Character actor, Fred Allen, was born John Florence Sullivan on May 31, 1894 in Cambridge, MA. Allen died at the age of 61 on Mar 17, 1956 in New York City, NY .
Fred Allen is probably best remembered for his radio work (Town Hall Tonight, The Fred Allen Show), as well as his long-running 'feud' with long-time pal and fellow comedian Jack Benny. He appeared in a handful of films through 1952, most notably Sally Irene and Mary starring Alice Faye, and We're Not Married starring Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
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