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'The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show' DVD collection has parade of stars

The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand among stars on 'The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show' DVD collection

Comedian Alan King once said of Ed Sullivan that he "can't sing, can't dance and can't tell a joke, but he does it better than anyone else." And TV audiences couldn't get enough of Sullivan's Sunday night CBS variety series. From 1948 to 1971, Sullivan presented the Beatles, the best of Broadway, comics, Topo Gigio and other novelty acts. "The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show," a new six-disc DVD set, features performances and appearances by Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Carol Burnett, Richard Pryor, Barbra Streisand and Joan Rivers. The set also features a bonus disc of interviews with the talent who appeared on the show as well as an on-camera interview with Sullivan and his wife, Sylvia.

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