Marty Allen (born Morton David Alpern March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He has worked as a comedy headliner in night clubs and as a dramatic actor in TV roles. Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Louis and Elsie Alpern. He graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1940 and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame in 2009. He then joined the Air Corps. He was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant and earned a Soldier's Medal for his bravery during a fire which happened while a plane was being refueled. His heroism also earned him a full-dress parade. After the war, Allen attended the University of Southern California where he studied journalism.
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