Steve Allen – The Birth of the Tonight Show
March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Join Sal St. George of St. George Productions for a look into the life and career of Steven Allen
STEVE ALLEN: THE BIRTH OF THE TONIGHT SHOW
Steve Allen (1921–2000) was an author, composer, television personality, radio show host, game show host, comedian, actor, musician, and TV writer. He embraced television and planted creative seeds that would develop into the latenight talk show, specifically The Tonight Show. His innovative techniques and comedy style have been imitated and mimicked by talk show hosts over the years, including today’s newest string of hosts. He was also instrumental in introducing new talent to America, such as Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, Don Knotts, Bill Dana, Tom Poston, and Louis Nye. Extremely rare clips of Steve’s early television career will be shown.