WorldCat Identities

Allen, Fred 1894-1956

Overview
Works: 418 works in 652 publications in 1 language and 6,551 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Records and correspondence  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Short films  Radio comedies  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Host, Speaker, Lyricist, Composer
Classifications: PN2287.A48, 927.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred Allen
O. Henry's full house( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck introduces dramatizations of five of O. Henry's short stories
We're not married by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

10 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 197 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 Jazz age( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the spirit of the 1920's by showing clips from newsreels, and by presenting music of the period. Portrays life in the United States from the signing of the Treaty at Versailles to the stock market crash, highlighting isolationism, woman suffrage, prohibition, gangland warfare, flappers, Americans in Paris, and Lindbergh's Atlantic flight
The Jazz age( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 130 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
The Fred Allen show by Fred Allen( Recording )

55 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen episodes from the radio program, broadcast from 1942 through 1944
Old-time radio's greatest comedies( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 94 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 Lawrence Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 74 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
Classic radio's greatest comedy shows( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 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
Old-time radio( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 69 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 69 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
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 56 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 54 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
Jack Benny : remotes( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 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
Down in Allen's Alley( Recording )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Benny vs Fred Allen : the feud( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost two decades, two radio comedians, Jack Benny and Fred Allen, participated in a long-running feud over the quality of Jack's violin playing. The principle incident initiating the feud and subsequent exchanges over the following year are presented, culminating with the return three years later of the young musician whose playing was featured at the start
Classic radio's greatest comedy shows( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relive twelve of the best classic radio comedy shows from yesterday and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection. Here are twelve of the greatest American 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 in Amos 'n' Andy, Ed Gardner as Brooklyn barkeep Archie on Duffy's Tavern, Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, and Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks, plus many others, including The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show, The Fred Allen Show, The Great Gildersleeve, Life with Luigi, and Lum and Abner."--container
 
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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.

Huckle, Paul 1894-1956

James, Freddy.

James, Freddy 1894-1956

Saint James, Freddy.

Saint James, Freddy 1894-1956

St. James, Freddy.

St. James, Freddy 1894-1956

Sullivan, John F. 1894-1956

Sullivan, John Florence.

Sullivan, John Florence 1894-1956

Sullivan, Johnny.

Sullivan, Johnny 1894-1956

Фред Аллен

Фред Алън

Фрэд Ален

فرد آلن بازیگر آمریکایی

فرد ألين

フレッド・アレン

Languages
English (174)

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