Steve Allen


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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on her thoughts on people with whom she's worked over the years - Steve Allen

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on his adoration for comedian Steve Allen and recollects the spontaneity of the "Man in the Street" routines on Steve Allen's Tonight Show

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on leaving Arthur Godfrey to work for Steve Allen

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on writing for Steve Allen's Tonight show; on his first appearance on the show and realizing he was a comedian

Al Borden

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Al Borden on working with Steve Allen and Jack Paar

George Carlin

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George Carlin on how his dramatically changed act from mainstream to counterculture voice happened on television on such shows as Steve Allen's Tonight Show, and how Steve encouraged him

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on appearing on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen

David Chase

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David Chase on a memorable encounter with Steve Allen on the picket line for the Writers Guild of America strike in 1974 - Milton Berle had been Allen's babysitter

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on writing for The Steve Allen Comedy Hour

Lewis Black with Emerson College

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Lewis Black on The Steve Allen Show's influence, and on Henry Morgan

Jack Riley with Emerson College

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Jack Riley on Steve Allen

Bill Dana with Emerson College

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Bill Dana on writing and performing on The Steve Allen Show

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on Rose Marie liking his first television effort and showing Conway's work to Steve Allen
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on The Steve Allen Show

Richard Coogan

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Richard Coogan on missing out on his big break with Steve Allen, while friends Don Knotts and Louis Nye got hired

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on representing Steve Allen, who was hosting a late-night radio show, and bringing him more celebrity interviews

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on "The puppet that wouldn't talk" sketch and impressing Steve Allen
Bill Daily on writing promos for Steve Allen and one of the greatest moments of his life
Bill Daily on working for Steve Allen

Bill Dana

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Bill Dana on working with Steve Allen

Elias Davis

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on going to write for The Steve Allen Show
Elias Davis and David Pollock on becoming showrunners for The Steve Allen Show

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on writing for Steve Allen's radio show, It's a Great Life

Milton Delugg

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Milton Delugg on the genesis of The Tonight Show with host Steve Allen, and on getting called to be the conductor on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on writing for The Steve Allen Show on ABC in 1961
Sam Denoff on a photo of him with Bill Persky and Steve Allen on the set of The Steve Allen Show

Phyllis Diller

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Phyllis Diller on Steve Allen

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on differences between Steve Allen and Jack Paar on The Tonight Show

Pat Harrington, Jr. with Emerson College

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Pat Harrington, Jr. on working with Steve Allen

June Foray

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June Foray on working on Smile Time with Steve Allen on radio

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on working during the beginnings of television on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on his early impressions of Steve Allen as host of Tonight and on directing Tonight

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on becoming the musical director of Tonight, and on working with Steve Allen on Tonight
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on a typical day putting together Tonight in the '50s when Steve Allen was host
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on the popularity of Steve Allen's Tonight, and on network interference or censorship with the show
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on Steve Allen's man on the street segments on Tonight

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on Steve Allen

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on appearing on The Steve Allen Show

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on working on The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on The Steve Allen Show

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on getting a job as a panelist on I've Got a Secret and meeting Steve Allen
Jayne Meadows on appearing on her husband's show, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
Jayne Meadows on appearing on the General Electric Theater episode "The Man Who Thought For Himself"
Jayne Meadows on working with her husband Steve Allen
Jayne Meadows on starring in her husband's acclaimed PBS series Meeting of Minds
Jayne Meadows on playing different historical characters on the series Meeting of Minds
Jayne Meadows on guest-starring with her husband Steve Allen on St. Elsewhere
Jayne Meadows on the physical qualities of her husband Steve Allen

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on working with Steve Allen

David Pollock

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on going to write for The Steve Allen Show
Elias Davis and David Pollock on becoming showrunners for The Steve Allen Show

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their early TV appearances

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their early TV appearances

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on casting Steve Allen on the television pilot of "First Nighter"

Johnny Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on Johnny producing the local version of The Steve Allen Show

Mary Kay Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on Johnny producing the local version of The Steve Allen Show

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on his relationship with Steve Allen when he came on board as head writer of The Steve Allen Show (Sunday show)

Andy Williams

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Andy Williams on working with Steve Allen

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on working with Steve Allen on The Tonight Show with Steve Allen and his team: Louis Nye, Tom Poston, Pat Harrington

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