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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameDayton Allen Bolke

Mini Bio (1)

Dayton Allen was born on September 24, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Dayton Allen Bolke. He is known for his work on The Cotton Club (1984), The Deputy Dawg Show (1959) and The Monster Master (1966). He was married to Elvi Allen. He died on November 11, 2004 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA.

Spouse (1)

Elvi Allen (1958 - 11 November 2004) ( his death)

Trivia (8)

Character actor/comedian/cartoon voiceperson.
Brother of actor Bradley Bolke.
Went to the same school as Art Carney.
Catchphrase: "Why not?", always delivered with a somewhat manic expression and finger pointed in the air for emphasis.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 10. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Best known for the voices of Deputy Dawg, the grumpy marionette Phineas T. Bluster in the Howdy Doody Show and the magpies Heckle and Jeckle.
Was one of the Man in the Street characters on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) Tom Poston, Louis Nye and Don Knotts. He talked in an odd slurry voice. He once explained, "An artist friend of mine used to paint pictures of children, without ever having seen one.".
Played Ugly Sam on Howdy Doody. "Ugly" to him was a compliment. He came onstage dressed like a caveman and said "Hello ugly Buffalo", then turned to the Peanut Gallery and said " hello ugly Peanuts".

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