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Creator and host of the original “Tonight” show. Authored 52 published books, including: the 1998 publications of “Murder in Hawaii”, “Die Laughing” and “Dumbth...(and 101 Ways to Reason Better and Improve Your Mind)”; the 1996 publication “Wake Up to Murder & But Seriously”; the 1995 publication of “The Bug and the Slug in the Rug”; “The Man Who Turned Back the Clock” and “Murder on the Atlantic”; 1994's “Reflections”; and 1993's “The Murder Game”, “More Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion & Morality, Book Two”, and “Make 'em Laugh”. Steve Allen’s 100 Song Lyrics are to be released in 1999.

Allen starred on Broadway in “The Pink Elephant”; Starred in motion pictures, most notably in the title role of Universal's “The Benny Goodman Story”. Written over 7,400 songs, including “This Could Be The Start of Something Big,” “Picnic,” “Impossible,” “Gravy Waltz,” and “South Rampart Street Parade,” “Pretend You Don’t See Her,” etc.; Written the score for several musicals, including the Broadway production of “Sophie” and the CBS-TV version of “Alice in Wonderland”.

Allen recorded over 52 record albums/CD’s, including the May 1993 release of “Steve Allen Plays Jazz Tonight” for the Concord Jazz label; the 1996 releases of “Steve Allen Plays HI-FI Music For Influentials”; “Steve Allen On The Air! The Classic Comedy Of Steve Allen” ;”Words & Music: The Songs Of Steve Allen” for the Varese Sarabande label; “Keep Swingin’” & “Fast Cars & Fascinating Women: The Tom Kubis Big Band Plays Steve Allen” on the SeaBreeze Jazz Label; and “Steve Allen’s 75th Birthday Celebration” released on March 10, 1998 for the Valley Entertainment label.

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