Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan, May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956) was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.*I <3 Allens Alley*  His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny, but it was only part of his appeal; radio historian John Dunning (in On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time…

Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan, May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956) was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.*I <3 Allens Alley* His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny, but it was only part of his appeal; radio historian John Dunning (in On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time…

May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956: Fred Allen:  “You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart.”

May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956: Fred Allen: “You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart.”

Fred Allen...A great comedian.

Fred Allen...A great comedian.

What's My Line? - Tribute to Fred Allen; Cyd Charisse; Steve Allen [panel] (Mar 18, 1956) - YouTube

What's My Line? - Tribute to Fred Allen; Cyd Charisse; Steve Allen [panel] (Mar 18, 1956) - YouTube

Fred Allen’s Heirs: Costello and Abbott Given Summer Spot   http://abbott-and-costello-whos-on-first.info/fred-allens-heirs-costello-abbott-given-summer-spot/

Fred Allen’s Heirs: Costello and Abbott Given Summer Spot http://abbott-and-costello-whos-on-first.info/fred-allens-heirs-costello-abbott-given-summer-spot/

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