Steve Allen

1921 - 2000

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Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steve Allen has received more than 2,201,559 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Steve Allen is the 32nd most popular presenter, the 5,698th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,441st in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Presenter.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 59.64

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Steve Allen ranks 32 out of 109Before him are Thomas Gottschalk, David Frost, Barbara Walters, Casey Kasem, Phil McGraw, and Jô Soares. After him are Bob Barker, Joey Bishop, Yoo Jae-suk, Rush Limbaugh, Stefan Raab, and Jon Stewart.

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Among people born in 1921, Steve Allen ranks 260Before him are Joe Fagan, Betty Hutton, Lis Hartel, Adolf Wiklund, Harold Agnew, and Jeanne Demessieux. After him are Herb Ellis, Ferenc Karinthy, Francis Blanche, Ottavio Missoni, Diana Barrymore, and Egon Jönsson. Among people deceased in 2000, Steve Allen ranks 184Before him are Alexandros Nikolopoulos, Pote Sarasin, William Porter, Johannes Virolainen, Stanislav Stratiev, and Alan Hovhaness. After him are Gwen Verdon, Antti Hyvärinen, Johann Urbanek, Vladimir Bagirov, Göran Tunström, and Egon Jönsson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steve Allen ranks 5,698 out of 15,968Before him are Arthur Freed (1894), Victor Buono (1938), Duane Eddy (1938), Carl A. Wirtanen (1910), Bobby Womack (1944), and Stephen Sommers (1962). After him are Lou Donaldson (1926), Scott Caan (1976), Vernon A. Walters (1917), Muhtar Kent (1952), Mark Rydell (1929), and Lil Pump (2000).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Steve Allen ranks 21Before him are Mike Bongiorno (1924), Regis Philbin (1931), Conan O'Brien (1963), Barbara Walters (1929), Casey Kasem (1932), and Phil McGraw (1950). After him are Bob Barker (1923), Joey Bishop (1918), Rush Limbaugh (1951), Jon Stewart (1962), Jimmy Kimmel (1967), and Walter Winchell (1897).