Stephen Valentine Patrick Will...
|Born||Dec 26, 1921|
New York City, NY
|Died||Oct 30, 2000|
|Age||Died at 78|
|Job||Actor, comedian, television personality, musician, writer|
|Top Roles||Benny Goodman, Peter Pepper, Psychiatrist, Himself, Steve 'Mac' Macinter|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Biographical, Crime|
|Top Topics||Musicians, True Story (based on), College|
|Top Collaborators||Jayne Meadows, Carl Reiner, Peter Brocco, Huntz Hall|
|Shares birthday with||Richard Widmark, Vladimir Sokoloff, Elisha Cook Jr. see more..|
Steve Allen Overview:
Actor, Steve Allen, was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen on Dec 26, 1921 in New York City, NY. Allen died at the age of 78 on Oct 30, 2000 in Encino, CA .
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television. In addition, Allen was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009.
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Steve Allen Quotes:
Steve 'Mac' Macinter: I thought it important to know what our educated young people, the ones we refer to as our future leaders, thought about a world that's been at war since 1914. I thought it important to know what neglected moral values - square concepts that some hipsters don't care to dig - were considered worth saving. And there were other things I wanted to know to pass along to anyone concerned with the world we live in. I planned the sociological questionnaire to cover youth, and the push-button civilization in which he lives. All the interrelated areas of contemporary society: home, education, military service, politics... and sex. Yes, my questionnaire had twenty pages. Two of them were devoted to sex mores. Shouldn't we *know* the attitude of young people towards sex? When we, presumably mature adults, no longer describe a woman as lovely, beautiful, and gracious, but as 36-24-36? When as patrons of the arts we treasure our collections of nude calendar photos? Our philosophers are warning us something is seriously wrong with the morality of our society. Would you say they're mistaken? *No.* No, because that would force you to *think*, to at least defend a position. No, the horrible things is, you're not even listening to them.
Steve 'Mac' Macinter: Now, some of you were shocked by my questions on sex but are you also shocked that a foreign sociologist has described Americans as knowing everything about sex and nothing about love? Has love, like other ethical nobilities, gone out of style? Were my questions on sex dirty? Or is it the adult mind that looks for dirt? Why do we search for dirt? Why are we so determined to find dirt? As if determined to debase our minds and spirit, to the end and at last we'll succeed in splitting apart behavior and morality, science and religion, so that both will wither and we'll be left with nothing but the cheapest, smuttiest, least ennobling aspects of sex. Once the worm begins to gnaw on ethical values, the character of a good society changes. Force may become an instrument of repression against its own citizens, and individual liberties may be outlawed. If that happens you'll be forbidden to think creatively about anything, you'll be stupefied dull till you're incapable of thought, reason, or judgment. I think about such things. And if you object to my thinking, well then, that is the crime for which I should be held. I plead guilty to asking questions about life, and living, which naturally involve sex.
[pauses, removes glasses]
Steve 'Mac' Macinter: Now I'm going to shock you good people even more than before. I'm going to reveal the source books of my questions. First of all, the Bible itself.
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