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.
“Do I ever get questions that are rude or impertinent? Yes, but I love to use them. The audience immediately perceives the emotional awkwardness of the situation.” (Steve Allen)
“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.'” (Steve Allen)
“Asthma doesn’t seem to bother me any more unless I’m around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.” (Steve Allen)
“Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.” (Steve Allen)
“One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.” (Steve Allen)