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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 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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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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During his comedy career, Allen also toured military hospitals, performed for veterans, and for active military personnel. ^ " Marty Allen , Comedian and Game Show Regular , Dies at 95 ". msn.com. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018.

Marty Allen , the bug-eyed comedian and staple of variety shows , died Monday night in Las Vegas. He was 95 . Candi Cazau, a spokesperson for Allen, told the Associated Press he Allen made his way across daytime television and became a regular on game shows , like The Hollywood Squares.

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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