Steve Allen (I) (1921–2000)


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Although Allen was thought initially to have died of a heart attack, it was eventually determined by the coroner's office that the official cause of death was hemopericardium, a leaking of blood into the sac surrounding the heart, and that this was secondary to a minor automobile accident Allen was involved in earlier that day. He was driving to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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(1995)
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(1992)
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(1960)
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(1990)

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 2019 The Irishman (writer: "Pretend You Don't See Her")
 2018 Second Act (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2018 Ben Is Back (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2016 Eat That Question (Documentary) (performer: "Improvised Concerto For Two Bicycles, Pre-Recorded Tape And Musicians") / (writer: "Improvised Concerto For Two Bicycles, Pre-Recorded Tape And Musicians")
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Cool Yule" - uncredited)
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Movie) (writer: "Cool Yule" - uncredited)
 2006 Bette Midler: Cool Yule (Video short) (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2003 Stealing Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big")
 2001 Serendipity (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2001 Blow (writer: "Cool Yule")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big")
 2000 Boltneck (writer: "With You")
 2000 Isn't She Great (writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big")
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (writer: "Cool Yule")
 1997 Clockwatchers (performer: "Theme From a Man Called Dagger") / (writer: "Theme From a Man Called Dagger")
 1996 Hard Core Logo (writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big")
 1994 The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult ("This Could Be the Start of Something")
 1993 Candles, Snow and Mistletoe (writer: "Cool Yule")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something")
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Like Father, Like Clown (1991) ... ("This Could Be The Start Of Something", uncredited)
  Midnight Caller (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1991) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- That's Amoré (1991) ... (lyrics: "Pretend You Don't See Her") / (music: "Pretend You Don't See Her")
 1990 The Long Walk Home (writer: "PICNIC")
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Pretend You Don't See Her")
 1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Save Mr. Peck's: Part 2 (1989) ... (performer: "The Ho Ho Song")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("This Could be the Start of Something Big")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (arranger: "Rock A Bye Baby")
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Hate Dogs and Cats", "There's Something to Say for Hatred", "There's No Way Home", "Laugh", "Why Do People...", "Off With Their Heads", "Nonsense", "How d'you do, Shake Hands", "Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday", "We are Dancing", "Can You Do Addition?", "Emotions", "Hush-a-Bye Lady", "Can You Hear Us, Alice?") / (music: "I Hate Dogs and Cats", "You Are Old, Father William", "There's Something to Say for Hatred", "There's No Way Home", "Laugh", "Why Do People...", "Off With Their Heads", "Nonsense", "How d'you do, Shake Hands", "The Walrus and the Carpenter", "Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday", "The Lion and the Unicorn", "We are Dancing", "Can You Do Addition?", "Emotions", "Hush-a-Bye Lady", "Welcome Queen Alice", "Can You Hear Us, Alice?")
 1981 This Is Elvis (Documentary) (writer: "Yippe Yay Yo Yay Yea" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode dated 3 September 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Baby") / (writer: "Baby")
 1972 Chevrolet Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Steve Allen (1972) ... (performer: "South Rampart Street Parade")
- Episode #2.2 (1972) ... (performer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big")
 1972 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (writer: "The Start of Something Big")
 1968 A Man Called Dagger (writer: "A Man Called Dagger")
 1963 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 August 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something")
  The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- Episode dated 27 March 1963 (1963) ... (performer: "Concerto For Two Bicycles" - uncredited) / (writer: "Concerto For Two Bicycles" - uncredited)
 1962 To Tell the Truth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 December 1962 (1962) ... (writer: "This Could Be The Start Of Something")
 1961 The Magic Fountain (writer: "The Magic Fountain")
  The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (music - 2 episodes, 1957)
- Ginger Rogers, Tony Bennett, Erroll Garner, Henny Youngman, the Ralph Sharon Quartet (1960) ... (performer: "This Could Be the Start Of Something Big" - uncredited) / (writer: "This Could Be the Start Of Something Big" - uncredited)
- Jack Kerouac, William Bendix, Frankie Laine, Pam Garner (1959) ... (writer: "'Richard Diamond' Theme (The Girl With The Long Black Hair)")
- Audrey Meadows, Jayne Meadows, Roberta Sherwood, Mary Ann Mobley (1958) ... (performer: "I Remember it Well", "Back in Your Own Backyard")
- Tallulah Bankhead, Milton Berle, Pearl Bailey, Dean Jones, Reverend Billy Graham (1957) ... (music: "The Mambo, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Rhumba Blues" - uncredited) / (performer: "The Mambo, Tango, Samba, Calypso, Rhumba Blues" - uncredited)
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1956 - 1960) (performer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Johnny Cash and Homer & Jethroe (1960) ... (writer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" - uncredited)
- José Ferrer (1958) ... (writer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" - uncredited)
- Dr. Frank Baxter (1957) ... (writer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" - uncredited)
- Steve Allen (1957) ... (performer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon", "Hogtied Over You" - uncredited) / (writer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" - uncredited)
- Michael Romanov and Reginald Gardiner (1956) ... (writer: "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon" - uncredited)
 1956 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 June 1956 (1956) ... (lyrics: "Picnic")
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (performer: "Original Dixieland One Step")
 1955 Picnic (lyrics: "Theme from Picnic")
 1955 Allen in Movieland (TV Movie) (performer: "Two Lost Souls", "Slipped Disc", "Moonglow")
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home (writer: "South Rampart Street Parade")
 1953 The Tonight Show (TV Series) (performer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big") / (writer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big")
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TV commercials: Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics courses See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Steve Allen Jr. | Steven Allen | Steve & Jayne

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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We pride ourselves on the high moral standards of our programmes and I mean that sincerely. We don't resort to sex or crime or violence or drinking...on the programmes. See more »

Trivia:

Prolific composer/lyricist of some 2000+ songs, the best known of which are "This Could Be the Start of Something" (his theme song), "Pretend You Don't See Her" (a top-ten hit for Jerry Vale), "Impossible", and "Gravy Waltz" (a top-40 instrumental hit for Allen himself in 1962, and a jazz standard today). See more »

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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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