The clip covered their careers and even touched on the lifetime contract they had with the Vegas World Casino before it became the Stratosphere.
With the Legendary Steve Rossi & Superstar Rich Little. Very special night having these two greats at my show…. http://t.co/6ShPukyOnb
— GORDIE BROWN (@GORDIEBROWN) February 21, 2014
Just saw Gordi Brown at the golden nugget in Las Vegas. Phenomenal. Two very talented people as well in audience Steve Rossi & Rich Little
— Elizabeth (@elizabethr121) February 21, 2014
— Lloyd Ziel (@LloydZiel) February 23, 2014
— Lloyd Ziel (@LloydZiel) February 23, 2014
Sandy Hackett has a wonderful touching play about his father and my friend Buddy Hackett. It will be at the Star Bright Theater on March 15th and 16th.
A loving tribute to legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett ***STARRING SANDY HACKETT***
LEGENDARY COMEDIAN BUDDY HACKETT is brought to life in this live musical, theatrical production, told by the person closest to him… his son, Sandy Hackett.
Directed by Lisa Dawn Miller, the show takes the audience on a journey that explores the deep bond between a father and son. Sharing personal anecdotes, Sandy brilliantly captures the nuance of his father’s comedic style as he reminisces about a lifetime together, including the 10 years they spent touring on the road, sharing stories and memories from the beginning days of Buddy’s career, to his skyrocketing success as a movie star and night club entertainer, to being the most sought after comedian of his day – to his rule breaking, fearless comedic truth, which broke barriers paving the way for today’s comedians.
“My Buddy” reveals personal, never-before-heard stories about Buddy Hackett holding court with some of his friends: Johnny Carson, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Bob Newhart, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Alan King, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Korman and countless more.
With the success of “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” produced by Hackett and Miller, Sandy shares what inspired him to honor his father and his pals, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin and tells stories of the times they shared together when they ruled the Las Vegas strip and beyond. Through original, distinctive, humorous and poignant Hackett storytelling, “My Buddy” is funny, witty and touching as Sandy recreates some of his father’s comedic moments and for the first time uncovers some interesting family drama that transpired after Buddy passed away in 2003.
“My Buddy” will make you laugh, make you cry and put you in the mood for a kosher hot dog and a beer… in the story that has never been told until now, the life and times – the joy and pain of comic genius Buddy Hackett.
Steve was on the Kevin Wall show to talk about the Beatles.
Listen to the interview at the link below:
Steve was thrilled to attend the Bob Anderson show as Bob’s guest on Friday night.
Photos From the Show
These two guys still have it!!! Check out the video for sample of their great show Two Legends. Booked as a team or separately Steve Rossi and Jimmie Rodgers are professionals who crack up and entertain their audiences. Catch them now.
From Steve Rossi:
A very sad day in my life to hear that she passed away. I knew her for many many years. I always considered her one of the greatest singers of all time.
I also love my friend Steve Lawrence. He too is a great singer.
I send my condolences to Steve and their families.
Eydie’s Full Episode on Carol Burnett Show
— Shelly Liebowitz (@ShellyLiebowitz) June 13, 2013
Steve is thrilled to be among the A list entertainers who will lend their humor to the ShowBiz Roast of Oscar Goodman on July 23rd at the Stratosphere.
As a performer with over 50 years of roasting other entertainers you can bet Steve will bring in the brutal tongue and cheek revelations you expect to hear about his friend Oscar Goodman. You may recall that Steve and Marty were roasted at the Friars club of New York in 1965.
Get your tickets from the Stratosphere box office online today.
This event is a benefit for Oscar Goodman’s charity Miracle League of Las Vegas.
— SHOWBIZROAST (@SHOWBIZROAST) July 22, 2013
Check out this sweet article though from 1994 still resonates today because Las Vegas is blessed to continue to have both Marty Allen and Steve Rossi performing in our town. Rest in peace to those acts we no longer have on our stages.
Read the complete article by clicking on the image below – or read it here.
— Adrian G Zmed (@RealAdrianZmed) June 10, 2013
— Lyssa Lynne (@MissLyssaLynne) June 10, 2013
— GORDIE BROWN (@GORDIEBROWN) June 10, 2013
Steve stopped by local Las Vegas Morning Blend to share about his show and legendary career. Both he and Jimmie Rodgers will be performing at the LVH on June 8th and 9th.
Click on the image below to view the clip.
There is still time to order your tickets for the show.
Learn more about the show and Jimmie Rodgers on our earlier blog post.
— Vegas (@Vegas) June 3, 2013
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— LVH Hotel & Casino (@LVHHotelCasino) June 2, 2013
Come spend an afternoon with two legendary performers: Jimmie Rodgers and Steve Rossi.
Jimmie Rodgers has sold over 60 million records worldwide in his career, including such hits as “Honeycomb,” “Secretly,” and “Kisses Sweeter than Wine.” From 1957 to 1960, Jimmie recorded 21 Top 20 hit records with 14 in the Top 10. Overall, he recorded 45 singles charted in the Top 40, 18 in the Top 10 and 8 at #1. For a period of four years, he sold out every one of his engagements in his own theater in Branson, Missouri.
