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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
Fred Allen (voice)
 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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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1934. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke, Samuel Pokrass, Billy Hill, H.I. Phillips, Fred Allen, Harry Tugend and Ballard MacDonald. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Musical Director: John McManus. Sketches by: H.I. Philips, Fred Allen and David Freedman. Written by Harry Turgend. Featuring songs with lyrics by ... See more »

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California is a fine place to live -- if you happen to be an orange. See more »

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One of Fred Allen's best known schticks was his long-standing feud with fellow comedian Jack Benny. The two often appeared on each other's radio programs to trade barbs. Sadly, other than an appearance on "The Jack Benny Program," in which Fred tries to steal Jack's sponsor, this did not carry over into television, as Allen died shortly after beginning his own TV show. In real life, of course, ... See more »

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