arlene Francis was host of NBC’s Home show and did segments for the Today show. She also was in several Broadway plays and an occasional movie.

  13. JJJBRICE says:

    John Payne s unknowing rehash on Arlene s question , gave Arlene the flash ! correct guest- Ed Sullivan who was real funny in mask .

  14. BigDuckKetterer says:

    TenStarsplus !!!! Does anyone remember that Arlene Francis was the Fran from Bur Tilstrom’s ” Kukla, Fran, and Ollie “??!!! That was one of the earliest children’s TV shows, and it was one of my favorites!!!! Thank you for posting this fantabulous video!!!!!!

  15. BigDuckKetterer says:

    TenStarsplus !!!!!!! I loved that mask, I wonder if Barack Obama was the model for the mask, and if he’s lieing about his age!!!!!! I wish we still had TV shows, with the host being of the same calibre as Ed Sullivan !!!!! That mask sure does look like Barack Obama!!!!

  16. BigDuckKetterer says:

    TenStarsplus !!!!!! Not only was Mr. Sullivan one of my favorite TV personalities, I think he was the epitome of all telivision hosts!!! He had NO peers!!!! Thank you so much for posting this video!!!! R.I.P. Ed Sullivan, you are truly missed by everyone who has a modicum of intellect!!!!! Fantabulous video!!!!

  17. PureSoapCleans says:

    This show was really fun to watch, wasn’t it?
    Not like tv today, so vulgar and boring. Depressing.
    This before I was born, and I wonder, what has happened to our world? It has turned so mediocre, rude, violent, ignorant and vulgar.

  18. millsbrothers says:

    @Shadow4000000 “Right Here on Our Stage Tonight” Nachman

  19. Shadow4000000 says:

    @millsbrothers what kind of book?

  20. franklindavid says:

    Amazing ! it takes you back in time.

  21. millsbrothers says:

    I am readin a great new book about Mr. Sullivan!!

  22. myturbnzdirty says:

    Hilarious!!! Ahhh the good old days =*(

  23. ShawDAMAN says:

    5 stars for that mask :P

  24. saajanthegreat says:

    lol :D

  25. marcellolippi says:

    Great! Thanks

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