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Fran Allison
Original name: Frances Helen Allison
Birth: Nov. 20, 1907
La Porte City
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1989
Sherman Oaks
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born in La Porte City, Iowa, she began working as a songstress on Iowa radio programs and eventually moved to Chicago in 1937, where she was hired as a staff singer and personality on NBC Radio. From 1937 to 1939, she was a regular on "Don McNeill's Breakfast Club" radio show as Aunt Franny. In the early 1940s, she joined puppeteer Burr Tillstrom, formed a program and became known as "Fran" of the "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie" puppet show on television 1948 to 1950s. Known as the "First Lady of Chicago Broadcasting", she also appeared on television musical specials in 1950s to 1970s and was host the CBS Children's Film Festival on Saturday afternoons, 1971 to 1979. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Jesse Louis Allison (1871 - 1941)
  Anna M. Halpin Allison (1876 - 1957)
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Old Section 2, near entrance
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ray B
Record added: Sep 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6779388
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