Steve Rossi
American comedian
Steve Rossi
Steve Rossi is an American stand-up comedian and actor.
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Budget Woes Are Forcing One State Lotto To Hold Off On Issuing Prizes
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Budget Woes Are Forcing One State Lotto To Hold Off On Issuing Prizes
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2011 SARATOGIAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Saratoga Catholic Saints - The Saratogian
Google News - over 5 years
First-year head coach Steve Rossi likes what he sees so far. “We're getting there,” he said. “It's been a grind, we're working hard. The players are reacting now, they're doing what they're supposed to be doing. It should be an exciting season
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Sept. 1, 2011 Bulldog sports round-up - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
About 18 to 19 athletes have been practicing, enough for the team to compete, said Athletic Director Steve Rossi this week. Because its first two games have been cancelled by its opponents, the season will open at Carroll on Saturday, Sept
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'God, No!' Penn Suggestions, not Ten Commandments - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, once stars, are seen by Penn and Teller. By now, the former duo are long-faded, while the magicians headline in the same Atlantic City. Penn relates his partner's acceptance of what will happen to them, as they follow the
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Drive-thru restaurant planned at busy west Gainesville intersection - Access North Georgia
Google News - over 5 years
The applicant, Steve Rossi, is proposing to vary the front yard setback from 40 feet to 4.5 feet along Browns Bridge Road, basing his request on the location of the existing building "footprint" and the width of the Browns Bridge Road right-of-way
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Broward School Board fires principal in child abuse case - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Pittman was acquitted of criminal charges in July, and his lawyer, Steve Rossi, argued that he should get his job back. “He has no criminal record and based upon that, you should allow him to return to teaching, his career which he has loved,” Rossi
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Play for the Bulldogs - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
See the practice schedule information below and contact Athletic Director Steve Rossi to join a fall sport at 513-608-8980. Open try-outs for a boys' U-14 (under 14 yrs. of age by July 31, 2011) are being held Monday & Wednesday, August 15 and 17 from
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Rebuilding YSHS football - Yellow Springs News
Google News - over 5 years
Football may return to Yellow Springs High School this year if efforts to organize a team by new Head Coach Clayton Wolfe and new Athletic Director Steve Rossi are successful. The season will move forward if 16 players commit by the
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'The Last 5 Years' is moving, entertaining - Florida Today
Google News - over 5 years
Co-directors Christy Boyd and Joan Taddie keep this show running with good pace and clean blocking and are well-served by Steve Rossi's lighting design and David McQuillen Robertson's elegant and economic scenic design. The music, lyrics and clever
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Lynbrook's 5-minute rule draws ire - liherald.com
Google News - over 5 years
“You can ask a question in five minutes, but any one important issue may require more than five minutes,” said Steve Rossi, reacting to the new five-minute limit on residents' comments during the good and welfare portion of Lynbrook
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Rossi
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 86
    Rossi died in a Las Vegas hospice on June 22, 2014 from cancer, aged 82.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his wife, Karma, two children and two grandchildren.
  • 2012
    Age 84
    Upon the passing of his friend Dick Clark in 2012, Rossi appeared in local Las Vegas media to share his memories.
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    In 2012, Rossi re-released "The World's Dirtiest Joke Book" in electronic book format.
    More Details Hide Details The same year, he attended the opening of Rich Little's show "Jimmy Stewart and Friends", with strip headliner Terry Fator. Steve is credited as co-writer of the play.
  • 2010
    Age 82
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 81
    In 2009, he appeared along with Schell off-Broadway in Don't Leave it All to Your Children.
    More Details Hide Details He also performed his stand-up comedy act at Feinstein's in New York City.
  • 2007
    Age 79
    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 78
    His book, Adult Stand-up Comedy For Wannabe Comedians: Hilarious Stand-up Routines, Jokes and Stories, was issued in 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 76
    In 2004, Rossi was inducted into the Show Business Legends Hall of Fame at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
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  • 2000
    Age 72
    Rossi presented a spoof of Washington, D.C. called "Laffs, Sex & Politics," co-starring Buddy Hackett, in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He had a role in the Brad Pitt movie The Mexican (2001).
  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rossi appeared as a guest on The Howard Stern Show many times in the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • 1969
    Age 41
    In 1969, he announced a pairing with comedian Slappy White, creating the comedy act Rossi & White.
    More Details Hide Details The interracial comedy team released the album, "I Found Me a White Man—You Find Yourself One" on Roulette Records. In 1971, in an attempt to sell more tickets, Overseas National Airways employed the duo as live onboard entertainment. In 1975 Rossi was reported by entertainment reporter Earl Wilson to have received a mysterious visitor claiming to be Howard Hughes. Hughes had come to see Rossi in Vancouver to prove he was not dead yet. Rossi later teamed up with Sandy Hackett, son of Buddy Hackett. They appeared at several venues in Las Vegas, including at the Star Bright theater.
    The team of Rossi & Ross played once on Ed Sullivan and disbanded in January 1969.
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  • 1968
    Age 40
    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".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 35
    In 1963, Allen & Rossi were the first comedians to go to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress on the House floor.
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  • 1962
    Age 34
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 29
    In 1957, he formed the Allen & Rossi comedy duo with Marty Allen.
    More Details Hide Details Rossi played straight man to Allen, and the pair made many appearances together in the 1950s and 1960s, including 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. They released multiple comedy albums; co-starred in a feature film, The Last of the Secret Agents; and also performed live in Las Vegas. The pair was signed in a star studded event at Paramount Studios. Rossi continued his singing career as a solo artist, recording for several labels in the 1960s and 1970s, including ABC Records' ABC-Paramount label, Red Bird Records, Roulette Records, and Columbia Records.
  • 1953
    Age 25
    West and Rossi toured in 1953 and 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Rossi wrote the musical numbers he performed in the show with West. Following the tour's end, Rossi concentrated on his musical career, recording music with his group, Steve Rossi and The Robinaires, on Red Robin Records.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Age 4
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The comedian was discovered by Mae West, who, with her manager Jerry Franks, saw him in 1953 as the lead of The Student Prince at the Civic Light Orchestra in Los Angeles. Under his birth name (Joseph Tafarella), Rossi was signed to a nightclub show with West at Ciro's in Los Angeles. The show was subsequently moved to the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. According to Rossi, West picked "Steve" because she was dating actor Steve Cochran at the time and had a manager by the name of Bernie Ross; an "i" was added to the end of Ross to reflect Rossi's Italian heritage.
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