LOS ANGELES — Comedian Louis Nye, who created a national catch phrase belting out "Hi, ho, Steverino!" as one of the players on Steve Allen's groundbreaking 1950s TV show, has died. He was 92. Nye died at his home in Los Angeles Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer, his son, Peter Nye, told The Associated Press Monday. Nye had worked regularly in nightclubs and on television up until just a couple of years ago, his son said. He had a recurring role from 2000 to 2002 in the HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as the father of Jeff Garlin's character. When he joined Allen's show in 1956 he was already well established as one the era's hippest comics, appearing regularly on radio, in clubs and on early TV shows. In the '80s and '90s he provided various voices for the "Inspector Gadget" cartoon show.

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