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Fred Allen

Comic, Radio Personality (31-May-1894 — 17-Mar-1956)


Fred Allen. Much Ado About Me. Boston Atlantic Monthly Press. 1956. 380pp.

Fred Allen. Treadmill to Oblivion. Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company. 1954. 240pp.

Fred Allen. "all the sincerity in hollywood...": Selections from the Writings of Radio's Legendary Comedian, Fred Allen. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. 2001. 256pp.

Alan R. Havig. Fred Allen's Radio Comedy. Temple University Press. 1990. 287pp.

Joe McCarthy (editor). Fred Allen's Letters. Vintage Books7. 1954. Republished by Doubleday in 1965.

Robert Taylor. Fred Allen: His Life and Wit. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1989. 340pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.12)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.22)

  9. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.1, pp.38-40)

  10. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.13)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.6)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.332)

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