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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

It's in the Bag! Fred F. Trumble Floogle
(1945)
O. Henry's Full House Sam 'Slick' Brown (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
(1952)
Love Thy Neighbor Fred Allen
(1940)
Sally, Irene and Mary Gabriel 'Gabby' Green
(1938)

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 1956 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1953 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Fred Allen
- Fred Allen Show (1953) ... Fred Allen
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedian
- Episode #3.26 (1953) ... Guest Comedian
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Sam 'Slick' Brown (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
 1952 We're Not Married!
Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Fred F. Trumble Floogle
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Fred Allen
 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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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Passing Show of 1922" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by / Musical Director Al Goodman. Book / lyrics by Harold Atteridge. Additional lyrics by Jack Stanley, Laddie Cliff and Gus Kahn. Additional music by Walter Donaldson and Ivy St. Helieu. Production Supervised by J.J. Shubert. Directed by James C. Huffman.... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars. See more »

Trivia:

Father: John H. Sullivan; Mother: Cecilia Herlihy. See more »

Trademark:

Played the clarinet

Star Sign:

Gemini

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