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

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

Your Result...

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165 Comments

Bigwheel1 19 months ago
9/10
RedSamRackham Bigwheel1 16 months ago
* I also got 9/10. Didn't recognize Alec Guinness!
Oldielover 29 months ago
10/10....Pretty easy,but had to take a few seconds for the last one...And now ladies and gentlemen,here's Topo--....Gi-gi--ooooooo!...lol!
Lillyrose 29 months ago
7 out of 10. They forgot Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Davy Jones.
Zip 30 months ago
10/10 My first perfect score in a while. Yay me. ;-)
The only one that gave me any problem was #3. Then I just guessed with the silliest sounding but roll-off-the-tongue name I could think that they would use for a puppet.
Tra_See175 30 months ago
I don’t recall Sir Alec Guinness looking as he did on the photo; hardly any resemblance.
rorogogo Tra_See175 30 months ago
I was thinking the same thing
Oldmoviefan Tra_See175 30 months ago
That is most definitely him. Look him up on IMDB and see pics from some of his more bizarre and colorful roles. That leer is one of his trademarks.
Zip Tra_See175 30 months ago
I can still see Obi-Wan-Kenobi in there.
Daizy531 30 months ago
7/10 performance deserves applause
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