11 Facts About Allan Carr


Allan Carr attended Lake Forest College and Northwestern University, but his interest was always in show business.


Allan Carr worked behind the scenes at Playboy with Hugh Hefner and was a co-creator of the Playboy Penthouse television series, which in turn launched the Playboy Club.


In 1966, Carr founded the talent agency Allan Carr Enterprises, managing the actors Tony Curtis, Peter Sellers, Rosalind Russell, Dyan Cannon, Melina Mercouri, and Marlo Thomas.


Allan Carr is credited for having discovered numerous celebrities, including some who became his clients, such as Mark Hamill, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steve Guttenberg and Lisa Hartman.


Allan Carr made a promise to shift the show from its perceived dry and dull stature to something different, one that would be inspired by Beach Blanket Babylon, the musical revue show featuring Snow White during the Golden Age of Hollywood.


Allan Carr elected to have retailer Fred Hayman get designers to dress the stars for arrival on the red carpet, which became its own segment of focus in later years.


Allan Carr did not produce another film or television show again.


That same year Allan Carr helmed the project Goya: A Life in Song with Freddie Gershon and CBS Records, a concept album and, later, an off-Broadway musical theater production written by Maury Yeston and featuring Placido Domingo as artist Francisco Goya.


Allan Carr had returned to Paramount Pictures to handle the re-release of Grease in 1998, which included producing a VH1 television special of the twentieth anniversary Hollywood "premiere" screening and party, and special edition re-releases of the video, DVD, and soundtrack album.


Allan Carr died on June 29,1999, in Beverly Hills, California from liver cancer.


Allan Carr's ashes were scattered at sea by Ann-Margret, Roger Smith, and Martin Menard in front of his former Diamond Head estate on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.