WorldCat Identities

Allen, Fred 1894-1956

Works: 397 works in 643 publications in 4 languages and 6,469 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biography  Humor  Television comedies  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Domestic comedy television programs  Records and correspondence  History  Television programs 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Narrator, Author, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Host, Speaker, Lyricist, fme, Composer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fred Allen
The full monty by Peter Cattaneo( Visual )

11 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
The Jazz age( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the era beginning with the Versailles Conference of 1919 and ending with the stock market crash of 1929, a period characterized as one of excessive pleasure-seeking in the United States. Prohibition, the Charleston, Al Capone, jazz, gang warfare, isolationism, women's suffrage, Harding, the stock market, the "It" girl, the Ku Klux Klan, royalty, Coolidge, trips abroad, Paris, Charles Lindbergh, Will Rogers, sports, Hoover, Broadway, and Hollywood are all examined as icons of the period. Newsreel footage and period music are used to supplement
We're not married by Marilyn Monroe( Visual )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A justice-of-the-peace learns, to his horror, that his license is invalid. He and his wife track down the five couples whom he has "married" to inform them and invites them to "renew" their vows. Couple 1 are an on-air radio team who would really love to do each other in. Couple 2 consist of a husband and contestant-happy wife. Couple 3 are a talkative couple who ran out of things to say to one another. Couple 4 consists of a millionaire and his money bilting bride. Couple 5 consists of a young GI and his pregnant bride
The Fred Allen show by Fred Allen( Recording )

54 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen episodes from the radio program, broadcast from 1942 through 1944
The greatest old-time radio shows of the 20th century( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio broadcasts from the Golden Age of radio
It's in the bag!( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old tycoon decides to leave his fortune to his only living heir, Fred Floogle, a flea circus impresario, but the tycoon's crooked attorney and his old business partners kill the man and frame Fred for the murder. Fred discovers that part of the money and evidence clearing him is stuffed in one of the chairs he ended up selling in an auction to different buyers. The rest of the film goes off on any number of hilarious tangents, each tied-in ever so tenuously to the plot
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire talks about his new movie, Easter Parade, and he and Bob do a sketch about a pair of down-and-out vaudevillians
Such men are dangerous by Paul Kavanagh( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Kavanagh, an ex-Green Beret with nothing but time on his hands, gets an offer to steal a shipment of tactical nuclear weapons form the US government--and finds himself a partner, George Dattner, who has the cold eyes of a trained killer. Each of these men alone is dangerous. But anyone who tries to stop them together is guaranteed not to come out of it alive
Old-time radio( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve radio episodes, digitally restored and remastered from recordings of comedy shows originally broadcast between 1942 and 1952, when radio was at its peak
Old time radio shows( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The golden age of radio revolutionized American humor, and introduced the modern situation comedy. Nostalgia Ventures is proud to present radio's most-beloved performers in a hilarious collection of Laughter on the air"--Container
Classic radio's greatest comedy shows( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection contains twelve of the greatest comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as Amos 'n' Andy, Robert Young in Father Knows Best, Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks, plus many others, including The Fred Allen Show, The Aldrich Family, The Great Gildersleeve, Life with Luigi, and Lum and Abner."--Container
Radio's greatest comedians( Recording )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compete comedy skits from prime time radio shows
Kings of comedy the most famous comedians in the history of radio( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten original radio broadcasts from the golden age of radio. Featuring famous comedians in the history of radio
Old time radio shows( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Allen by Fred Allen( Recording )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight comedy skits from the Fred Allen radio comedy show
Down in Allen's Alley( Recording )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Benny remotes( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio Spirits presents a collection of broadcasts from the Golden Age of Radio. Featured here are a series of episodes starring Jack Benny, the legendary vaudeville comedian
Jack Benny program( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 20 years, Jack Benny reigned as the king of radio comedy. How he turned a miserable, self-absorbed cheapskate into a beloved icon ranks among the great achievements in entertainment history. Benny revolutionized the way humor was played on radio by introducing the situation comedy and by giving most of the best lines to his supporting cast. The brilliant bunch of characters that surrounded Benny included Rochester, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, and Mary Livingstone. The show is remembered for its "I Can't Stand Jack Benny Because ..." contest, the classic "Your Money or Your Life" skit, and as a forum for Benny's long running "feud" with Fred Allen
For the troops classic radio for the armed forces( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to boost the morale of those fighting far from home, these programs featured the biggest stars and performers of the time. This special collection is dedicated to our fighting forces, both past and present, and features Jack Benny, Bob Hope, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, The Benny Goodman Orchestra along with other legendary entertainers. Three hours of the best programming to air "every week until it was over, over there."
Personalities on parade( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Fred Allen Amerikaans acteur (1894-1956)

Fred Allen amerikansk skådespelare

Fred Allen amerikansk skodespelar

Fred Allen amerikansk skuespiller

Fred Allen amerykański aktor filmowy

Fred Allen comédien et humoriste

Fred Allen comico e attore statunitense

Fred Allen US-amerikanischer Schauspielerin und Radiomoderator

Fred Allen usona aktoro

Fredas Alenas

Huckle, Paul 1894-1956

James, Freddy 1894-1956

John Sullivan

John Sullivan baseball pitcher in the United States born in 1894

Saint James, Freddy 1894-1956

St. James, Freddy 1894-1956

Sullivan, John F. 1894-1956

Sullivan, John Florence 1894-1956

Sullivan, Johnny 1894-1956

Фред Аллен

Фред Алън

Фрэд Ален

فرد آلن بازیگر آمریکایی


English (172)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

Italian (1)

Old-time radioOld time radio showsOld time radio showsJack Benny remotesFor the troops classic radio for the armed forcesFred Allen : his life and witFred Allen's radio comedy