Fred Allen (I) (1894–1956)


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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
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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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:

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:

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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Played the clarinet

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