Birth Name: Steve Allen
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Encino, California, USA
Born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen on Dec. 26, 1921 in New York City, he was the son of Carroll and Isabelle Allen, a husband and wife vaudevillian team. Sadly, Allen's father died before he reached the age of two, necessitating the boy's relocation to Chicago's South Side, where he was raised by his mother's family. After high school graduation, he briefly attended Des Moines' Drake University on a journalism scholarship before transferring to Arizona State Teacher's College. During his sophomore year, Allen left college and took a job in radio at Phoenix's Station KOY for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Stationed at Camp Roberts, CA, Allen saw no combat and was ev...
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