3. The Jackie Gleason Show Filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Jackie Gleason developed the Honeymoon characters on the “Jackie Gleason Show,” filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theater and later created a separate series, “The Honeymooners”, filmed elsewhere in NYC.  This photo is from promotional materials for the “Jackie Gleason Show.” Via Wikimedia Commons. Photo by CBS Television

Besides Ed Sullivan and David Letterman, since the 1950s many television shows have used the Ed Sullivan Theater. These included the Jackie Gleason Show in the 1950s, when the theater was known as CBS TV Studio 50, and the sit-com Kate & Allie in the 1980s.