Steve Rossi is half of the world famous comedy team of Allen and Rossi. At the age of 6, he appeared in Going My Way with Bing Crosby, The Jolson Story and over 30 movies. Steve Rossi teamed up with Marty Allen in 1957 where they became America’s #1 comedy team. They appeared on over 700 television shows including 44 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, 3 of which were with the Beatles in 1964. Other shows he guest starred on were Perry Como, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.
Date: June 8-9, 2013
Location: Shimmer Cabaret
Price: $24.95 – $39.95 VIP (plus tax and service charge)
A special $59 room rate (June 8) and $39 room rate (June 9) for one night is available for show ticket holders! Call(800) 732-7117 for reservations and ask for “LVPRM3* RATES.” Show tickets or proof of purchase must be presented upon hotel check-in.
*Availability of offer is subject to change and may vary. A mandatory $18 resort fee (plus tax) per day will be charged upon check-in to all guests arriving on or after June 1, 2013. Book early to confirm. Advance deposit required. Cancellation penalties may apply.
Book today! Please call the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Box Office (24 hours a day) at (800) 222-5361 for show tickets
Jimmie Rodgers has had 13 number one hit records and sold over 60 millions records worldwide in his career including such hits as Honeycomb, Secretly, and Kisses Sweeter than Wine. For a period of four years he sold out every one of his engagements in his own theater in Branson Missori.
First Hit Record 1957: Honeycomb (#1 for 22 weeks)
Fourteen Gold Singles: Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Oh-Oh I’m Falling in Love Again, Secretly, Bim Bom Bey, Are You Really Really Mine? , Tucumcari, The Long Hot Summer, Woman From Liberia, Make Me A Miracle, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, It’s Over, Child of Clay
Six Gold Albums: Jimmie Rodgers Favorite Hits, Jimmie Rodgers: The Golden Years, It’s OVer, Waltzing Matilda, Child of Clary Album 1, Jimmie Rodgers
Hit Records: From 1957 to 1960 recorded 21 Top-20 hit records with 14 in the Top-10. Overall recorded 45 singles charted in the top 40, 18 in the top 10 and 8 at #1.
Grammy Nominations: 1958 Best Country Western Vocal Performance, Oh-Oh I’m Falling in Love Again
1966 Best Pop Vocal Performance, It’s Over
1967 Best Pop Vocal Performance, Child of Clay
Halls of Fame: AS-SAR-BEN Western Hall of Fame elected 1971
Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award nominated 1983
Rock’nRoll Hall of Fame nominated 1986
Northwest Area Hall of Fame elected 1991
Variety Show Host: The Jimmie Rodgers Show with Connie Francis (NBC/New York 1958)
The Carol Burnett Summer Replacement Show (CBS 1969)
Jimmie Rodgers Folk World (highest rated music show in Los Angeles 1965-67)
Guest Appearances: Dinah Shore, The Perry Como Show, Ed Sullivan, Jack Parr, Joey Bishop, Kraft Music Hall, The Smothers Brothers Show, Hee Haw
Movies: Back Door to Hell with Jack Nicholson
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come with Chill Wills and George Kennedy
The World Through the Eyes of Children written, produced, and directed by Jimmie Rodgers
Movie Soundrack: The Long Hot Summer starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wrote and recorded music and lyrics
Commercial Jingles: Wrote and recorded music and lyrics for award winning commercials for spaghetti-os and Honeycomb cereal.
At 16, Steve received a scholarship to The University of Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, arts and theater and in Latin and Greek.
In 1954 Steve co-starred with Mae West in her sold out concerts all over America.
Steve Rossi teamed up with Marty Allen in 1957 where they became America’s #1 comedy team.They appeared on over 700 television shows including 44 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show 3 of which were with the Beatles in 1964. Other shows he guest starred on werePerry Como, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore,Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Steve Rossi and Marty Allen with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show
Allen and Rossi were also regular guests stars on “What’s My Line“, “Hollywood Squares“, “Password” and numerous other game shows. They also starred in several Paramount films notably The Last of the Secret Agents with Nancy Sinatra and Ed Sullivan as guest stars.
The film is shown worldwide and has been the movie of the week on Showtime, HBO, Cinemax and 11 appearances (a record) on American Move Classics. Most recently September 21, 1999.
Steve Rossi produced and starred in The 25th Anniversary Allen and Rossi Special with special guest starsEngelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Don Rickles,Phyllis Diller, Redd Foxx, Martin Sheen, Ernie Borgnine, Rich Little, Jack Jones and Tony Orlando.
If you want to enjoy a great evening of comedy and hit songs Jimmie Rodgers and Steve Rossi are the perfect pair!
The F.I.O.R.E. club of Las Vegas plans an entertaining lunch on Thursday, May 9th at noon.
Steve Rossi will appear as their guest speaker.
Doors open at 11:00
Lunch is served at noon.
$25 per person
Reservations are absolutely required to attend this event! No exceptions!
This is a private club event and admission is subject to the discretion of the meeting hosts listed above. It’s an exclusive club.
Widows of former presidents are always our guests!
Learn more about Steve Rossi at his website: TheLegendarySteveRossi.Com
Click below to listen to Steve on the Red Show.