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Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen
December 26, 1921
|Died||October 30, 2000 (aged 78)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Alma mater||Arizona State Teachers College|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, television personality, musician, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Goodman |
(m. 1943–1952; divorced)
(m. 1954–2000; his death)
Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 - October 30, 2000) mostly known as Steve Allen was an American actor, television personality, musician, writer, and comedian best known for his show The Steve Allen Show.
Allen introduced many new celebrities and performers on his shows, including Jerry Lee Lewis and Jack Kerouac. He also recorded an album with Kerouac, with Kerouac reading poetry and Allen playing piano with a jazz combo.
Allen was married to Dorothy Goodman from 1943 until they divorced in 1952. Lastly he married Jayne Meadows from 1954 until his death in 2000. He had four children.
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