COMEDIAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1921

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                Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen


                        (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000)

Steve Allen was an accomplished pianist and composer, actor, comedian,
and writer. He got his start in radio at KOY in Phoenix, Arizona and later 
gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent
Scouts
. He went on to become the first host of The Tonight Show.

Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for best jazz composition, with his
song The Gravy Waltz. His vast number of songs, over 14,000, has
never been equaled. He also wrote more than 50 books.

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