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Allen Swift
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TV Personality
    (January 16, 1924-April 18, 2010)
    Birth name was Ira Stadlin
    Hosted WPIX's 'Popeye Show'
    Provided temporary voices for 'Howdy Doody,' 'Mayor Phinease T. Bluster,' 'Dilly Dally' and 'The Flub A Dub' on 'The Howdy Doody Show' (1954)
    Also an actor, magician, puppeteer, cartoonist, singer, storyteller, playwright and mimic
    Father of comedian Lewis J. Stadlin
    Recorded Grammy nominee 'Popeye's Favorite Sea Shanties!'
    He was typecast as gruff characters.
    He had a scraggly beard and looked like a homeless guy.
    He did lots of voice over work for cartoons, radio and tv commercials.
    He performed on NBC TV's 'Howdy Doody Show' as a puppeteer, comic-character actor, mimic and magician.
    When 'Buffalo Bob' Smith was recovering from a heart attack, he stepped in for him (1954).
    He wrote scripts for TV.
    He collaborated on a song.
    He originated the role of the Sea Captain on WPIX's 'Popeye Show' (September 10, 1956-September 23, 1960).
    His 'Captain Allen' character was the best host of the 'Popeye Show.'
    He had a genuine interest in the cartoons and spoke of its history and the animation of Max Fleischer.
    He provided information about 'Popeye' to his viewers.
    He warned kids not to try and emulate the strong man stunts and racial put downs that were in the Popeye animations.
    He wrote, produced, directed and starred in plays and musicals on and off Broadway.
    His written, produced and performed play 'Checking Out!' received critical acclaim.
    Some information provided by Kevin S. Butler
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 94.12% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 26 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 52 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 99 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 166 Votes: 57.83% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 278 Votes: 57.19% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 177 Votes: 59.32% Annoying
 
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