Allen, Fred, 1894-1956Alternative names
Radio comedian and humorist.
From the description of Papers of Fred Allen, 1932-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78567150
Nat Hiken was head writer for Fred Allen for seven years and created the character of Sgt. Ernei Bilko. He died in 1968 at the age of 54 (Dec. 8, 1968).
From the description of Letters : to Nat Hiken, 1942-1946. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39782118
1894, May 31:
Born John Florence Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass.
circa 1927- 1928: Married Portland Hoffa
1915- 1916: Worked in vaudeville as a juggler, touring the United States, Canada, and Australia, sometimes appearing as Fred St. James and Fred James
1939- 1949: Wrote, produced, and starred in The Fred Allen Show radio program
Received George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award
1953- 1954: Host, Judge for Yourself (also known as The Fred Allen Show), NBC Television
1954- 1956: Panelist, What's My Line? CBS Television
1956, Mar. 17:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Fred Allen Radio Scripts, 1934-1949, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Radio programs
- American wit and humor
- Radio scripts
- United States (as recorded)