Memorial Service for Steve Rossi

Steve in ShadowPlease join us as for a memorial service for Mr. Steve Rossi.  This event will be open to the public.

Celebration of the Life of Steve Rossi 

Please join us as for a memorial service for Mr. Steve Rossi.  This event will be open to the public. 

Steve’s life will be celebrated with his personal Priest Father Ron at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church. 

Please come to the service

ALL ARE WELCOME. 

 

RSVPs are closed.  We have a good idea of how many to prepare for at his service and we will be happy to see you there. 

 

Schedule of Events


1:00 – 1:45                  Visitation

Presentation of memories from dear friends of Steve Rossi 

1:45 – 2:00                    Reflection and Prayer 

2:00 – 3:30                    Celebration of Life with Father Ron 


Steve had spoken with his Priest Father Ron about his final wishes for his service and sought a traditional Catholic service.  

3:30 – 4:00                       Travel to Graveside Service

Steve’s final resting place is at Palm Eastern Cemetery 

          7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
          (702) 464-8500

4:00                                   Graveside Service 

 

Due to limited financial resources the family will be unable to host a reception after the graveside service. In the near future there will be a benefit to help support Mr. Rossi’s widow and offset his final expenses. 

Donations in lieu of flowers toward his final expenses may be made through the funeral home Kraft Sussman at (702) 485-6500 

Donations are accepted through this website as well. 

Please direct further questions about this event to: LegendarySteveRossi@gmail.com or call (702) 606-2618.  Due to the volume of calls your message will be answered most quickly via email or text. 

We will hold a memorial service on Friday, June 27th for Steve Rossi in accordance with his deep Catholic faith.  There will be a future event as a celebration of his wonderful life in the near future which will also serve as a fundraiser to cover his final expenses and help in supporting his widow.

Steve’s life will be celebrated with his personal Priest Father Ron at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church.

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Schedule of Events

Church Services

St Joseph Husband of Mary

7260 W Sahara Ave

1:00 – 1:45                  Visitation

Presentation of memories from dear friends of Steve Rossi. Please remember there will also be a tribute show in a few weeks.  

1:45 – 2:00                    Reflection and Prayer

2:00 – 3:30                    Celebration of Life with Father Ron

Steve had spoken with his Priest Father Ron about his final wishes for his service and sought a traditional Catholic service.  

3:30 – 4:00                       Travel to Graveside Service

Steve’s final resting place is at Palm Eastern Cemetery 

          7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 464-8500

4:00                                   Graveside Service

Due to limited financial resources the family will be unable to host a reception after the graveside service. In the near future there will be a benefit to help support Mr. Rossi’s widow and offset his final expenses.  Donations in lieu of flowers toward his final expenses may be made through the funeral home Kraft Sussman at (702) 485-6500  Donations are accepted through this website as well.  Please direct further questions about this event to: LegendarySteveRossi@gmail.com or call (702) 606-2618.  Due to the volume of calls your message will be answered most quickly via email or text.  Goodbye Steve

Steve Rossi 1932 – 2014

Goodbye Steve

 

Steve Rossi passed away peacefully at 1:50 pm on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  He was surrounded by family and friends. His dear wife Karma held his hand as he left this world. Steve was at peace.  We choose to remember Steve for the bold wonderful life he lived, rather than the illness that brought his exit. steve and karma

What Steve wanted everyone to know is that he loves them.

Steve loved Las Vegas. He could have lived anywhere in the whole wide world, and certainly had the offers – Vegas was his home.

Steve loved his many dear performers throughout Las Vegas. He always made time to see not only the big acts, but the small acts too.  Steve performed  up until 6 weeks before he passed away. His last large audience was a full room at the LVH on February 28th. He sang his last song at Piero’s with Pia Zadora before he got sick.

His family does see his many tributes on social media and the kind thoughts do warm our hearts.

Steve’s family thanks the Infinity Hospice Care team for the wonderful care and support they offered at this difficult time. His room was a beautiful restful space for everyone to say their final farewell. Care was taken to ensure Steve had tremendous dignity in his final days. Steve believed in hospice care and made this choice for himself. We hope that his courage to be public about this decision offers some hope to other families one day faced with this choice.

Steve’s final arrangements are with Kraft Sussman funeral home of Las Vegas.  We extend our gratitude for their efforts to work with him while he was still here to plan for his services.  Tentatively his services will be held on Friday, June 27th in Las Vegas. Final arrangements once they are made will be posted.

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So much to Love about Gordie Brown! Especially When Steve Rossi and Rich Little Stop By!

A Wonderful 2014 to Everyone!

Steve Rossi rang in the New Year at Piero’s in Las Vegas.

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Stop by Pieros and you never know what Vegas legend you will see performing.

On New Years Steve Rossi came to perform along with Nelson Sardelli.  

The Bob Anderson Show in Las Vegas

Steve was thrilled to attend the Bob Anderson show as Bob’s guest on Friday night.

Bob Anderson’s show was wonderful and Steve highly recommends that you catch it when he comes to your town.  Here is the official Bob Anderson website. Bob also has a Facebook page. 

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Many of his show business friends were there including the amazing Nelson Sardelli of non non club Fiore. You owe it to yourself to check out Nelson’s website. 

 

Photos From the Show

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Slideshow of Albums from Steve Rossi

Steve was a hit on vinyl. Check out a slide show of his albums.

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New Clip – Dean Martin Show Performance by Steve Rossi of In My Lonely Room

It is always such a joy to find new videos posted by fans from Steve’s career.  This one is a performance of “In My Lonely Room” on the Dean Martin Show. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Only One Great Comedy Duo Remains – Allen and Rossi

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. 

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When Allen and Rossi Were Recognized as 1966 Veterans of the Year by the American Legion

 

 

Marty Allen and Steve Rossi were recognized as Veterans of the Year by the American Legion in 1966.  Steve has continued treating all wounded warriors to free seats to show.

Click on the article to read the full story. 
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Thank You for a Wonderful Two Legends Weekend at the LVH

Steve Rossi on the Las Vegas Morning Blend – Still Time to Buy Two Legends Tickets!

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. 

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Learn more about the show and Jimmie Rodgers on our earlier blog post. 

 

Order Your Tickets Today for Jimmie Rodgers and Steve Rossi LVH June 8th and 9th

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TWO LEGENDS …

AN AFTERNOON WITH JIMMIE RODGERS & STEVE ROSSI

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

Time: 4:00PM

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

Join the Legend of Song: Jimmie Rodgers and the Legend of Comedy: Steve Rossi for a Great Show at LVH June 8th & 9th

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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.

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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.

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 and Mae West in Las Vegas 1954. All rights reserved copyright Steve Rossi

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 ComoDean MartinDinah Shore,Merv GriffinMike Douglas and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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Steve Rossi and Marty Allen with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

DERE_1Allen 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 HumperdinckJerry LewisSammy Davis Jr., Don Rickles,Phyllis DillerRedd FoxxMartin SheenErnie BorgnineRich LittleJack 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!

Check Out Steve Rossi on Howard Stern’s First Pay Per View Show

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Someone posted a YouTube video of Steve on the Howard Stern show. You will need to go watch it at this link.  rossi 2

At 17:39 into the clip Steve appears to sing and close the show!

What a great time with a great cast!

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Steve is mentioned in the book Howard Stern A to Z. However this entry on page 185 that Steve was only a call-in guest is not correct.