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Overview (4)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (complications from pneumonia)
Birth NameMorton David Alpern
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He was an actor, known for Night Gallery (1969), The Naked Face (1984) and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989). He was married to Karon Kate Blackwell and Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle. He died on February 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Spouse (2)

Karon Kate Blackwell (17 June 1984 - 12 February 2018) (his death)
Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle (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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