Marty Allen

Morton David Alpern (March 23, 1922 – February 12, 2018), better known as Marty Allen, was an American comedian, actor, and philanthropist.wikipedia
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The Last of the Secret Agents?

1966 spy-spoof film of the same title
He also appeared in films, notably the 1966 spy comedy The Last of the Secret Agents? During his comedy career, Allen also toured military hospitals, performed for veterans, and for active military personnel. He then became part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with Steve Rossi, which resulted in a string of hit comedy albums, 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (including the famous appearance by The Beatles on 16 February 1964, during which Allen won over the Beatles fans in the audience by announcing "I'm Ringo's mother!"), and the film The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966).
Marty Allen as Marty Johnson

Taylor Allderdice High School

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He graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1940.

Allen & Rossi

Allen and Rossi
He then became part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with Steve Rossi, which resulted in a string of hit comedy albums, 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (including the famous appearance by The Beatles on 16 February 1964, during which Allen won over the Beatles fans in the audience by announcing "I'm Ringo's mother!"), and the film The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966).
Allen & Rossi was a comedy team composed of Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, active from 1957 until 1968.

Steve Rossi

He then became part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with Steve Rossi, which resulted in a string of hit comedy albums, 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show (including the famous appearance by The Beatles on 16 February 1964, during which Allen won over the Beatles fans in the audience by announcing "I'm Ringo's mother!"), and the film The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966).
Joseph Charles Michael Tafarella (May 25, 1932 – June 22, 2014), better known as Steve Rossi, was an American stand-up comedian and singer, best known from his work with Marty Allen as Allen & Rossi.

Soldier's Medal

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He earned a Soldier's Medal for stopping a fire in a plane that was being refueled.
Marty Allen, USAAF, was awarded the Soldier's Medal for bravery during a plane fire.

Circus of the Stars

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He appeared on Circus of the Stars, in a cameo on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, on game shows such as Password, and in ten made-for-television movies.
Marty Allen (shows 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8)

Hollywood Squares

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Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, he made hundreds of television appearances, becoming a regular on The Hollywood Squares.
Other regulars and semi-regulars over the years included Nanette Fabray, Kaye Ballard, Wally Cox, Morey Amsterdam, Florence Henderson, Buddy Hackett, Marty Allen, Wayland Flowers and Madame, Barbara Eden, George Gobel, Vincent Price, Charo, Sandy Duncan, Carol Wayne, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, The Lennon Sisters, Garrett Morris, Karen Valentine, John Davidson, and Joan Rivers.

The Big Valley

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His debut as a serious actor came on The Big Valley television series as the hapless Waldo Diefendorfer.
Marty Allen

Eden Memorial Park Cemetery

Eden Memorial Park
His interment was at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.
Marty Allen (1922-2018), actor, comedian

Password (game show)

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He appeared on Circus of the Stars, in a cameo on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, on game shows such as Password, and in ten made-for-television movies.
A simulated Allen Ludden emcees the proceedings, with the voices and caricatures of Rose Marie, Dawn Wells, Adam West, and Marty Allen.

Nightclub

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He worked as a comedy headliner in nightclubs, as a dramatic actor in television roles, and was once called "The Darling of Daytime TV".

American Cancer Society

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He contributed to the American Cancer Society, The Heart Fund, the March of Dimes, Fight for Sight, and served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

March of Dimes

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He contributed to the American Cancer Society, The Heart Fund, the March of Dimes, Fight for Sight, and served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Fight for Sight (U.S.)

Fight for Sight
He contributed to the American Cancer Society, The Heart Fund, the March of Dimes, Fight for Sight, and served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation of America
He contributed to the American Cancer Society, The Heart Fund, the March of Dimes, Fight for Sight, and served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Pittsburgh

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Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents; Louis Alpern (1898–1977; from Romania/Russia), a restaurant and bar owner and his wife, the former Elsie Moss (1901–1979).

Pennsylvania

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Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents; Louis Alpern (1898–1977; from Romania/Russia), a restaurant and bar owner and his wife, the former Elsie Moss (1901–1979).

United States Army Air Corps

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Allen joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Italy

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Allen joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Concord Resort Hotel

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He was married to the former Lorraine "Frenchy" Trydelle, who was the reservation and office manager of the Concord Resort Hotel in the Catskills, from 1960 until her death in 1976.

Opening act

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During the early to the mid-1950s, Allen and his first comedy partner, Mitch DeWood, worked as an opening act for stars including Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gormé, and Nat King Cole.

Sarah Vaughan

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During the early to the mid-1950s, Allen and his first comedy partner, Mitch DeWood, worked as an opening act for stars including Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gormé, and Nat King Cole.

Eydie Gormé

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During the early to the mid-1950s, Allen and his first comedy partner, Mitch DeWood, worked as an opening act for stars including Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gormé, and Nat King Cole.

Nat King Cole

Nat "King" ColeThe King Cole TrioThe Nat King Cole Show
During the early to the mid-1950s, Allen and his first comedy partner, Mitch DeWood, worked as an opening act for stars including Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gormé, and Nat King Cole.

Copacabana (nightclub)

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Allen and DeWood also worked many clubs, including the Copacabana until they broke up in 1958 and went their separate ways.