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Steve Allen Served Up on a Spit

May 01, 1988

I think Steve Allen has forgotten the days when on his very own television shows he often played a character who was always gulping from a glass and becoming sillier and sillier, thereby denigrating the very subject he propounds today.

His comments on the foibles of the late actors John Barrymore and Errol Flynn, which were publicly well known, and his apparent bitterness toward his mother's family, particularly his uncle's weakness as a chronic gambler, were harsh and judgmental. What ever happened to friend and family loyalty?

All comments aside, Steve Allen always makes me laugh and I consider him a talented man, but in this one instance he comes off sounding both pompous and sanctimonious.

BARBARA SHERMAN

La Canada

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