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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 »

"No Small Parts" IMDb Exclusive: "Game of Thrones" Star John Bradley

John Bradley returns to "Game of Thrones" as steward of the Night's Watch, Samwell Tarly. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other roles he's played over the years.

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Known For

What's My Line?
What's My Line? Himself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself
(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
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Other Works:

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

An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio (6709 1/2 Hollywood Boulevard) and for Television (7021 Hollywood Boulevard) in Hollywood, California. See more »

Trademark:

Played the clarinet

Star Sign:

Gemini

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