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Allen, Stephen Valentine Patrick William Sr. (Steve)

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Comedians, Musicians, Writers


1921 - Allen was born in New York City on St. Stephen's Day which falls on the 26th of December.


1942 - Attended Arizona State Teachers' college in Tempe. He had his radio gig on station KOY in Phoenix, Arizona after he left the school.


1945 - Worked as an announcer for KFAC in Los Angeles.


1946 - Worked as an announcer for Mutual Broadcasting System.


1953 - Worked as a host at a local late-night New York talk-variety TV program.


1954 - Hosted the tv show The Tonight Show.


1955 - Played the role of Benny Goodman in the movie The Benny Goodman Story.


1956 - He had a sunday evening show while still hosting the The Tonight Show.


1963 - Wrote the music and lyrics for the musical play "Sophie".


1977-1981 - Creator and later became the host of the new television show Meeting Of Minds.


1982 - Wrote the music, lyrics and a book for the musical "Seymour Glick is Alive but Sick". Won $1000 bet with Frankie Laine by writing fifty songs per day for one week.


1993 - He was a supporter of world government and became part of the Board of Advisers of the World Federalist Association.


2000 - Died of cardiac arrest on the 30th of October.


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