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Fred Allen Show, The

Premiere Episode: 1932-10-23
Final Episode: 1949-06-26

Genre(s):
Comedy
Variety

RadioGoldindex Listing

Broadcast History:

Dates: 10/23/1932 - 4/16/1933
Network: CBS
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: The Linit Bath Club Review
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 8/4/1933 - 12/1/1933
Network: NBC
Days: Friday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: The Salad Bowl Review
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/3/1934 - 3/14/1934
Network: NBC
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: The Sal Hepatica Review
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 3/21/1934 - 7/4/1934
Network: NBC
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Hour of Smiles - Bristol Myers
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 1938 -
Network: NBC
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/4/1939 - 6/26/1940
Network: NBC
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Bristol Myers (The Fred Allen Show)
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/2/1940 - 3/1/1942
Network: CBS
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Texaco Star Theater; Bristol-Myers Co.
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 3/8/1942 - 6/28/1942
Network: CBS
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Texaco
Length of show: 60 minutes

Dates: 10/4/1942 - 6/25/1944
Network: CBS
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Texaco
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/7/1945 - 12/28/1947
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Tender leaf Tea
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/4/1948 - 1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Ford
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/1949 - 6/26/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Ford Motors
Length of show: 30 minutes

Creator: ***  
Cast: The Al Goodman Chorus(Vocal Group)
Fred Allen(Resident comic and wit)
Eddie Anderson(Rochester)
Roy Atwell(Double-talk artist (linit Bath Club))
Arnold Auerbach(1936-1941)
Kenny Baker
Sheila Barrett(Impersonator)
Jim Boles
Shirley Booth(Dottie (Betty) Mahoney)
Himan Brown(1932)
John Brown(John Doe (1939-44))
Charlie Cantor(Socrates Mulligan (1939-44))
Charlie Carlisle(Tenor (Linit Bath Club))
The Charioteers(Vocalists)
Jerry Colonna
Ben Cooper
Hi-Lo Jack and a Dame(Vocal Group)
Kenny Delmar(Senator Beauregard Claghorn)
Erwin Delmore
The DeMarco Sisters(vocal group)
Peter Donald(Ajax Cassady)
Eileen Douglas(also replacing Atwell)
Phil Duey(Vocalist)
Larry Elliott
Arthur Elmer
Maurice Evans(Guest Star)
Parker Fennelly(Titus Moody)
Pat C. Flick(Pablo Itthepitches)
Templeton Fox
Arlene Francis(Guest Star)
Arthur Goffrey(for 6 weeks begining 1942/10)
Al Goodman(Orchestra beginning fall 1940)
Elsie Mae Gordon
Gale Gordon
Jack Haley
Jim Harkins
Peter Lind Hayes
Lennie Hayton(Orchestra 1934-35)
Portland Hoffa(His wife, foil, and stooge)
Ruth Hopkins
The Hugh Martin Singers(Vocal Group)
Ipana Troupadors(vocal group (1934))
The John Brown Chorus(Vocal Group)
Joseph 'Joe' Julian
Beatrice Kaye
Vick Knight(late 1930s)
Ann Leaf(Organist)
Sam Levene
The Lyn Murray Chorus(Vocal Group)
Ted McMichael(Vocalist)
The Merry Macs(Vocal Group)
Vic Mizzy
Helen Morgan(Torch Singer (1932-3))
Wynn Murray
Minerva Pious(Mrs. Pansy Nussbaum (Salad Bowl Review))
Alan Reed(Falstaff Openshaw (1939-1944))
Aaron Ruben(et al)
J. Scott Smart(Senator Bloat)
Jack Smart(Character actor (linit Bath Club))
Jack Smart(Senator Bloat)
Ned Sparks
Lionel Stander(1934 replacing Roy Atwell)
Walter Tetley
Town Hall Quartet(vocal group (1934-39))
Harry Tugend(1934-38)
Peter Van Steeden(Orchestra 1935-)
Harry Von Zell(1935-)
Jimmy Wallington(for Texaco)
Sylvester "Pat" Weaver(mid 1930s)
Tubby Weyant(Vocalist (The Town Hall Quartet))
Herman Wouk(1936-1941)
Guest Stars: The Andrews Sisters
 Tallulah Bankhead
 Tallulah Bankhead
 Jack Benny
 Edgar Bergen
 Bing Crosby
 Alfred Hitchcock
 Beatrice Lillie
 Joe Louis
 Lauritz Melchior
 Orson Welles
Director: Vick Knight
 Howard Reilly
Producer: Vick Knight
 Howard Reilly
 Sylvester "Pat" Weaver
 Roger White
Writer: Fred Allen
 Arnold Auerbach
 Nat Hiken
 Roland Kibbee
 Herb Lewis
 Larry Marks
 Albert G. Miller
 Aaron Ruben
 Terry Ryan
 Harry Tugend
 Bob Weiskopf
 Herman Wouk
Announcer: Kenny Delmar
 Arthur Goffrey
 Mark Hawley
 Ken Roberts
 Edmund "Tiny" Ruffner
 Harry Von Zell
 Jimmy Wallington
Orchestra
Leader:
Al Goodman
 Ferde Grofé
 Louis Katzman