It was The Platters 58 years on Las Vegas marquees that was the inspiration for the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame. The Platters name appeared in Las Vegas from 1955 through 2012 with multiple line-ups all under the management or licensing of Personality Productions. The group opened the Moulin Rouge in 1955, moved to the Flamingo and returned to close the Moulin Rouge six months later. The group played the Flamingo for the next eighteen months, did a tour of Europe where they were so popular their fill-in guest artists were Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday and returned to the U.S. and Las Vegas where the name appeared on casino marquess including opening the Maxim, at New York New York, the International, and for sixteen weeks a year for ten years at the Four Queens, and, as a licensed group name, at the Sahara for fifteen years before moving to the Rio until 2012.
The 50's with lead singer Tony Williams The 60's with lead singer Sonny Turner The 70's thru 90's with lead singer Monroe Powell
He had an unrivaled voice but made his mark as straight man to Marty Allen for more than a decade. He later teamed with Slappy White and Bernie Allen and then re-teamed with Marty Allen on many stages in Las Vegas and with a lifetime contract at Vegas World. Steve also produced shows for many young, up and coming performers in Vegas.
From door to door dance lesson salesman to following The Beatles on Ed Sullivan to a lifetime contract at Bob Stupak's Vegas World, Marty has kept us laughing for more than 50 years. He is a true comedy icon and a superstar in the Las Vegas entertainment community.
Cigar wielding Pete Barbutti is a resident of Las Vegas. A fabulously funny comedian, he in also an accomplished musician and incorporates music into his comedy routines, playing the piano, accordian aka the "Cordeen" and trumpet. He has appeared on stages up and down the Las Vegas Strip as well as dozens of television shows, including The Alan Thicke Show, The Alan Hamel Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Joey Bishop Show, Dinah!, The John Davidson Show, and The Steve Allen Playhouse.
Rich Little has headlined from one end of the Strip to the other. A master mimic of more than 200 voices, he imitated Presidents from JFK to Barack Obama. Little continues to impress with a touring schedule throughout the United States and Canada. Infamous for his skewering of political figures, he has charmed, amused, intrigued and gotten the best of politicians from here to his native Canada with President Reagan saying, "You do me better than I do."