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Steve Allen signs a document agreeing to a guest appearance without compensation on the KABC Radio program Jackson.
Document Signed: "Steve Allen". 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1981 December 7. Allen agrees to a guest appearance without compensation on the KABC Radio program Jackson to discuss his book Funny People. Breaking into showbiz as a radio disc jockey, the multitalented Steve Allen (1921-2000) learned that inserting humor would draw a lot more attention to himself than merely announcing. In order to supply himself with an endless stream of material, he memorized every joke book and "college humor" magazine that he could get his hands on; the result was his uncanny ability to conjure up precisely the right wisecrack at the right time. Allen received his first network exposure in 1949, and he was also featured in several films, including Down Memory Lane (1949) and I'll Get By (1950). In 1953, Allen was hired to host a local late-night program on New York's WNBC-TV, which later developed into the NBC network's Tonight Show. Allen was also an accomplished composer (he wrote over 7,400 songs, including his signature song This Could Be The Start of Something Big) and piano player, and he filled up his spare time by writing more than 50 books as well as plays and magazine articles. Allen was married to actress Jayne Meadows from 1954 until his death. Both Allen and Meadows were nominated for Emmy Awards for a joint guest appearance on the TV series LA Law, and the couple also appeared together on Allen's memorable PBS miniseries Meeting of Minds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: December 26, 1921 in New York City, New York
Died: October 30, 2000 in Encino, California

Film Credits
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Sound), The New Steve Allen Show (Sound), Midnight Caller (Sound), Meeting of Minds (Writer), 2012 Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (Other), 2012 Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read (in person), 2010 Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead (Other), 2009 A Mime's Life (Other), 2008 Pioneers of Television (in person), 2007 Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (Other), 2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (Other), 2006 Elvis: Broadcasting Live (Other), 2005 WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 (Other), 2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn (Other), 2003 The Desilu Story (Other), 2003 Stealing Sinatra (Sound), 2003 Stealing Christmas (Sound), 2003 Biography (Other), 2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture (Other), 2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years (Other), 2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years (Other), 2002 Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion (Other), 2002 Milton Berle: An All-Star Tribute to 'Mr. Television' (in person), 2002 Elvis Presley: His Early Performances (Other), 2001 The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (Other), 2001 Serendipity (Sound), 2001 Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (Other), 2001 Blow (Sound), 2001 Black and White Overnight (in person), 2000 The Talk Show Story (in person), 2000 The Mark Twain Prize: Jonathan Winters (in person), 2000 Small Time Crooks (Sound), 2000 Let Me In, I Hear Laughter (in person), 2000 Isn't She Great (Sound), 2000 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1999 The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (in person), 1999 The Century (in person), 1999 E! True Hollywood Story (in person), 1999 Diagnosis Murder (Performer), 1999 American Veteran Awards (Performer), 1999 American Masters (Other), 1998 Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a (Other), 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (Performer), 1998 Remembering Elvis (in person), 1998 Pinky and the Brain (in person), 1998 NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II (in person), 1998 Martian Mania: The True Story of The War of the Worlds (in person), 1998 Life and Times (in person), 1998 Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (in person), 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (Sound), 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (Performer), 1998 Heroes of Comedy (in person), 1998 Bravo Profiles (Other), 1997 The Works (Other), 1997 The Legend of Forrest Tucker (in person), 1997 Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration (in person), 1997 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (in person), 1997 Sinatra: A Passionate Life (in person), 1997 Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast (in person), 1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (in person), 1997 No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg (Other), 1997 Love, Lust & Marriage: Why We Stray and Why We Stay (in person), 1997 Howard Stern: Shut Up and Listen (in person), 1997 Clockwatchers (Sound), 1997 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television (in person), 1996-2001 Biography (in person), 1996 James Dean: A Portrait (in person), 1996 Hard Core Logo (Sound), 1996 Don't Quit Your Day Job (Performer), 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (Other), 1996 Celebrity Recordathon (in person), 1996 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1995 The Simpsons (in person), 1995 The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (in person), 1995 Pioneers of Primetime (in person), 1995 Jackie Mason: An Equal Opportunity Offender (in person), 1995 Comic Relief VII (in person), 1995 Casino (in person), 1994 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in person), 1994 The St. Tammany Miracle (Performer), 1994 The Critic (in person), 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (Sound), 1994 Hal Roach: King of