Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
December 26, 1921
|Died||October 30, 2000 (aged 78)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Alma mater||Arizona State Teachers College|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, television personality, musician, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Goodman |
(m. 1943–1952; divorced)
(m. 1954–2000; his death)
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 - October 30, 2000) mostly known as Steve Allen was an American actor, television personality, musician, writer, and comedian best known for his show The Steve Allen Show.
Allen introduced many new celebrities and performers on his shows, including Jerry Lee Lewis and Jack Kerouac. He also recorded an album with Kerouac, with Kerouac reading poetry and Allen playing piano with a jazz combo.
He was the first host of The Tonight Show, who was replaced by Johnny Carson and then later Jay Leno. Allen played himself in an all-star comedy movie, Amazon Women on the Moon.
Allen was born in New York City on December 26, 1921 and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the Arizona State Teachers University. He served in World War II.
Allen was married to Dorothy Goodman from 1943 until they divorced in 1952. Lastly he married Jayne Meadows from 1954 until his death in 2000. He had four children.
He was a Democrat and his wife was a Republican.
Allen died on October 30, 2000 after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, aged 78.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Haynes, Karima A. (May 7, 1997). "Opposites Attract, Succeed for Decades". Los Angeles Times.
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Quotations related to Steve Allen at Wikiquote
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- Entertainer Steve Allen dead at 78 Archived 2004-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Steve Allen at Find A Grave.com
- Steve Allen on IMDb
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