Stay in Touch
Get sneak previews of special offers & upcoming events delivered to your inbox.
01-30-2019 12:17 PM
01-30-2019 03:10 PM - edited 01-30-2019 03:12 PM
01-30-2019 03:35 PM
You could be right. I looked up his bio and he began selling on QVC in 1988.
Joan Rivers according to Forbes began selling on QVC in 1990
Suzzane Sumers came to QVC on May 31, 2017
01-30-2019 03:37 PM
@SunValley You are right about Lee Sands; he's mentioned this often. I'd forgotten about him, even though I have some of his goods from his really early days on the Q.
Bob Mackie definitey has to be a very early one. Gosh, I remember when all he sold in his early days were scarves and him saying some day he would bring clothes on to sell too. I also remember when he sold stationery and those trinket boxes, three of which I own. But silk scarves were the only thing he sold when he first came to the Q. Maybe Joan was before him though.
01-30-2019 03:52 PM - edited 01-30-2019 04:05 PM
@SunValley, @Pearley, I'm pretty sure I've read before that Leslie Sansone was the first vendor on QVC who presented her own products but Lee Sands probably was not far behind, though neither might have been considered a celebrity at the time. I agree with others that most of the time when the "celebrity presenter" history is discussed Joan Rivers is credited with being the first to take the leap of faith and then others followed.😊
01-30-2019 04:02 PM - edited 01-30-2019 04:17 PM
Here's an article from 2001, her start would've been in 1986:
" ...In fact, Sansone was the first guest host to tout her own product on the fledgling television network 15 years ago. QVC's buyer agreed with Sansone that "the girl with these tapes has great charisma, great personality," said QVC's Roger Elvin... "
QVC is not responsible for the availability, content, security, policies, or practices of the above referenced third-party linked sites nor liable for statements, claims, opinions, or representations contained therein. QVC's Privacy Statement does not apply to these third-party web sites.
© 1995-2019 QVC, Inc. All rights reserved Trademark Notice