Laughter (in person), 1993 The Unknown Marx Brothers (in person), 1993 The Bold and the Beautiful (in person), 1993 Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (in person), 1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (in person), 1993 King B: A Life in the Movies (in person), 1993 For Goodness Sake (Performer), 1993 Candles, Snow and Mistletoe (Sound), 1993 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (in person), 1992 Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 (in person), 1992 The Simpsons (Performer), 1992 The Player (in person), 1992 Sleazemania on Parade (in person), 1992 One on One with John Tesh (in person), 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (Sound), 1992 A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy (in person), 1991 The Simpsons (Sound), 1991 Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show (in person), 1991 George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (in person), 1991 Amen (in person), 1990 WrestleMania VI (in person), 1990 The Long Walk Home (Sound), 1990 Newton's Apple (in person), 1990 Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (Other), 1990 Live with Kelly and Michael (in person), 1990 Goodfellas (Sound), 1989-2012 American Masters (in person), 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (in person), 1989 The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards (in person), 1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (in person), 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (in person), 1989 Couch Potatoes (in person), 1988 The I'm Exhausted Concert (in person), 1988 The Best of Gleason 2 (in person), 1988 The 30th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1988 Stand-up Comics Take a Stand (in person), 1988 Let's Get Lost (Sound), 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (in person), 1987-1988 St. Elsewhere (Performer), 1987 This Is Your Life (in person), 1987 The Wil Shriner Show (in person), 1987 The Love Boat (in person), 1987 The Beat Generation: An American Dream (in person), 1987 The 39th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1987 SNAFU: The World's Screwiest Foul-Ups! (in person), 1987 Mancini and Friends (in person), 1987 Elvis '56 (Other), 1987 Dr. Ruth Westheimer (in person), 1987 Comic Relief '87 (in person), 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon (in person), 1986/I Comic Relief (in person), 1986-1989 The New Hollywood Squares (in person), 1986 What Happened to Kerouac (in person), 1986 The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards (in person), 1986 The 38th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1986 Riptide (Performer), 1986 NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (in person), 1986 George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (in person), 1986 Classic Comedy Teams (in person), 1985 The Start of Something Big (in person), 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Other), 1985 Hotel (Performer), 1985 All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (in person), 1985 Alice in Wonderland (Performer), 1985 A Museum of Broadcasting Tribute: Milton Berle - Mr. Television (Performer), 1984 TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (Other), 1984 The Ratings Game (in person), 1984 The 36th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1984 The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame (in person), 1984 Stooge Snapshots (in person), 1984 Steve Allen's Music Room (Producer), 1984 Steve Allen's Music Room (Performer), 1984 Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (in person), 1984 Don't Ask Me, Ask God (in person), 1984 A Toast to Lenny (in person), 1983 The Funny Farm (in person), 1983 The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1983 Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night (in person), 1983 Starfest: The Stars Salute Public Television (in person), 1983 Salute! (Other), 1983 Salute! (in person), 1983 Life's Most Embarrassing Moments (in person), 1983 Here's Television Entertainment (in person), 1983 Fantasy Island (Performer), 1982 Tom Cottle: Up Close (in person), 1982 The Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 1982 Nurse (Performer), 1982 Night of 100 Stars (in person), 1982 I've Had It Up to Here (in person), 1982 Hart to Hart (in person), 1982 Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius (in person), 1981 Wait Till We're 65 (in person), 1981 This Is Elvis (Other), 1981 This Is Elvis (Sound), 1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (in person), 1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (Writer), 1981 Something Spectacular with Steve Allen (in person), 1981 Password Plus (in person), 1980 Today (in person), 1980 The John Davidson Show (in person), 1980 The Gossip Columnist (Performer), 1980 The Big Show (in person), 1980 The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1980 Solid Gold (in person), 1980 Heart Beat (in person), 1980 Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre (in person), 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (in person), 1979 The Arthur Godfrey Special (in person), 1979 The Alan Hamel Show (in person), 1979 Stone (in person), 1979 Sha Na Na (in person), 1979 Meeting of Minds (Performer), 1979 Everyday (in person), 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65 (Performer), 1978 The Vent Event (in person), 1978 The Jim Nabors Show (in person), 1978 On Location: Myron Cohen (in person), 1978 Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee (in person), 1978 Hey, Abbott! (in person), 1978 Good Morning America (in person), 1978 America 2-Night (in person), 1977-1981 Meeting of Minds (in person), 1977 The Love Boat (Performer), 1977 The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! (in person), 1977 The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1977 Lucy Calls the President (in person), 