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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 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
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- Fred Allen Show (1953) ... Fred Allen
 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
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
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 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Fred Allen (voice)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Gabriel 'Gabby' Green
 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 Passing Show of 1922. Musical revue. Music by Alfred Goodman. Book by Harold Atteridge. Lyrics by Harold Atteridge. Musical Director: Alfred Goodman. Additional lyrics by Jack Stanley, Laddie Cliff and Gus Kahn. Additional music by Walter Donaldson and Ivy St. Helieu. Production Supervised by J.J. Shubert. Directed by James... See more »

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Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done. 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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