His catchphrase was “hello dere.” Now we bid farewell.
Marty Allen, the bug-eyed comic and staple of range programs, passed away Monday night in Las Vegas. He was 95.
Candi Cazau, a representative for Allen, informed the Associated Press he died from problems with pneumonia. His spouse and carrying out partner Karon Kate Blackwell kept by his side.
“Honored to have had him on my podcast & grateful to have attended his 95th Birthday Celebration,” fellow comic Gilbert Gottfried tweeted. “Farewell to one of the funniest people onstage and off. RIP Marty Allen.”
“Las Vegas and show business lost a legend tonight…and I lost a friend,” Terry Fator, a Vegas-based ventriloquist, composed. “Marty Allen was true Mr. Show Business.”
Allen ended up being called half of the Allen & Rossi duo in the 1950 s and ’60 s with Steve Rossi. The set appeared 44 times on The Ed Sullivan Show— even with The Beatles– and in the future The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and The Merv Griffin Show It was throughout this time that Allen made “hello dere” his own.
“Everyone remembers those shows with The Beatles, and they were great, but we appeared on all the shows,” he informed The Las Vegas Sun(through PEOPLE). “There wasn’t a talk show on TV that didn’t want Allen & Rossi.”
Allen & Rossi divided in 1968, however collaborated once again numerous times throughout the years that followed. Rossi passed away of cancer in 2014.
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