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  1. Sul·li·van, Ed
    IPA[ˈsələvən]
    • 1. (1901–74), US television host and journalist; full name Edward Vincent Sullivan. As host of television's Ed Sullivan Show 1948–71, he gave national exposure to many performers who were on their way to stardom, including Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

    • (1842–1900), English composer; full name Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. He is best known for the 14 light operas that he wrote in collaboration with librettist W. S. Gilbert.
    • (1856–1924), US architect. He developed modern functionalism in architecture by designing skyscrapers. Among his works were the Auditorium (1886–90), the Stock Exchange (1893–94), and the Carson, Pirie, Scott (1899–1904) buildings in Chicago, as well as the Wainwright building in St. Louis (1890–91).
    • (1911–98), US actress; born in Ireland; mother of Mia Farrow. She starred as Jane to Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan in such movies as Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), Tarzan and His Mate (1934), and Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941). She also starred in The Big Clock (1948) and appeared in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
    • (1858–1918), US boxer; full name John Lawrence Sullivan. Fighting with his bare knuckles, he was proclaimed the world heavyweight champion in 1882. In 1892, when boxing rules changed and padded gloves were used, he fought James J. Corbett for the heavyweight championship and lost, being knocked out in the 21st round.
    • (1842–1900), English composer; full name Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan. His fame rests on the fourteen light operas which he wrote in collaboration with the librettist W. S. Gilbert.
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