Fred Allen

Fred Allen

Born: May 31, 1894

Died: March 17, 1956

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian

Biography: Fred Allen was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio show made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.

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Source/Notes: Reported in Steven D. Price, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About California (2007), p. viii.