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Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan)

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Biography

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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 various times "Linit Bath Club Revue", Town Hall Tonight", Texaco Star Theater" and finally "The Fred Allen Show" from 1932 to 1949. He was also a semi-regular on the network radio program "The Big Show" from 1950 to 1952. Read more...

Actor

Character: Fred F. Trumble Floogle

It's in the Bag! 1945

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Character: Sam 'Slick' Brown

Full House 1952

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Character: Steven S. 'Steve' Gladwyn

We're Not Married! 1952

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Himself - Narrator

Project XX 1954

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Character: Himself - Predicts Demise of Radio

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio 1991

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Writing

Character: Fred F. Trumble Floogle

It's in the Bag! 1945

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