Steve Allen

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (7)

  • Steve Allen: Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.

  • Steve Allen: Nothing is better than the unintended humor of reality.

  • Steve Allen: Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless.

  • (replying to a psychologist that stated man's two greatest fears were loud noises and falling) Steve Allen: I have a great fear, of making a loud noise while falling.

  • Steve Allen: When I ad-lib something, I laugh. I laugh for the same reasons the audience does; I've never heard that joke before -- and I'm just as surprised as they are.

  • Steve Allen: (Standing next to George Burns during the first nationally broadcast Emmy awards.) Well, here we are. Burns and Allen.

  • Steve Allen: Hosting a talk show is the easiest job anybody ever had.

Trivia (12)

  • Steve was six feet three inches tall.

  • Steve enlisted in the Army in WWII and became an infatryman; he was discharged early, though, due to asthma.

  • Steve was cited as "the most prolific songwriter of modern times" in the 1985 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records.

  • Steve's sister-in-law was actress Audrey Meadows.

  • Steve composed the score for the spy-film flop A Man Called Dagger (1967).

  • Steve was president of the Encino, CA Little League baseball organization.

  • Steve was inducted into Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1986.

  • Steve wrote more than 50 books and 7400 songs.

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