Marty Allen

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Allen in June 1960

Marty Allen (born Morton David Alpern, March 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018) was an American comedian, actor, activist, and writer. Allen was known for his stand-up comedy jokes in nightclubs in California and in Las Vegas. He also wrote books about his career and support many foundations.

Allen was born Morton David Alpern on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to a Jewish family.[1] He studied at Taylor Allderdice High School and at the University of Southern California. Allen was married to Frenchie Allen until her death in 1976. Then he was married to Katie Blackwell from 1984 until his death in 2018. He has no children.

Allen now lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Los Angeles, California. He died of complications from pneumonia in Las Vegas on February 12, 2018 at the age of 95.[2]

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  1. ""Both Sides of Marty Allen" The Jewish Reporter, May 22, 2009" (PDF). [1]. 2009. p. 30. Retrieved 2009-06-06.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); External link in |work= (help)
  2. "Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. February 12, 2018. 

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