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Steve Allen

Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, writer, and advocate of scientific skepticism. In 1954, he achieved national fame as the co-creator and first host of The Tonight Show, which was the first late night television talk show. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best known for his extensive network television career. He gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. After he hosted The Tonight Show, he went on to host numerous game and variety shows, including his own The Steve Allen Show, I've Got a Secret, and The New Steve Allen Show. He was a regular panel member on CBS's What's My Line?, and from 1977 until 1981 wrote, produced, and hosted the award-winning public broadcasting show Meeting of Minds, a series of historical dramas presented in a talk format. Allen was a pianist and a prolific composer. By his own estimate, he wrote more than 8,500 songs, some of which were recorded by numerous leading singers. Working as a lyricist, Allen won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition. He also wrote more than 50 books, including novels, children's books, and books of opinions, including his final book, Vulgarians at the Gate: Trash TV and Raunch Radio. In 1996 Allen was presented with the Martin Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award from the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSICOP). He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Hollywood theater named in his honor.

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Dec 26, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie Nobody's Perfect - The Making of Some Like It Hot
Ultimul film:
Film Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth 2020-03-06
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Poster of Homicide: Life on the Street
Poster of The Player
Poster of The Simpsons
Filme in care a jucat
Film Nobody's Perfect - The Making of Some Like It Hot Self 2022
Film Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Archive Footage 2020-03-06
Film Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words Himself 2016-05-03
Film Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read 2013-04-09
Film Elvis: #1 Hit Performances Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Film Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn Himself (Archive Footage) 2007-10-17
Film Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Film The Adventures of Errol Flynn Himself (archive footage) 2005-04-05
Film The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Film Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Himself 1998-10-21
Film No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-21
Serial Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Fear 1996-09-27
Film James Dean and Me Himself 1995-01-01
Serial The Critic Unknown 1994-01-26
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Serial Homicide: Life on the Street Mr. Cochran 1993-01-31
Film A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy Himself 1992-04-05
Film The Player Steve Allen 1992-04-03
Film Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show himself 1991-01-01
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Film Great Balls of Fire! himself 1989-06-30
Film Amazon Women on the Moon Himself 1987-09-18
Serial Alice in Wonderland Gentleman in Paper Suit 1985-12-09
Film The Ratings Game Steve Allen 1984-12-15
Film Stooge Snapshots Himself / Presenter 1984-01-01
Serial Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Film The Funny Farm Himself 1983-02-18
Serial St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Serial Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Serial Nurse Unknown 1981-04-02
Serial The Steve Allen Comedy Hour Himself - Host 1980-12-09
Serial Solid Gold Unknown 1980-09-13
Film Heart Beat Himself 1980-04-25
Film The Gossip Columnist Steve Allen 1980-03-21
Film On Location: Myron Cohen Himself - Host 1978-01-01
Film Lucy Calls the President Steve Allen 1977-01-01
Serial The Love Boat Durwood Moss 1977-09-24
Serial What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? Unknown 1977-12-08
Serial Meeting of Minds 1977-01-10
Serial Rich Man, Poor Man Unknown 1976-02-01
Film Joys 1976-03-05
Film The Sunshine Boys Himself 1975-11-06
Film Mitzi and a Hundred Guys Himself 1975-03-24
Film James Dean Remembered Himself 1974-01-01
Film Lenny Bruce: Without Tears Himself / DJ (archive footage) 1972-01-01
Serial McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Film The Comic Steve Allen 1969-11-19
Serial Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Serial Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Film Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Radio Announcer 1968-01-01
Film Warning Shot Steve Allen 1967-01-18
Serial Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Film The Universal Mind of Bill Evans 1966-01-01
Serial Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Film Something's Got to Give Dr. Herman Schlick 1962-01-01
Film College Confidential Steve MacInter 1960-08-26
Film The Big Circus Himself - Cameo appearance 1959-07-05
Serial The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Serial The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Serial The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Serial The Steve Allen Show Host 1956-06-24
Film The Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman 1956-01-01
Serial Tonight Starring Steve Allen Host 1954-09-27
Serial The Academy Awards Himself 1953-03-18
Serial General Electric Theater Andy Fletcher 1953-02-01
Serial This Is Your Life Himself 1952-10-01
Serial I've Got a Secret Host 1952-06-19
Serial Hallmark Hall of Fame Martin Kaplan 1951-12-24
Film I'll Get By Peter Pepper 1950-10-02
Serial What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Serial The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Serial The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20