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OBITUARY

Marty Allen

March 23, 1923February 12, 2018

Mr. “hello dere,” Marty Allen, 95 of Las Vegas, Nevada died February 12th in his hometown of Las Vegas. Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Louis and Elsie Alpern. After graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School during World War II, he joined the Air Corps. He was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant and earned a Soldier’s Medal for his bravery during a fire which happened while a plane was being refueled. His heroism also earned him a full-dress parade.

After the war, Marty attended the University of Southern California where he studied journalism. He was still doing a comedy act in small clubs, but to supplement his GI Bill allotment, he became the first door-to-door dance salesman for a while. Eventually, the night club act became lucrative enough to cause him to leave college.

During the 1950s, Marty worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughn, Eydie Gorme, and Nat King Cole. It was during this time that he became part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with Steve Rossi.

That association produced a string of hit comedy albums, 40 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the film The Last of the Secret Agents.

Marty eventually began performing dramatic roles. His debut as a serious actor came on The Big Valley TV series. Marty appeared in several other dramatic productions, including Mister Jerico, The Ballad of Billie Blue and a Rod Serling Night Gallery segment.

Throughout the 1970s and into the '80s, Marty made hundreds of TV appearances, becoming a regular on Hollywood Squares. He also appeared on Circus of the Stars, on game shows such as Password, and in ten made-for-television movies.

Marty was married to his partner on and off stage, Karon Kate Blackwell and to Lorraine ‘Frenchy’ Trydelle.

He is survived by his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of Marty.

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Anne Hill

May 28, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the "...God of all comfort..." be with you during this sad time.

March 6, 2018

So many people felt the same way I did about Marty. We will all miss him. May you gain comfort as you remember the good times.

Ramona & Canisha

February 23, 2018

To the Allen Family
At this grievous time you may feel as Eccelesiates 3:4 states, "a time to weep and a time to laugh. " Please take solace in knowing that Marty bought a lot of humor to many generations and that is pleasing to our happy God. Psalms 144:15.

Sue Kasparek

February 23, 2018

You have our sympathies. We met him once in Las Vegas while walking down the hall to his performance. He came out from a hidden doorway into the hall and scared the daylights out of me! He laughed and laughed at my reaction! What a good time we had that evening. He will be missed.

February 23, 2018

Extending heartfelt condolences to family, friends and fans of Marty. I enjoyed his contribution to the entertainment industry for many years. He will truly be missed. May your treasured memories comfort and strengthen you during the difficult days ahead.

February 23, 2018

Heartfelt sympathy to Marty Allen's wife and other family members. May God be with you to give you comfort and peace. Psalm 57:1

Chris

February 23, 2018

What a great guy who never stopped making me laugh. I met him at Gam Wash a Chinese restaurant by the old Roosevelt's Raceway.He joined us after the races and it was one of the most memorable nights we ever had after the track. May he rest n peace..

I

February 21, 2018

Sir. Marty Allen,
What a wonderful man and entertainer! Class, wit and major enthusiasm rolled into one.
One of the Highlights of my former Vegas Living / Performing as a Concert Tenor for 14 years.
I loved Marty instantly and he loved me and my hair! I found Marty to be one of the
most real, genuine, kind and incredibly talented artists on earth.
"What a True Star!"
The Highlight of Vegas as well as Mary Kaye from The Mary Kaye Trio and Singer Michaelina.

huguette shaver

February 20, 2018

we lost the nicest guy and fabulous comedian this world has known. hello dere in heaven.

February 20, 2018

My condolences to your family, to brought brightness and love into this world but most importantly laughter.

FROM THE FAMILY