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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: Co-wrote sketches for / appeared in "The Little Show" on Broadway. Musical revue. Songs primarily by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Sketches by George S. Kaufman, Newman Levy, Marya Mannes, Earle Crooker, Paul James, Kay Swift, Grace Henry. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Music Box Theatre: 30 Apr 1929-Feb 1930 (closing date ... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

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To a newspaperman a human being is an item with the skin wrapped around it. See more »


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 »


Played the clarinet

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