Saturday, August 28, 2004

Allen, Stephen Valentine Patrick William

American entertainer, composer, and author (b. Dec. 26, 1921, New York, N.Y. - d. Oct. 30, 2000, Encino, Calif.), was a prolific, versatile, creative, and influential modern-day renaissance man. Although he could be considered to have made his greatest impact when he created and hosted what became The Tonight Show - the mold for television talk shows - he also composed thousands of songs (his best known:


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