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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: Appeared (as "Addie Stiles") in "Polly" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / Musical Director Herbert Stothart [final Broadway credit during lifetime] and Philip Charig. Book by Guy Bolton, George Middleton and Isabel Leighton. Lyrics by Irving Caesar. Based on "Polly with a Past" by David Belasco. Featuring songs by Harry ... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »
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Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted. See more »

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His face & baggy eyes became familiar to millions of movie goers in his mid 30s. See more »

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Played the clarinet

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