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Steve Allen

1921 - 2000

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Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television and radio personality, comedian, musician, composer, writer and actor. In 1954, he achieved national fame as the co-creator and first host of The Tonight Show, which was the first late-night television talk show.Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best known for his extensive network television career. He gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Allen has received more than 2,993,354 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Steve Allen is the 37th most popular presenter (down from 32nd in 2019), the 6,625th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,694th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Presenter.

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  • 46.53

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  • 23

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  • 1.83

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  • 4.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Steve Allen ranks 37 out of 110Before him are Barbara Walters, Joey Bishop, Phil McGraw, Alex Trebek, Jô Soares, and Casey Kasem. After him are Rush Limbaugh, Regis Philbin, Sabine Schmitz, Benny Hinn, Stefan Raab, and Bob Barker.

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Among people born in 1921, Steve Allen ranks 296Before him are Al Pease, Tore Sjöstrand, Giorgio Scarlatti, Roberto Tucci, Alenush Terian, and Aldo Gordini. After him are Carlo Parola, Ursula Franklin, Egon Jönsson, Roman Abelevich Kachanov, Norman Joseph Woodland, and John Russell. Among people deceased in 2000, Steve Allen ranks 202Before him are Enric Valor i Vives, Alexandros Nikolopoulos, Antti Hyvärinen, Henck Arron, Gerardo Romero, and Yokozuna. After him are Vicente Asensi, Charles F. Hockett, Carlo Parola, Billy Barty, Göran Tunström, and Corneliu Mănescu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Allen ranks 6,625 out of 18,182Before him are Steve Wynn (1942), Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), America Ferrera (1984), Tom Verlaine (1949), and Beverly Sills (1929). After him are Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), John Warnock (1940), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954), Medgar Evers (1925), Michael Angelo Batio (1956), and Sting (1959).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Steve Allen ranks 22Before him are Mike Bongiorno (1924), Conan O'Brien (1963), Barbara Walters (1929), Joey Bishop (1918), Phil McGraw (1950), and Casey Kasem (1932). After him are Rush Limbaugh (1951), Regis Philbin (1931), Bob Barker (1923), Jon Stewart (1962), Ryan Dunn (1977), and Jimmy Kimmel (1967).