Allen Funt (September 16, 1914 – September 5 1999) is an American celebrity best known as creator and host of Candid Camera from 1951-1954 and 1960-1966 on CBS. He began the show on radio as Candid Microphone on ABC radio. After Candid Camera, Funt produced some adult-oriented videos called Candid Candid Camera featuring nude women in various scenarios.
Funt achieved a BA in Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1934 and studied business administration at Columbia University.
Funt died in Pebble Beach, California in 1999 following a stroke.
Candid Camera is currently hosted by Allen's son Peter Funt.