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Marty Allen sends an autograph letter to Phyllis Diller who writes a note on it.
Autograph Note unsigned, 1 page, 5½x8½. No place, no date. On Allen's personal "Hello Dere!" letterhead. In full: "Century Towers/2220 Ave of the Stars/Los Angeles/90067/Calif/[phone number]". Three notes at bottom, the first in Phyllis Diller's hand: "Paula - Book, pls." Followed by ink note and pencil note in unknown hand(s): "then return this to me" and "DONE". With his distinctive hair and eyeballs, comedian Allen looks as if he has just been electrocuted. With Steve Rossi, he formed a popular comedy team of the 1960s, appearing frequently on Hollywood Palace and The Ed Sullivan Show (Sullivan liked to have them as guests during appearances by The Beatles). MARTY ALLEN appeared occasionally in films thereafter, including The Last of the Secret Agents (1966), The Great Waltz (1972) and Cannonball Run II (1984). Comedienne Phyllis Diller (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000, the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Frayed top edge. Light corner creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Film Credits
2012 Finding the Funny (in person), 2008 Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories (Other), 2004 Goodnight, We Love You (in person), 1999 The Di Palma Forum at UNLV (in person), 1996 For Which He Stands (in person), 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (Performer), 1989 Fishing Funnies (in person), 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (in person), 1985 Benson (Performer), 1984 The Naked Face (Performer), 1984 Cannonball Run II (Performer), 1983 Tom Cottle: Up Close (in person), 1983 Circus of the Stars #8 (in person), 1982 Madame's Place (in person), 1982 Circus of the Stars #7 (in person), 1981 The Palace (in person), 1981 The Alan Thicke Show (in person), 1981 Circus of the Stars #6 (in person), 1980 Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (Performer), 1980 Sha Na Na (in person), 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (Performer), 1980 Circus of the Stars #5 (in person), 1979 Flying High (Performer), 1979 Circus of the Stars #4 (in person), 1979 Circus of the Stars #3 (in person), 1979 Bonkers! (in person), 1977 Circus of the Stars #2 (in person), 1977 Circus of the Stars (in person), 1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (Performer), 1977 A Whale of a Tale (Performer), 1976 Wonderbug (in person), 1976 Monster Squad (Performer), 1976 Joys (in person), 1976 ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek (in person), 1975 Mitzi and a Hundred Guys (in person), 1975 Celebrity Bowling (in person), 1974 The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards (in person), 1974 Harrad Summer (Performer), 1974 Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (Performer), 1973 The Christmas Visit (Performer), 1972 The Great Waltz (Performer), 1972 The Ballad of Billie Blue (Performer), 1971 This Is Your Life (in person), 1971 The Virginia Graham Show (in person), 1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (Performer), 1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood (in person), 1970-1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970 The Movie Game (in person), 1970 The Hollywood Palace (Other), 1970 Mister Jerico (Performer), 1970 He Said, She Said (in person), 1970 Changing Scene II (in person), 1969-1971 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1969-1970 The Barbara McNair Show (in person), 1969-1970 Della (in person), 1969 The Storybook Squares (in person), 1969 The Bob Hope Show (Performer), 1969 Love, American Style (Performer), 1969 Funny You Should Ask (in person), 1969 Allen Ludden's Gallery (in person), 1968 The Woody Woodbury Show (in person), 1968 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1968 The Joan Rivers Show (in person), 1968 The Big Valley (Performer), 1968 Operation: Entertainment (in person), 1967-1975 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1967-1968 Personality (in person), 1967 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1967 Dream Girl of '67 (in person), 1966-1980 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1966-1973 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1966 Today (in person), 1966 The Linkletter Show (in person), 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents (Performer), 1966 The Face Is Familiar (in person), 1965-1973 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1965 Vacation Playhouse (Performer), 1965 The Price Is Right (in person), 1965 Fanfare (in person), 1964-1967 What's My Line (in person), 1964-1966 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1964-1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (Sound), 1964 To Tell the Truth (in person), 1964 The New Steve Allen Show (in person), 1964 Password All-Stars (in person), 1962-1963 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1962 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1961-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (in person)

Theatre Credits
