Dave Allen

Dave Allen Biography.com

Actor, Television Actor(c. 1936–c. 2005)
Dave Allen was an Irish comedian and TV actor who starred in his own shows in Australia and the UK: Tonight with Dave Allen and Dave Allen at Large.

Synopsis

Dave Allen made his TV debut in the BBC talent show New Faces (1959). In Australia he hosted the popular show Tonight with Dave Allen (1963–4), which was later screened in Britain, the success of which led to his own BBC comedy series Dave Allen at Large (1971, 1975). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he continued to tour internationally with his one-man show and also performed as a dramatic actor.

Profile

Comedian and actor, born in Firhouse, Co Dublin, Ireland. The son of a prominent Irish journalist, he decided to become a professional entertainer at the age of 19, and went to England where he made his television debut in the BBC talent show New Faces (1959). In Australia he hosted the popular show Tonight with Dave Allen (1963–4) which was later screened in Britain, the success of which led to his own BBC TV comedy series Dave Allen at Large (1971, 1975). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he continued to tour internationally with his one-man show and also performed as a dramatic actor.

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