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I would say it was a very fortunate career for me. It was very fulfilling, I got to work with some wonderful people and I got to know good directors and I really enjoyed what I was doing.
According to an in-depth article by Laura Wagner for the 2009 Fall Issue of Films of the Golden Age, Allene's aunt sent a photo to the New York Daily Mirror to compete for "America's Most Charming Child" and, out of some 85,000 entries, she won. Allene earned $1,000 dollars and a trip to New York to screen test with Warner Bros. studio.