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (Performer), 1976 The Second Annual Comedy Awards (in person), 1976 The Good Old Days of Radio (in person), 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (Performer), 1976 Joys (in person), 1975/I The Sunshine Boys (in person), 1975-1979 Dinah! (in person), 1975 The Annual National Sports Awards (in person), 1975 Mitzi and a Hundred Guys (in person), 1975 Medical Center (Performer), 1975 Laugh Back (in person), 1974 Witness to Yesterday (Performer), 1974 The Snoop Sisters (in person), 1974 Match Game 73 (in person), 1974 James Dean Remembered (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1973 The Vin Scully Show (in person), 1973 McCloud (Performer), 1972 The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (in person), 1972 Stand Up and Cheer (in person), 1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (in person), 1972 Lenny Bruce Without Tears (Other), 1972 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1971 The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1971 Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About (in person), 1971 All About Faces (in person), 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (Performer), 1970 The Irv Kupcinet Show (in person), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970 Playboy After Dark (in person), 1970 Love, American Style (Performer), 1969 The Comic (Performer), 1969 The Bob Hope Show (Performer), 1969 Sounds of Summer: The Blossom Music Center with Pierre Boulez (in person), 1969 Music Scene (in person), 1969 Della (in person), 1968-1970 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1968-1969 The Steve Allen Show (in person), 1968-1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out (Performer), 1968 The Steve Allen Show (Writer), 1968 The Steve Allen Show (Producer), 1968 The Pat Boone Show (in person), 1968 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1968 Showtime (in person), 1968 Romp!!! (in person), 1968 Now You See It, Now You Don't (Performer), 1968 A Man Called Dagger (Sound), 1968 A Man Called Dagger (Sound), 1967-1968 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1967-1968 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1967 Warning Shot (Performer), 1967 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (in person), 1967 The Hollywood Stars of Tomorrow Awards (in person), 1967 Get Smart (Performer), 1967 All-Star Benefit Celebrity Baseball Game (in person), 1966-1967 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1966 The Universal Mind of Bill Evans (in person), 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (in person), 1966 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1966 Hollywood Deb Star Ball (in person), 1966 Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (Performer), 1966 Batman (Performer), 1965-1976 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1965 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1965 The Celebrity Game (in person), 1965 Fanfare (in person), 1965 76th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (in person), 1964-1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1964-1975 The Mike Douglas Show (in person), 1964 That Was the Week That Was (in person), 1964 Summer Playhouse (Performer), 1964 Freedom Spectacular (in person), 1963-1964 The Judy Garland Show (in person), 1963 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1963 The Jerry Lewis Show (Performer), 1962-1964 The Steve Allen Playhouse (in person), 1962 The Steve Allen Playhouse (Producer), 1962 The Steve Allen Playhouse (Writer), 1962 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1962 Something's Got to Give (Performer), 1962 Jazz Scene USA (Producer), 1961-1967 I've Got a Secret (in person), 1961-1964 The New Steve Allen Show (in person), 1961 The Magic Fountain (Sound), 1961 The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (Performer), 1960 Swinging Spiketaculars (in person), 1960 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1960 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1960 College Confidential (Performer), 1960 About Faces (in person), 1959 The Thin Man (Performer), 1959 The Bob Cummings Show (in person), 1959 The Big Circus (in person), 1958-1959 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1958 This Is Your Life (in person), 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1958 The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams (in person), 1957 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (in person), 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (in person), 1957 The Mike Wallace Interview (in person), 1956-1967 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1956-1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1956 Your Hit Parade (Sound), 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (Sound), 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (Performer), 1956 Sunday Spectacular: The Bachelor (Sound), 1956 Matinee Theatre (Performer), 1956 Kraft Theatre (Performer), 1955-1960 Person to Person (in person), 1955 Picnic (Sound), 1955 Allen in Movieland (in person), 1954 The Dave Garroway Show (in person), 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (Performer), 1953-1957 Tonight! (in person), 1953-1955 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1953 Tonight! (Writer), 1953 The Name's the Same (in person), 1953 The Arthur Murray Party (in person), 1953 Talent Patrol (Performer), 1953 Nothing But the Best (in person), 1953 Danger (Performer), 1953 Danger (Writer), 1951-1967 What's My Line (in person), 1951 The Faye Emerson Show (in person), 1950 The Steve Allen Show (Performer), 1950 Songs for Sale (in person), 1950 I'll Get By (Performer), 1949 Down Memory Lane (Writer), 1949 Down Memory Lane (Producer), 1949 Down Memory Lane (in person)

Theatre Credits
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