Show Goes on Despite (3/17/1956) Death of Fred Allen

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JFK
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Show Goes on Despite (3/17/1956) Death of Fred Allen

Unread post by JFK » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:59 pm

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Re: Show Goes on Despite (3/17/1956) Death of Fred Allen

Unread post by dr.giraud » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:05 am

How often did this kind of acknowledgment happen? I know on a lot of TV shows in the 50s and 60s, they'd just go on without the actor or with the actor recast, no comment on their death at all.

I'm thinking Bea Benedaret on Petticoat Junction, or the first Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace.
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Re: Show Goes on Despite (3/17/1956) Death of Fred Allen

Unread post by wich2 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks, JFK. Watching these classic shows on Antenna TV, I've been reminded how good the show is.

Dr., I think the treatment Allen's death got here is due to several factors:

- The era.

- The moderator, a true gent of the old school.

- The long-standing cast was a genuine ensemble.

- Of course, as Daly says, Allen's widow's wishes.

-Craig

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