Steve Allen


Born
in New York City, New York, The United States
December 26, 1921

Died
October 30, 2000

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Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best-known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. Thereafter, he hosted numerous game and variety shows, including The Steve Allen Show, I've Got a Secret, The New Steve Allen Show, and was a regular panel member on CBS' What's My Line?

Allen was a "creditable" pianist, and a prolific composer, having penned over 14,000 songs, one of which was recorded by Perry Com
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Average rating: 3.83 · 2,167 ratings · 248 reviews · 101 distinct worksSimilar authors
"Dumbth": The Lost Art of T...

3.54 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Murder On The Glitter Box (...

3.61 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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The Talk Show Murders

3.45 avg rating — 80 ratings4 editions
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Meeting of Minds

4.35 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
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The Murder Game

3.54 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Murder on the Atlantic

3.64 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Murder In Vegas

3.34 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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How to Be Funny

3.50 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Die Laughing

3.52 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Wake Up To Murder

3.71 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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“If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.”
Steve Allen

“If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers.”
Steve Allen

“Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.”
Steve Allen

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