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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
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 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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Other Works:

Joe McCarthy, editor. Fred Allen's Letters. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965 See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars. See more »

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Radio comic of the 1930s and '40s. See more »

Trademark:

Played the clarinet

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Gemini

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