Text pi to 797979

for an Immediate Response

Text pi
to 797979

Talk to our Investigators

Call 844-533-0553 | Fax 833-329-8687

Call 844-533-0553
Fax 833-329-8687

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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

Allen’s spokeswoman Candi Cazau confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Monday. He died of 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 shared the stage with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Elvis Presley, among others.

Born in Pittsburgh, Allen served in Italy in the Army Air Corps in World War II — earning a 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” 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.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Vic Damone, Famed Crooner, Dies at 89

Reg E. Cathey, ‘Wire’ and ‘House of Cards’ Actor, Dies at 59

Mickey Jones, ‘Justified’ and ‘Total Recall’ Actor, Dies at 76

Source: the wrap feed

Free Consultation

Complete the form below to obtain a free quote for any of our services.

Please read the Disclaimer Privacy Policy.


By signing or submitting this form, you agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of this website.

To hire an California licensed investigator immediately, call 844-533-0553. We provide you with a free initial consultation and price quote for all our services.

Online Forms

Awards and Recognition

The true measutre of a Private Investigator isn't the awards, but what the awards say about the Private Investigator: dedication and commitment to the client.

gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-134319358-10', );