dave allen

dave allen

Dave Allen - Val Doonican Show - 1970 - Comedian

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Here's the late great Irish comedian Dave Allen on The Val Doonican Show in 1970. David Tynan O'Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian. Dave Allen Biography Television Actor (c. 1936–c. 2005) 1 1 0 0 0 QUICK FACTS NAME Dave Allen OCCUPATION Television Actor BIRTH DATE c. 1936 DEATH DATE c. 2005 PLACE OF BIRTH Firhouse, Ireland ORIGINALLY David Tynan O'Mahony SYNOPSIS PROFILE CITE THIS PAGE 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. IN THESE GROUPS FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN FIRHOUSE FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN IRELAND FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN 1936 FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO DIED IN 2005 Show All Groups 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.