Dave Allen

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Birthday
6, 1936
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 10, 2005 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1936
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 10, 2005 (68)

About

Controversial Irish comedian whose television appearances made him famous in many countries. His BBC shows, The Dave Allen Show, and Dave Allen at Large, were popular in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

Before Fame

He followed his father's footsteps by entering the world of journalism and later became a copy-boy in London.

Trivia

He drank ginger ale during his comedy performances, but people always believed that he was actually drinking whiskey.

Family Life

He married actress Judith Stott in 1964 and had three sons with her. They divorced in 1983, and he married Karin O'Mahoney in 2003. Karen gave birth to his son six weeks after his death.

Associated With

On his television show, Tonight with Dave Allen, he interviewed British actor Dudley Moore.