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Can you recognize all the celebrities in these backstage photos from The Ed Sullivan Show?

These candid shots show Ed with comedians, singers and movie icons.

Images: The Everett Collection

Getting the chance to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show was a huge moment for any act. International artists could be introduced to millions of Americans all at once, but even homegrown acts relished the exposure.

Here are ten backstage and behind-the-scenes snapshots of Ed with famous guests from television, music and film. Can you identify the celebrity in each photo?

  1. Who is this young comedian with Ed Sullivan?
  2. Who is Ed rehearsing backstage with here?
  3. Here is Ed with puppeteer Shari Lewis, but the real stars of this photo are Lamb Chop and who?
  4. Ed left the theater to do a segment with which animation icon?
  5. Who is Ed joking with here?
  6. Ed is talking with which singer before the show?
  7. Who is this comedian with Ed?
  8. Ed talks backstage with which friend and frequent guest?
  9. Which film director is Ed with here?
  10. Do you recognize this renowned actor backstage with Ed?
Can you recognize all the celebrities in these backstage photos from The Ed Sullivan Show?

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