86 (passed away Apr. 18th, 2010)
Jan. 16th, 1924
New York City, New York, USA
Allen Swift's Main TV Roles
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- Swift was the first host/performer of WPIX TV Ch. ll NYC's "Popeye Show" weekday evenings from Monday, September 10, 1956, to Friday, September 23, 1960. He hosted the show as "Captain Allen".
- Took his professional name from the last names of two of his favorite satirists, 'Fred Allen (I)' (qv) and 'Jonathan Swift (I)' (qv).
- Supplied the voices for many of the characters in the 1970s Hostess dessert cake commercials. Voices included Twinkie The Kid, Captain Cupcake and Chief Big Wheel.
- Son is comic, character actor, mimic and singer, 'Lewis J. Stadlen' (qv).
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