December 26: Happy Birthday, Steve Allen
Born December 26th, 1921, Steve Allen was an American television personality, actor, and comedian best known for the Steve Allen Show.
Our Miss Brooks, exposing him to a national audience for the first time in his career.
Making the leap to TV, Allen helped to create the Tonight Show with Sylvester “Pat” Weaver. Several years later, NBC offered him his own prime time slot that would compete with The Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately, the TV Western Maverick was often able to best both Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen in audience size.
Allen passed away on October 30th, 2000 from a massive heart attack. He now has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - one for radio, and one for television.