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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 March 1922Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameMorton David Alpern

Mini Bio (1)

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He is an actor, known for The Hollywood Squares (1965), Fishing Funnies (1989) and Joys (1976). He has been married to Karon Kate Blackwell since June 17, 1984. He was previously married to Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen.

Spouse (2)

Karon Kate Blackwell (17 June 1984 - present)
Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen (9 April 1960 - 3 September 1976) (her death)

Trivia (6)

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 8-9. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Zany, plump, pop-eyed, troll-haired funny man of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with handsome singing straight man Steve Rossi.
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.
The son of Louis and Elsie Alpern, he attended USC and took up journalism following military service, but then moved into standup comedy.
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.
A one-time door-to-door dance salesman during the early lean years.

Personal Quotes (1)

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.

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