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

18:58  13 february  2018
18:58  13 february  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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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 spokeswoman Candi Cazau confirmed his death to

Marty Allen , a beloved comedian and staple for TV variety shows and game shows , has died . He was 95 . Described as “baby-faced, bug-eyed comic,” he later became a regular on “The Hollywood Squares” and other popular game shows .

Marty Allen wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © TheWrap Marty Allen

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.

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Now we say goodbye. Marty Allen , the bug-eyed comedian and staple of variety shows , died Monday night in Las Vegas. He was 95 . Allen made his way across daytime television and became a regular on game shows , like The Hollywood Squares.

Comedian Marty Allen died at 95 on Feb. 12, 2018 in Las Vegas. Allen then took on a series of serious roles on daytime television and made-for-TV movies, and was a regular on The Hollywood Squares and other celebrity-themed game shows .

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.

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