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Marty Allen

Biography

Comedian and professional that has been over the Ed Sullivan present and caused Sarah Vaughan and Steve Rossi. He was a normal on Hollywood Squares through the 1970’s and 80’s. He examined journalism at USC after he was stationed in Italy as part of the US Military. He accomplished the rank of sergeant and gained a Soldier’s Medal during Globe War II. He previously a recurring i’m all over this Hollywood Squares and in addition made an appearance on Circus from the Superstars, annual television particular in which superstars performed circus-type serves. He wedded his longtime partner Karon Kate Blackwel. He was an starting action for Nat Ruler Cole.

Quick Facts


Full Name Marty Allen
Date Of Birth March 23, 1922
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, PA
Profession Comedian
Education Taylor Allderdice High School, University of Southern California
Nationality American
Spouse Karon Kate Blackwell, Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen
Parents Elsie Alpern, Louis Alpern
Movies Harrad Summer, A Whale of a Tale, Mister Jerico, Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover, The Ballad of Billie Blue, Starcrossed Roads
TV Shows The $1.98 Beauty Show, The Barbara McNair Show
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1A one-time door-to-door dance salesman during the early lean years.
2Graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and joined joined the Air Corps during WWII, and was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant and earned a Soldier's Medal for his bravery.
3The son of Louis and Elsie Alpern, he attended USC and took up journalism following military service, but then moved into standup comedy.
4The duo were brought together by singer Nat 'King' Cole in 1957, and went on to make more than 700 appearances on TV (44 of them on "The Ed Sullivan Show"), made 16 comedy albums and appeared in a failed movie spy spoof before splitting up in 1969. Allen & Rossi went on to reunite briefly on two occasions.
5Zany, plump, pop-eyed, troll-haired funny man of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with handsome singing straight man Steve Rossi.
6Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 8-9. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014Video GamePaul Prospero (voice)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesImperial Poogah
Benson1985TV SeriesBlackjack Dealer
Cannonball Run II1984uncredited
The Naked Face1984
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieDet. Starkos
Flying High1979TV SeriesAubrey
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover1977TV MovieHiggie
Monster Squad1976TV SeriesLorenzo Musica
A Whale of a Tale1976Louie
Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein1974
Harrad Summer1974Bert Franklin
The Christmas Visit1973TV MovieToymaker
The Bob Hope Show1973TV SeriesFootball Player
The Great Waltz1972Johann Herbeck
The Ballad of Billie Blue1972
Honeymoon Suite1972TV Series
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesEdgar Allan Poe (segment "Quoth the Raven")
Mister Jerico1970TV MovieWally
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesFontaine (segment "Love and the Athlete")
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesWaldo Deifendorfer
The Last of the Secret Agents?1966Marty Johnson
Vacation Playhouse1965TV SeriesMarty Allen

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek1976TV Movie performer: "The Circus Comes to Mars", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me" - uncredited
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying High1978TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding the Funny2012DocumentaryHimself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHimself
The Di Palma Forum at UNLV1999TV SeriesHimself
For Which He Stands1996Himself
Fishing Funnies1989Video shortHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #81983TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Tom Cottle: Up Close1983TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Palace1981TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #51980TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares1966-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Center Square / Himself - Panelist
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty1980TV SpecialIgor
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Bonkers!1979TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1978TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Wonderbug1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHimself
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek1976TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Show1966-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
Mooch Goes to Hollywood1971TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Changing Scene II1970TV SpecialHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1961-1970TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Comedian / Himself - Audience Bow / ...
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
Funny You Should Ask1969TV SeriesHimself
The Storybook Squares1969TV SeriesHimself
Personality1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Stars for Israel1967TV MovieHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1964-1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Hollywood Palace1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Sketch Actor
The Linkletter Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Face Is Familiar1966TV SeriesHimself
Today1966TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right1965TV SeriesHimself
Fanfare1965TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1965TV SeriesTeam Captain
To Tell the Truth1964TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The New Steve Allen Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Talent Scouts1962-1963TV SeriesHimself - Allen & Rossi
The Garry Moore Show1962-1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
I've Got a Secret1962TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1960TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959-1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Male· Steve Rossi


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#Quote
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