Comedy Veteran Marty Allen Dies In Las Vegas At 95
Comedy veteran, Marty Allen, has died from pneumonia complications at 95 in Las Vegas. This was confirmed by his spokeswoman Candi Cazau.
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Allen performed well in his 90s
Allen was known and loved for his hair and baby face. Before his death, he had a long-running performing career with his singer-songwriter wife, Karon Kate Blackwell.
They toured internationally and did their comedy/music shows on cruise ships. They still performed in Las Vegas well in his 90s. Karon was with him when he died.
Allen joked once that he had considered becoming a newspaper reporter in his youth because a trench coat looked good on him.
By the 1950s, the much-loved comedian who became known for the catch phrase “Hello dere” was a regular at night clubs and TV shows. His partnership with Steve Rossi brought him fame and landed him regular gigs at "The Ed Sullivan Show." He appeared on the same episode as the Beatles.
After the breakup of Allen and Rossi, the former continued to appear on daytime TV and featured in a number of made-for-TV movies as well as theatrical films like "The Great Waltz" and "A Whale of a Tale".
He was called “The Darling of Daytime TV.”
Tributes By Fans
Fans of the legendary comedian have shown their love and respect for him.
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) February 13, 2018
We have lost another iconic Las Vegas entertainer, Marty Allen. What a funny man who brought joy to millions of people for 95 years. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/KQARtxRre8
— Lance Burton (@LanceBurtonMM) February 13, 2018
Honored to have had him on my podcast & grateful to have attended his 95th Birthday Celebration. Farewell to one of the funniest people onstage and off. RIP Marty Allen pic.twitter.com/g4lzrUNWVp
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) February 13, 2018
RIP Marty Allen.
— John E.L. Tenney (@JohnELTenney) February 13, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of my friend #martyallen who passed away at the age of 95. I was honored to have his friendship and cherished every phone call and joke that he would tell me. He was universally loved and I will miss him.
Goodbye dere Pal! pic.twitter.com/ysdfoujLDJ
— Gino Salomone (@Moviegino) February 13, 2018
In addition to his comedy and work on films, he will be remembered for being a World War II hero. His biography, “Hello Dere!: An Illustrated Biography, details his career spanning more than half a decade.