ACH093: Fred Allen was a hugely influential and beloved comic actor in the golden age of radio whose characters, tropes, and sketches have been imitated ever since. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us that even though Allen’s Catholicism was public and obvious, his simple faith showed through.
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Links for this episode:
- Fred Allen – Wikipedia
- Forgotten Laughter: The Fred Allen Story | AMERICAN HERITAGE
- The Man Behind Fred Allen’s Cutting-Edge Comedy – CSMonitor.com
- Obituary for Fred Allen
- Fred Allen Show : Internet Archive
- More of the Fred Allen Show : Internet Archive
- Fred Allen – King for a Day w/ Jack Benny – YouTube
- Much Ado About Me, by Fred Allen
- Treadmill to Oblivion: My Days in Radio
- Fred Allen: His Life and Wit
- Fred Allen’s Letters
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