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.
Steve was given the Lifetime Acheievement Award in Comedy at the American Comedy Awards in 1987.
Steve was given the Peabody Award in 1978.
In the mid '70s Steve Allen helped his game partner, a pre-"Three's Company" Richard Kline, win $10,000 on "The $10,000 Pyramid" when Kline was a contestant while working as a waiter in NYC.
He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: a tv one at 1720 Vine Street and a radio one at 1537 Vine Street.
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.