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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: Narrator (recorded voice only), "The Solid Gold Cadillac" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman (also director). Special thanks for Fred Allen's contribution of "Spartacus to the Gladiators" to Marc Connelly. Belasco Theatre (moved to the Music Box Theatre on 10 May 1954-close): 5 Nov 1953-12 ... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »
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Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done. See more »

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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 10-12. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

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Played the clarinet

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