Allen most recently performed at South Point Showroom on March 22, the day before his 95th birthday. On Christmas morning, Allen suffered a fractured right hip after a fall at his Las Vegas home and had struggled in his rehabilitation. The Allen and Rossi comedy team performed in clubs around the country and on TV from They routinely headlined in Las LP), recording live albums at the Riviera and Sands.
Allen was also a terrific dancer, often grinning during the black-and-white video clips that showed him dancing in his television appearances. A decorated World War II veteran, he was also fiercely proud of his military background. Allen was stationed in Italy with the 15th Air Force when sparks from a fuel truck touched off a fire in a plane.
Allen prevented an explosion, driving the fuel truck away, returning to the bomb bay of the fighter and rolling across the flames to extinguish the flames. In his final performance at a sold-out South Point Showroom, Allen joked about his advancing age. Contact him at jkatsilometes reviewjournal.
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Allen liked to say that they had been on the show more times than Ed Sullivan himself — Allen and Rossi had the unenviable task of Steve Rossi (3) - Allen And Rossi Tell The Truth About The Green Horn-Nut And Ca-toe (Vinyl the Beatles. They won over an audience dominated by screaming teenage girls both times. On the first occasion, in FebruaryMr.
Allen performed a frenetic dance wearing a Beatle wig; on the second, in Septemberhe ran up and down the aisles while Mr. He studied journalism at the University of Southern California but soon decided that he was better qualified to be a performer than a reporter. He began his show business career as a comedian in Pittsburgh nightclubs before joining the Army Air Forces and serving in Italy.
He resumed it after being discharged in He briefly teamed with his fellow comedian Mitch DeWood, who would go on to become entertainment director of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. When Mr. Steve Rossi (3) - Allen And Rossi Tell The Truth About The Green Horn-Nut And Ca-toe (Vinyl and Mr.
Allen work with Mr. Rossi, who had been in residence at the Sands Hotel. Entertainment reporters sometimes referred to Allen and Rossi as the successors to another singer-comedian team, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewiswho after almost a decade of worldwide stardom had broken up in The reviews were devastating.
Destined not to be movie stars, Allen and Rossi stayed together for a while but broke up — amicably, they both insisted — in Rossi went on to work with a succession of partners, while Mr.
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