Prayers Requested for Steve Rossi

The family of Steve Rossi wish to thank the Las Vegas community and the world for the outpouring of love and well wishes. dean martin and steve rossi motion


Steve has enjoyed a large life of many adventures and the love of great friends.

This chapter of Steve’s eternal life is coming to a peaceful end surrounded by those close to him.

His family asks at this time for privacy. Steve will be unable to visit with any further guests.

Your prayers for a peaceful transition to heaven are all we request at this time.

_________ Please direct media inquiries to Mr. Rossi’s secretary Christine Kramar at


Wake Up with the Wagners Video Vault Story about Allen and Rossi

allen and rossi strip sign Wake up with the Wagners went into their video vault for a segment that aired February 12th 2014 about the historic career of Allen and Rossi.

Click here to see the clip.

The clip covered their careers and even touched on the lifetime contract they had with the Vegas World Casino before it became the Stratosphere.

STeve and Marty 1994

Steve Rossi and Las Vegas’ Finest Celebrities will Roast Former Mayor Oscar Goodman on July 23rd

Rossi ready to roast

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. 



Steve Rossi Helps Tell the Story of Working in the Catskills

catskillsAllen and Rossi got their start as well as many happy returns in the Catskills mountains.  Steve is a featured interview talking about his days on the circuit. Steve shared his memories of coming back to the Concord Hotel with Mary Allen. The book has a great picture of a young Steve and Marty.

Steve also is quoted on his thoughts that if an act could make it in the Catskills they could make it anywhere.

Thank You Patty Warren for Sharing Your Memories of Showgirls ’79

Classic Las Vegas showgirls with Allen & Rossi. Check out these wonderful memories from 1979. Patty was the gorgeous star of the show!


Steve Rossi in Fandance the Musical

In 2010 Steve Rossi appeared in the musical Fandance: The Legend of Sally Rand.

Here are a few shots from the show:

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For more information about the show check out the Fandance website. 


Steve Rossi was Mae West Protege – She Anointed his Stage Name!

Check out this story on the Mae West blog. 

Mae West told him that his birthname Joseph Charles Tafarella was not marquee-friendly. Mae West re-christened the singer STEVE ROSSI during their 1950s Las Vegas tour, which ended when the Army drafted him.

Steve Rossi and Mae West in Las Vegas 1954.
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Classic Television Showbiz Blog Interviews with Steve Rossi

Check out the interviews of Steve on the Classic Television and showbiz blog. This is a great insight into Steve’s career that may surprise those who think they know everything about his rise to fame.

Steve Rossi Interview Part One 

Topics Include: Joe E. Ross, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Strange, Lee Hazlewood, Marty Allen, Telly Savalas, Cindy Williams, Slappy White, Phil Foster, Norm Crosby, Mitch DeWood, the murder of Dorothy Kilgallen, Break up of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello, Sandy Baron, Corbett Monica, Harry Crane, Gene Baylos,

Steve Rossi Interview Part Two 

Topics Include: Working with Mae West, Arthur Godfrey, Trini Lopez, Slappy White, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Batman and Rubin, Bob Kane, The Man From O.R.G.Y., Real Gone Girls, Howard Stern, the murder of Dorothy Kilgallen,