Fred Allen was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
Star of CBS Radio's "Texaco Star Theater" (1940-1944).
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith; pg. 10-12. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN: 0816023387ISBN 0816023387
Was a boxer with a winning record and within sight of a title shot when he suddenly quit to become a comedian.
Worked in vaudeville under a variety of names, including John Sullivan (the one his parents gave him), Paul Huckle, Fred St. James and Benjamin Franklin.