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Fred Allen (I) (1894–1956)

Fred Allen, the well-known comedian who went on to star in radio, television, and film, was born John Florence Sullivan in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894 and educated at Boston University. His Broadway shows include "The Passing Show of 1922" and "The Greenwich Village Follies". He produced, wrote,and starred in a network radio show entitled at ... See full bio »

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 1956 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.26 (1953) ... Guest Comedian
 1952 We're Not Married!
Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
 1935 Thanks a Million
Ned Lyman
 1930 The Still Alarm (Short)
 1929 The Installment Collector (Short)
The Newspaper Editor
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Stage Play: The Little Show. Musical revue. Songs primarily by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz. Sketches by George S. Kaufman, Fred Allen, Newman Levy, Marya Mannes, Earle Crooker, Paul James, Kay Swift, and Grace Henry. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Dwight Wiman. Music Box Theatre: 30 Apr 1929- Feb 1930 (closing date unknown/... See more »

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[observation, 1956] Vaudeville is dead. The acrobats, the animal acts, the dancers, the singers and the old-time comedians have taken their final bows and disappeared into the wings of obscurity. For fifty years vaudeville was the popular entertainment of the masses. Nomadic tribes of nondescript players roamed the land. The vaudeville actor was part gypsy and part suitcase. With his brash manner... See more »

Trivia:

In July, 1955, had an appendectomy, which caused him to miss two telecasts of What's My Line? (1950) where he had found a home as a regular weekly panelist. See more »

Trademark:

Played the clarinet

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Gemini

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