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Fran Allison

  • Original Name Frances Helen
  • Birth 20 Nov 1907 La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 1989 Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Old Section 2, near entrance
  • Memorial ID 6779388

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ray B
  • Added: 15 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6779388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fran Allison (20 Nov 1907–13 Jun 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6779388, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .