Fred Allen

Fred Allen bio

Birth Name: John Florence Sullivan

Occupation: Radio Host

Place Of Birth: Cambridge

Date Of Birth: May 31, 1894

Date Of Death: March 17, 1956

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Fred Allen was born on the 31st of May, 1894. He was popular for being a Radio Host. Witty host known for his work during America’s Golden Age of radio. He hosted the popular Fred Allen Show from 1939 until 1949.

Fred Allen was born in Cambridge. As a young man, he was employed by the Boston Public library and also worked as a vaudeville performer. He had a long-running mock feud with Jack Benny .

Fred Allen was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Fred Allen was born in 1890s.

John Florence Sullivan is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Fred’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Fred Allen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Fred Allen’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Fred Allen kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Fred Allen was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Florence Sullivan
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Fred Allen was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Fred Allen was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Fred Allen had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Fred Allen’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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