Steve Rossi

Born 1928

Steve Rossi is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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1932 Birth Born in New York City in 1932, Rossi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, arts and theater, Greek and Latin at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. … Read More


1953 21 Years Old West and Rossi toured in 1953 and 1954. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old In 1957, he formed the Allen & Rossi comedy duo with Marty Allen. … Read More


1962 30 Years Old Milton Berle famously lost a bet of one week's salary to Rossi when Rossi correctly predicted that, at the 1962 Academy Awards, Bob Hope would tell a joke about Elizabeth Taylor.
1963 31 Years Old In 1963, Allen & Rossi were the first comedians to go to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress on the House floor.
1968 36 Years Old Following the breakup of Allen & Rossi in 1968, he teamed for less than three months with Joe E. Ross in an act called "Rossi & Ross".
1969 37 Years Old 1 More Event
The team of Rossi & Ross played once on Ed Sullivan and disbanded in January 1969.


1974 42 Years Old Rossi and Allen reunited several times for subsequent projects, including a film released in 1974 and stage performances together from 1984–85, and again from 1990-94. … Read More


2000 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 74 Years Old His book, Adult Stand-up Comedy For Wannabe Comedians: Hilarious Stand-up Routines, Jokes and Stories, was issued in 2006.
2007 75 Years Old In 2007, he was part of a touring cabaret show titled "5 Star Revue" with Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, Ruta Lee and Ronnie Schell.
2009 77 Years Old In 2009, he appeared along with Schell off-Broadway in Don't Leave it All to Your Children. … Read More
2010 78 Years Old Permanently living in Las Vegas, Nevada, he used his website blog being used to promote his upcoming appearances. In August 2010, the Comedy Talks speakers series of the University of San Francisco hosted a panel discussion including Rossi, Rich Little, and Carol Channing.
2012 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Rossi re-released "The World's Dirtiest Joke Book" in electronic book format. … Read More
2014 82 Years Old Rossi died in a Las Vegas hospice on June 22, 2014 from cancer, aged 82. … Read More
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