Original host of TV's Candid Camera. He presented the show, which involved everyday people's reactions to staged pranks, from the 1940s through the 1980s.
In 1934, he graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Fine Art. He went on to attend Columbia University's business school.
He wrote and published several books, including Candid Kids and Candidly, Allen Funt: A Million Smiles Later.
His son, Peter Funt, co-hosted Candid Camera.
Phyllis George co-hosted several episodes of Candid Camera.