Fred Allen

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Fred Allen
Fred Allen 1937.JPG
Fred Allen in 1937
Born
John Florence Sullivan

(1894-05-31)May 31, 1894
DiedMarch 17, 1956(1956-03-17) (aged 61)
Cause of deathHeart attack
Spouse(s)
Portland Hoffa (m. 1927)
Career
ShowThe Fred Allen Show
NetworkCBS, NBC
StyleComedian
CountryUnited States

John Florence Sullivan (May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956), known professionally as Fred Allen, was an American comedian. He was known for having his own radio show The Fred Allen Show (1932–1949). This made him one of the most popular humorists in the Golden Age of American radio.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fred Allen's Will Filed. Widow Gets Half Outright and Income From Other Half". The New York Times. 1956-04-11. p. 49. John F. Sullivan, known in the theatrical world as Fred Allen, bequeathed one-half of his estate outright to his wife and directed that she receive the income from the other half.
  2. Obituary Variety, March 21, 1956.