The tv show host Steve Allen died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Writer, actor, and comedian who served as the first host of NBC’s famed late-night program The Tonight Show.
He married Jayne Meadows, sister of actor Audrey Meadows, in 1954.
A Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman said on Friday that autopsy results showed that the real cause of death was a ruptured blood vessel, caused by injuries to Allen’s chest from a minor traffic accident earlier in the day.
There used to be an art form called the ‘comedy of manners.’ Why aren’t comedies of manners made now in this country? The answer is simple. We no longer have manners to speak of.
I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
I personally find it difficult to accept that there could be anyone on earth insensitive to the comic abilities of Laurel and Hardy, Sid Caesar, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, or Martin Short. But no matter who the comic entertainer is, there is always at least a minority prepared to say, ‘What’s all the excitement about? He doesn’t seem funny to me.’
Given a little time for the pain to subside, dreadful experiences often can be the basis of funny jokes or stories.