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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
1 A one-time door-to-door dance salesman during the early lean years.
2 Graduated 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.
3 The son of Louis and Elsie Alpern, he attended USC and took up journalism following military service, but then moved into standup comedy.
4 The 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.
5 Zany, plump, pop-eyed, troll-haired funny man of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with handsome singing straight man Steve Rossi.
6 Biography 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 Carter 2014 Video Game Paul Prospero (voice)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 TV Series Imperial Poogah
Benson 1985 TV Series Blackjack Dealer
Cannonball Run II 1984 uncredited
The Naked Face 1984
Murder Can Hurt You! 1980 TV Movie Det. Starkos
Flying High 1979 TV Series Aubrey
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover 1977 TV Movie Higgie
Monster Squad 1976 TV Series Lorenzo Musica
A Whale of a Tale 1976 Louie
Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein 1974
Harrad Summer 1974 Bert Franklin
The Christmas Visit 1973 TV Movie Toymaker
The Bob Hope Show 1973 TV Series Football Player
The Great Waltz 1972 Johann Herbeck
The Ballad of Billie Blue 1972
Honeymoon Suite 1972 TV Series
Night Gallery 1971 TV Series Edgar Allan Poe (segment "Quoth the Raven")
Mister Jerico 1970 TV Movie Wally
Love, American Style 1969 TV Series Fontaine (segment "Love and the Athlete")
The Big Valley 1968 TV Series Waldo Deifendorfer
The Last of the Secret Agents? 1966 Marty Johnson
Vacation Playhouse 1965 TV Series Marty Allen

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek 1976 TV Movie performer: "The Circus Comes to Mars", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me" - uncredited
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1965 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying High 1978 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Finding the Funny 2012 Documentary Himself
Goodnight, We Love You 2004 Documentary Himself
The Di Palma Forum at UNLV 1999 TV Series Himself
For Which He Stands 1996 Himself
Fishing Funnies 1989 Video short Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1987 TV Series Himself
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #8 1983 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1983 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #7 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Madame's Place 1982 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #6 1981 TV Special Himself
The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The Palace 1981 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #5 1980 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1980 TV Series Himself / Himself - Center Square / Himself - Panelist
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty 1980 TV Special Igor
Sha Na Na 1980 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #4 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Bonkers! 1979 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #3 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1967-1978 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
The $1.98 Beauty Show 1978 TV Series Himself / judge
Circus of the Stars #2 1977 TV Special Himself - Performer
Circus of the Stars 1977 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
Wonderbug 1976 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx 1976 TV Special Himself
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek 1976 TV Movie Himself
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Himself
Joys 1976 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1975 TV Series Himself
Tattletales 1974-1975 TV Series Himself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1975 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1973 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1973 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970-1972 TV Series Himself
Mooch Goes to Hollywood 1971 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
This Is Your Life 1971 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Changing Scene II 1970 TV Special Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961-1970 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Comedian / Himself - Audience Bow / ...
He Said, She Said 1970 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
Della 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Allen Ludden's Gallery 1969 TV Series Himself
Funny You Should Ask 1969 TV Series Himself
The Storybook Squares 1969 TV Series Himself
Personality 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
Stars for Israel 1967 TV Movie Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1964-1967 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1966 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Sketch Actor
The Linkletter Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Face Is Familiar 1966 TV Series Himself
Today 1966 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 1965 TV Series Himself
Fanfare 1965 TV Series Himself
The Match Game 1965 TV Series Team Captain
To Tell the Truth 1964 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
The New Steve Allen Show 1964 TV Series Himself
Talent Scouts 1962-1963 TV Series Himself - Allen & Rossi
The Garry Moore Show 1962-1963 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Comedian
I've Got a Secret 1962 TV Series Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1960 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1959-1960 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards New Faces, Male · Steve Rossi


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