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Marty Allen


Born - 23 March 1922, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died - 12 February 2018

Short. chubby, goggle-eyed American comedian with a wild mane of black hair, often seen in partnership with Steve Rossi, with whom he also made a few rough-and-ready films. Born Morton Alpern, he was already busy as a stand-up comedian (catchphase 'Hello dere') before teaming with Rossi in 1957. Occasional film appearances include those in The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966), Mister Jerico (1970), The Ballad of Billie Blue (1971), The Great Waltz (1972), Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (1974), Love All Summer (1974), A Whale of a Tale (1976), The Naked Face (1984), Cannonball Run II (1984) and For Which He Stands (1996), his last. His first wife died from cancer at 50. Of his second, who survives him, he quipped that 'I said I wanted an antique for my birthday, so she framed my birth certificate!' He died from pneumonia complications.