Marty Allen Dies: Comedian Best Known For “Hello Dere” Was 95

Bug-eyed comedian Marty Allen, who as part of the Allen & Rossi comedy team was a television staple during the 1960s and 1970s, has died in Las Vegas. He was 95 and passed from complications of pneumonia, according to his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell.

Allen’s bushy black hair, somewhat wild persona, and catchphrase “Hello dere” became part of American comedy lore in the days when the Rat Pack ruled Las Vegas. Allen was part of the comedy duo of Allen & Rossi, and…

Bug-eyed comedian Marty Allen, who as part of the Allen & Rossi comedy team was a television staple during the 1960s and 1970s, has died in Las Vegas. He was 95 and passed from complications of pneumonia, according to his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell. Allen’s bushy black hair, somewhat wild persona, and catchphrase “Hello dere” became part of American comedy lore in the days when the Rat Pack ruled Las Vegas. Allen was part of the comedy duo of Allen & Rossi, and…

Marty Allen, Comedian and Daytime T.V. Favorite, Dies at 95

Marty Allen, the bug-eyed comic who formed one half of the hit comedic duo Allen & Rossi, died Monday night in Las Vegas at age 95. The Associated Press confirmed the news via his spokeswoman Candi Cazau, who said that he died from complications from pneumonia with his performing partner of 30 years and wife Karon […]

Marty Allen, the bug-eyed comic who formed one half of the hit comedic duo Allen & Rossi, died Monday night in Las Vegas at age 95. The Associated Press confirmed the news via his spokeswoman Candi Cazau, who said that he died from complications from pneumonia with his performing partner of 30 years and wife Karon […]

Marty Allen, Comedian and Game Show Regular, Dies at 95

Marty Allen, a beloved comedian and staple for TV variety shows and game shows, has died. He was 95.

Allen’s death was confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday by his spokeswoman Candi Cazau. He passed away from complications from pneumonia in Las Vegas with his wife and longtime performing partner, Karon Kate Blackwell, by his side.

Best known for his greeting and catchphrase “hello dere,” Allen had shared the stage with classic entertainers such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Elvis Presley.

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Born in Pittsburgh, Allen served in Italy in the Army Air Corps in World War II — earning a Soldier’s medal for valor — before turning to entertainment.

He first found success in the duo Allen & Rossi with late partner Steve Rossi. They were favorites on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and appeared on the same episodes as the Beatles before breaking up in 1968.

Described as “baby-faced, bug-eyed comic,” he later became a regular on “The Hollywood Squares” and other popular game shows.

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His first wife Lorraine “Frenchy” Allen died in 1976 and he went on to marry singer-songwriter Blackwell in 1984.

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Marty Allen, a beloved comedian and staple for TV variety shows and game shows, has died. He was 95.

Allen’s death was confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday by his spokeswoman Candi Cazau. He passed away from complications from pneumonia in Las Vegas with his wife and longtime performing partner, Karon Kate Blackwell, by his side.

Best known for his greeting and catchphrase “hello dere,” Allen had shared the stage with classic entertainers such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Elvis Presley.

Born in Pittsburgh, Allen served in Italy in the Army Air Corps in World War II — earning a Soldier’s medal for valor — before turning to entertainment.

He first found success in the duo Allen & Rossi with late partner Steve Rossi. They were favorites on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and appeared on the same episodes as the Beatles before breaking up in 1968.

Described as “baby-faced, bug-eyed comic,” he later became a regular on “The Hollywood Squares” and other popular game shows.

His first wife Lorraine “Frenchy” Allen died in 1976 and he went on to marry singer-songwriter Blackwell in 1984.

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