#tcbgn#I Had a Ball - Performer#tidbgn#2647#tidend##tcend# - Staging (December 15, 1964 - June 12, 1965), Hot Spot - Performer (April 19, 1963 - May 25, 1963), Nowhere to Go But Up - Performer (November 10, 1962 - November 17, 1962), Let It Ride! - Performer (October 12, 1961 - December 9, 1961)

Born: July 17, 1917 in Lima, Ohio
Died: August 20, 2012 in Brentwood, California

Film Credits
2013 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Other), 2012 Sunset Strip (in person), 2012 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (in person), 2012 American Masters (Other), 2011 Roseanne's Nuts (in person), 2011 My Favourite Joke (Other), 2011 Looking for Lenny (in person), 2011 Celebrity Ghost Stories (in person), 2010 When the World Breaks (in person), 2010 VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession (Other), 2010 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Other), 2010 I Am Comic (in person), 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (in person), 2009 How to Live Forever (in person), 2009 Found Footage Festival Volume 4: Live in Tucson (in person), 2009 Family Dinner (Performer), 2008-2013 Pioneers of Television (in person), 2008 The 6th Annual TV Land Awards (in person), 2008 Light of Olympia (Performer), 2008 Celebrity Art Show (in person), 2007-2013 The Bold and the Beautiful (Other), 2007 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in person), 2007 The Still Life (Other), 2007 Living the Still Life (in person), 2007 Boston Legal (in person), 2007 American Masters (in person), 2006-2007 Family Guy (Performer), 2006 Who Killed the Electric Car (in person), 2006 Unbeat_able Harold (Performer), 2006 The Megan Mullally Show (in person), 2006 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (in person), 2006 The Book of Daniel (Performer), 2006 Robot Chicken (in person), 2006 Knock Knock with Fred Willard (in person), 2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (in person), 2006 I've Got a Secret (in person), 2006 Girls Who Do: Comedy (in person), 2006 Forget About It (Performer), 2006 Casper's Scare School (Performer), 2005-2007 The View (in person), 2005-2006 TV Land's Top Ten (in person), 2005 The Aristocrats (in person), 2005 Robot Chicken (Performer), 2005 Quintuplets (Performer), 2005 Madman Muntz: American Maverick (in person), 2005 Dennis Miller (in person), 2004 West from North Goes South (Performer), 2004 The Wayne Brady Show (in person), 2004 The Powerpuff Girls (Performer), 2004 Motocross Kids (Performer), 2004 Goodnight, We Love You (in person), 2003-2004 Last Comic Standing (in person), 2003 The Real Roseanne Show (in person), 2003 Street Smarts (in person), 2003 Star Dates (in person), 2003 Life with Bonnie (Performer), 2003 Bob Hope at 100 (in person), 2003 Bitter Jester (in person), 2003 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (in person), 2003 100 Years of Hope and Humor (in person), 2002-2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Performer), 2002-2004 Hollywood Squares (in person), 2002 The Last Place on Earth (Performer), 2002 The Drew Carey Show (Performer), 2002 The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... (in person), 2002 Hip! Edgy! Quirky! (Performer), 2002 Even Stevens (Performer), 2002 Entertaining the Troops: Bob Hope & the USO (in person), 2002 Art of Darkness: A Night Gallery Retrospective (in person), 2001-2005 Larry King Live (in person), 2001-2002 Titus (Performer), 2001 Kiss My Act (in person), 2001 E! Mysteries & Scandals (in person), 2001 Arli$$ (in person), 2001 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (in person), 2000-2003 E! True Hollywood Story (in person), 2000 Playboy: The Party Continues (Other), 2000 Pajama Party (in person), 2000 Let Me In, I Hear Laughter (in person), 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (Performer), 2000 Everything's Jake (Performer), 2000 Emily of New Moon (Other), 1999-2003 7th Heaven (Performer), 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (Performer), 1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker (Performer), 1999 The Debtors (Performer), 1999 The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (in person), 1999 King of the Hill (Performer), 1999 Hey Arnold! (Performer), 1998-1999 Emily of New Moon (Performer), 1998 The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (Other), 1998 MADtv (in person), 1998 Heroes of Comedy (in person), 1998 Diagnosis Murder (in person), 1998 Animaniacs (Performer), 1998 A Bug's Life (Performer), 1997-2012 The Bold and the Beautiful (Performer), 1997 The Annual Museum of Television and Radio Gala (in person), 1997 Peoria Babylon (Performer), 1997 A Tribute to Bob Hope (in person), 1996 You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2 (in person), 1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (in person), 1996 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (in person), 1996 Cybill (in person), 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (Other), 1996 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary (in person), 1995-1998 Biography (in person), 1995 Young Comedians (in person), 1995 Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special (Other), 1995 50 Years of Funny Females (Other), 1994 The Silence of the Hams (Performer), 1994 The Best of the Don Lane Show (Other), 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Performer), 1994 Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland (in person), 1994 Boy Meets World (Performer), 1994 Bob Hope's Birthday Memories (in person), 1994 Blossom (in person), 1993-1994 Blossom (Performer), 1993 The Perfect Man (Performer), 1993 Hollywood Women (in person), 1993 Dream On (Performer), 1993 Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (in person), 1993 Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories (Other), 1992-1994 Vicki! (in person), 1992 Wisecracks (in person), 1992 The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards (in person), 1992 Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue (Performer), 1992 Bob Hope Presents the Ladies of Laughter (in person), 1992 Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and (in person), 1991 The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 (Other), 1991 The Chuck Woolery Show (in person), 1991 The Boneyard (Performer), 1991 The 51th Annual Golden Apple Awards (in person), 1991 One on One with John Tesh (in person), 1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (Performer), 1990 The Nutcracker Prince (Performer), 1990 The Horror Hall of Fame (in person), 1990 The Home Show (in person), 1990 Ole! It's Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Music from (in person), 1990 Happily Ever After (Performer), 1990 227 (Performer), 1989-1990 Live with Kelly and Michael (in person), 1989 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (in person), 1989 Reading Rainbow (in person), 1989 Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (Performer), 1989 A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera (in person), 1988-1989 Super Password (in person), 1988 We Can Keep You Forever (Other), 1988 The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (in person), 1988 Night Heat (Performer), 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (in person), 1988 Full House (in person), 1988 Doctor Hackenstein (Performer), 1988 Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World (in person), 1988 Blackout (in person), 1988 America's Tribute to Bob Hope (in person), 1987-1989 The New Hollywood Squares (in person), 1987 The Wil Shriner Show (in person), 1987 The 32th Annual Thalians Ball (in person), 1987 Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (Performer), 1987 Hungry for Your Love (in person), 1987 How to Have a Moneymaking Garage Sale (in person), 1987 Bob Hope Salutes the U.S.A.F. 40th Anniversary (in person), 1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass (Performer), 1986 The Bob Monkhouse Show (in person), 1986 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (in person), 1986 Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (in person), 1986 All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle (in person), 1985 The Jeffersons (in person), 1985 The Holywood Reporter Salutes Radie Harris (in person), 1985 Tales from the Darkside (Performer), 1985 Glitter (Performer), 1985 Circus of the Stars #10 (in person), 1985 Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming London Royal Gala (in person), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person), 1984-1985 Body Language (in person), 1984 Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (in person), 1984 TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (Other), 1984 The Great Standups (Other), 1984 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins (in person), 1984 Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (in person), 1984 Hot Potato (in person), 1984 As the World Turns (Performer), 1983 Happy Birthday, Bob! (in person), 1983 George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (in person), 1983 Family Feud (in person), 1983 Circus of the Stars #8 (in person), 1983 Breakaway (in person), 1982 Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (in person), 1982 Tom Cottle: Up Close (in person), 1982 Tattletales (in person), 1982 Pink Motel (Performer), 1982 Madame's Place (in person), 1981 The Bob Hope Funny Valentine Special (in person), 1981 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (in person), 1981 Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (in person), 1980-1981 The Alan Thicke Show (in person), 1979-1982 The Love Boat (Performer), 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (in person), 1979 Everyday (in person), 1979 Dance Fever (in person), 1979 Bonkers! (in person), 1979 A Pleasure Doing Business (Performer), 1978 The People's Command Performance (in person), 1978 The Jim Nabors Show (in person), 1978 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman (in person), 1978 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns (in person), 1978 Leapin' Lizards, It's Liberace! (in person), 1978 Happy Birthday, Bob (in person), 1978 Good Morning America (in person), 1978 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White (in person), 1978 Christmas at Walt Disney World (in person), 1978 CHiPs (Performer), 1978 All-Star Salute to Women's Sports (in person), 1977 Sha Na Na (in person), 1977 On Location (in person), 1976-1979 The Alan Hamel Show (in person), 1976 The Muppet Show (in person), 1976 The David Steinberg Show (in person), 1976 New American Bandstand 1965 (in person), 1976 Joys (in person), 1976 Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon (in person), 1975/I The Sunshine Boys (in person), 1975 The Lion Roars Again (in person), 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Michael Landon (in person), 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (in person), 1975 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jackie Gleason (in person), 1975 The 11th Annual Publicists Guild of America Awards (in person), 1975 Don Adams' Screen Test (in person), 1974-1979 Dinah! (in person), 1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas (in person), 1974 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1973 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (Performer), 1973 The Vin Scully Show (in person), 1973 The Shape of Things (Performer), 1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (in person), 1972 The Mouse Factory (in person), 1972 The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (in person), 1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (in person), 1971-1973 Flip (in person), 1971-1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (Performer), 1971 This Is Tom Jones (in person), 1971 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (in person), 1971 The Pearl Bailey Show (in person), 1971 Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About (in person), 1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood (in person), 1970-1971 The Jim Nabors Hour (in person), 1970-1971 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1970 The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (in person), 1970 The Hollywood Palace (Other), 1970 The Harry Secombe Show (in person), 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (in person), 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (Performer), 1970 Music Hall (in person), 1970 Maggie's Place (in person), 1970 He Said, She Said (in person), 1969-1973 Love, American Style (Performer), 1969-1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 1969 The Mike Douglas Christmas Special (in person), 1969 The Liberace Show (in person), 1969 The John Davidson Show (in person), 1969 The Good Guys (Performer), 1969 The Adding Machine (Performer), 1969 That's Life (Performer), 1969 Get Smart (Performer), 1968-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (in person), 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (Performer), 1968 The Movie Orgy (Other), 1968 The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (in person), 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1968 Silent Treatment (in person), 1968 Showtime (in person), 1968 Rowan & Martin at the Movies (in person), 1968 Jack Benny's Bag (in person), 1968 Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady (Performer), 1967-1980 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1967-1971 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1967-1970 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1967-1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1967 The Pat Boone Show (in person), 1967 The Carol Burnett Show (in person), 1967 P.D.Q. (in person), 1967 Mad Monster Party (Performer), 1967 Gypsy (in person), 1967 Eight on the Lam (Performer), 1967 Dateline: Hollywood (in person), 1966-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1966-1969 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1966-1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (Performer), 1966 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1966 The Jack Benny Hour (in person), 1966 The Fat Spy (Performer), 1966 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (Sound), 1966 The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show (in person), 1966 The 38th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1966 Hollywood Star Spangled Revue (in person), 1966 Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (Performer), 1966 Batman (Performer), 1965-1974 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1965-1967 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1965 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (in person), 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (in person), 1964-1977 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1964-1966 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1964 What's This Song (in person), 1964 The Match Game (in person), 1964 That Regis Philbin Show (in person), 1963-1982 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1963-1972 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1963-1964 What's My Line (in person), 1962-1965 The Jack Paar Program (in person), 1962-1964 The Linkletter Show (in person), 1961-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1961 Splendor in the Grass (Performer), 1958-1961 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1958 You Bet Your Life (in person)

Theatre Credits
Hello, Dolly! - Performer (January 16, 1964 - December 27, 1970)

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