REMEMBERING STEVE ALLEN
Comedian, composer and the first host of ‘The Tonight Show’ Steve Allen died on this day, October 30, 2000, of a heart attack at the age of 78.
He was born December 26, 1921 (Capricorn) in New York City.
“If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow.”
During a broadcast in 1959, he had this now-famous laughing fit.
“Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable.”
Jack Kerouac was one of his guests.
Steverino wrote more than 8,500 songs, some of which were recorded by many leading singers of the day. He also wrote more than 50 books, including novels, children’s books, and books of opinions.