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Steve Allen

Talk Show Host, Musician, Actor (26-Dec-1921 — 30-Oct-2000)


Ben Alba. Inventing Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original "Tonight Show". Prometheus Books. 2005. 368pp.

Steve Allen. Funny People. New York: Stein & Day. 1981. 323pp.

Steve Allen. Mark It and Strike It: An Autobiography by Steve Allen. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1960. 432pp.

Steve Allen. Hi-Ho Steverino: My Adventures in the Wonderful Wacky World of TV. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. 1992. 308pp.

Ronald Smith. The Fight for "Tonight": From Steve Allen and Johnny Carson to Arsenio and Leno. New York: SPI Books. 1993. 303pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

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  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.27)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.15)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.24)

  11. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.8)

  12. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.7)

  13. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.4)

  14. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.20)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.1, p.42)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.52)

  17. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.13)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.6)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.333)

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