• Martie Allen is best known for being the wife of actress and singer Kristy McNichol
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $300,000
• Little is known about Martie's life before her association with Kristy
• The couple have been together since 1991 and have kept a low profile
• Martie does not have any presence online and Kristy has been seen in public mostly during charity events

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseKaron Kate Blackwell, Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen
FactThe duo were brought together by singer Nat 'King' Cole in 1957, and went on to make more than 700 appearances on TV (44 of them on "The Ed Sullivan Show"), made 16 comedy albums and appeared in a failed movie spy spoof before splitting up in 1969. Allen & Rossi went on to reunite briefly on two occasions.

Who is Martie Allen?

Martie Allen was born on 1 January 1960, in the United States of America. She is best known for being the wife of actress and singer Kristy McNichol – known for her roles in projects such as “Little Darlings”, “Empty Nest”, and “Family”. The two have been together since the early 1990s.

The Net Worth of Martie Allen

How rich is Martie Allen? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has potentially been significantly increased thanks to her association with McNichol, who has a net worth estimated to be over $7 million. Assuming that she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career

Very little is known about Martie’s life before her association with Kristy, as she hasn’t revealed a lot of details regarding her family, childhood and education. She was relatively out of the spotlight for most of her life, and even during the start of their relationship, as a lesbian couple was not as openly accepted as they are today.

She dreamed of a career in acting, or working in the entertainment industry but was not able to achieve it. Instead, she lived through the success and career of her partner, who became a part of many notable projects during the 1970s up to the 1990s. However, she has mainly remained in the background, and even details about her career aren’t known. Despite that, all indications from McNichol point to a good relationship between the two, being together for many decades which is something unusual for the ever shifting world of actors and their relationships.

Wife – Kristy McNichol

Born in 1962, Kristy grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age, appearing in commercials alongside her brother. She later did her own commercials which would lead her to guest appearances in popular shows of the time, including “Starsky & Hutch”, “Love American Style”, and “The Bionic Woman”. The family was gaining a lot of opportunities thanks to their family friend Desi Arnaz, and in 1976 she was cast in the television series “Family” as Letitia “Buddy” Lawrence, a role which earned her two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

She stayed with the show for four years up to its end, and then did several musical numbers with The Carpenters. During the peak of her career, she was one of the biggest teen stars at the time, appearing in popular talk shows and starring in the television movie “Summer of My German Soldier”. In 1977 she started her film career, working on “Black Sunday” before getting cast as the lead of the hit film “Little Darlings”, which also starred Tatum O’Neal and Matt Dillon. She then appeared in “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” and “Only When I Laugh”, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

McNichol’s Latter Career

After working on the “The Pirate Movie”, she was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress, and her troubles continued as she had an emotional break down while filming the project “Just the Way You Are”, leading to the film being interrupted for a year. Later on, she mentioned that the breakdown was due to the pressures of her career, and of trying to hide her sexuality from the public. After her return, she continued to take on roles in “You Can’t Hurry Love”, and “Empty Nest”, which was her final on-screen performance. Her last few projects were voice over roles, in series such as “Extreme Ghostbusters”.

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In 2001, she decided to retire from acting, and made an announcement through her publicist, stating that she wanted to retire after 24 years.  She realized that she has never really looked into her life away from acting, and wanted to be happier. After her retirement, she began teaching at a private school in Los Angeles, while also doing charity work. In 2012, she officially announced that she was lesbian, and had been with her partner for over two decades – her ‘coming out’ was to help younger people who are having trouble with their sexuality.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Allen has been with Kristy since 1991. Several sources speculate that they married in a private ceremony, though others believe that they have never been officially married. However, the lack of information on this leads to a division with the truth still unknown. The couple have kept mostly a low profile, especially after Kristy decided to retire from acting.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her past and present endeavors is due to the lack of any presence online. Martie doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The same can be said for her partner as the two decided to retain their privacy and keep out unwanted judgment from their relationship. There are other social media accounts that share the same name as hers, but is not related to her in any way. Kristy has been seen in public, mostly during charity events she has participated in.

