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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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Known For

What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Mystery Guest
(1953-1956)
Judge for Yourself
Judge for Yourself Himself - Host
(1954)
It's in the Bag!
It's in the Bag! Fred F. Trumble Floogle
(1945)

Filmography

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 1956 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- 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
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

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 | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

You can take all of the sincerity in Hollywood and put into a mosquito's navel and still have room for two caraway seeds and a producer's heart. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Played the clarinet

Star Sign:

Gemini

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