Allen, Mel

Allen, Mel (b. Melvin Allen Israel)

(1913–  ) sports broadcaster; born in Birmingham, Ala. He was the broadcaster of New York Yankees games from 1939 to 1964, during which time his mellow drawl gained him the nickname "Voice of New York." He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1978.
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A pantheon of entertainment icons cut their comedy teeth there, among them Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar, Rodney Dangerfield, Buddy Hackett, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Phil Silvers and Henny Youngman.
The latest is the ITV1 series 7 Days On The Breadline, in which Keith Allen, Mel B, Austin Healey and Trinny Woodall get to live with ordinary folk.
David Allen, Martin Bayfield, Peter Freeman; Paul Rixon, Louise Ashman, Mick Laverty, Mark Alexander, Tim Suffield; Nick harris, Sophie Philippa-Thomas, Andrew Brazier, Ian Womack; David Hudson, Adrian Watson, Bill Houle; Steve Pain, Mark Glatman, James Howarth; David Smeeton, Steve Cole, Peter Fletcher, Guy Bowden; Louise Barns, Richard Cundall, Carole Taylor, Simon Russel, Kirsty Watlinson, Ross Mackay; Mitchell Ball, Thornton Allen, Mel Williams, Nick Green, Clare Hunt, Martin Parrish, Eddie Kelly
It was the training ground for many great comedy writers, including Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon.
Emerging from Caesar's ranks are many of today's successful writers including Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Mel Tolkin, Joseph Stein ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Michael Stewart ("Hello, Dolly
They would flock to the hotels to be entertained by bright young comedians such as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Jackie Mason and Jerry Seinfeld.