General Info

Full NameMarty Allen
ProfessionActor, Comedian
EducationTaylor Allderdice High School, University of Southern California


SpouseKaron Kate Blackwell, Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen
ParentsElsie Alpern, Louis Alpern


MoviesHarrad Summer
TV ShowsThe Barbara McNair Show, The $1.98 Beauty Show

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1A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.


1A one-time door-to-door dance salesman during the early lean years.
2Graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and joined joined the Air Corps during WWII, and was stationed in Italy where he attained the rank of sergeant and earned a Soldier's Medal for his bravery.
3The son of Louis and Elsie Alpern, he attended USC and took up journalism following military service, but then moved into standup comedy.
4The duo were brought together by singer Nat 'King' Cole in 1957, and went on to make more than 700 appearances on TV (44 of them on "The Ed Sullivan Show"), made 16 comedy albums and appeared in a failed movie spy spoof before splitting up in 1969. Allen & Rossi went on to reunite briefly on two occasions.
5Zany, plump, pop-eyed, troll-haired funny man of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with handsome singing straight man Steve Rossi.
6Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 8-9. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387




The Vanishing of Ethan Carter2014Video GamePaul Prospero (voice)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesImperial Poogah
Benson1985TV SeriesBlackjack Dealer
Cannonball Run II1984uncredited
The Naked Face1984
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieDet. Starkos
Flying High1979TV SeriesAubrey
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover1977TV MovieHiggie
Monster Squad1976TV SeriesLorenzo Musica
A Whale of a Tale1976Louie
Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein1974
Harrad Summer1974Bert Franklin
The Christmas Visit1973TV MovieToymaker
The Bob Hope Show1973TV SeriesFootball Player
The Great Waltz1972Johann Herbeck
The Ballad of Billie Blue1972
Honeymoon Suite1972TV Series
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesEdgar Allan Poe (segment "Quoth the Raven")
Mister Jerico1970TV MovieWally
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesFontaine (segment "Love and the Athlete")
The Big Valley1968TV SeriesWaldo Deifendorfer
The Last of the Secret Agents?1966Marty Johnson
Vacation Playhouse1965TV SeriesMarty Allen


ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek1976TV Movie performer: "The Circus Comes to Mars", "Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me" - uncredited
The Ed Sullivan Show1964-1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Flying High1978TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Finding the Funny2012DocumentaryHimself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHimself
The Di Palma Forum at UNLV1999TV SeriesHimself
For Which He Stands1996Himself
Fishing Funnies1989Video shortHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #81983TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Tom Cottle: Up Close1983TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Palace1981TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #51980TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares1966-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Center Square / Himself - Panelist
Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty1980TV SpecialIgor
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Bonkers!1979TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1978TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Co-Host / Himself / ...
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Circus of the Stars1977TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Wonderbug1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHimself
ABC's Saturday Sneak Peek1976TV MovieHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Dean Martin Show1966-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
Mooch Goes to Hollywood1971TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Changing Scene II1970TV SpecialHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1961-1970TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Comedian / Himself - Audience Bow / ...
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara McNair Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Movie Game1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
Funny You Should Ask1969TV SeriesHimself
The Storybook Squares1969TV SeriesHimself
Personality1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Stars for Israel1967TV MovieHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1964-1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Hollywood Palace1964-1966TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Sketch Actor
The Linkletter Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Face Is Familiar1966TV SeriesHimself
Today1966TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right1965TV SeriesHimself
Fanfare1965TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1965TV SeriesTeam Captain
To Tell the Truth1964TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The New Steve Allen Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Talent Scouts1962-1963TV SeriesHimself - Allen & Rossi
The Garry Moore Show1962-1963TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
I've Got a Secret1962TV SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1960TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959-1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Male

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. Patty Cipriani Reply

    I work with Kristy McNichol and the picture you have posted of her and her partner is not correct. Please remove this photo you and replace it with the correct photo.

    Thank you.

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