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Fran Allison

Frances Helen Allison (November 20, 1907 – June 13, 1989) was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie, which ran from 1947–57, occasionally returning to the air until the mid-1980s. The trio also hosted The CBS Children's Film Festival, introducing international children's films, from 1967-77.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 20th, 1907 (La Porte City), Died June 13th, 1989 (Sherman Oaks)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 87506 3/7/1955 The water tumbler tune Fran Allison vocalist  
Decca 87507 3/7/1955 If I had a dollar bill tree Fran Allison vocalist  
Decca 87508 3/7/1955 Come see the cow that goes meow Fran Allison vocalist  
Decca 87509 3/7/1955 Rhyming song Fran Allison vocalist  
Decca 88621 9/13/1955 A good, good boy-1 Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88622 9/13/1955 Christmas card Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88623 9/13/1955 Twelve days of Christmas Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88624 9/13/1955 Christmas is a time Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88625 9/13/1955 Kuklapolitan Christmas carol medley: Yuletide greetings ; First Noel ; Joy to the world ; Silent night ; Deck the hall Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88630 9/13/1955 Many moons, part 1 Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88631 9/13/1955 Many moons, part 2 Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88632 9/13/1955 Many moons, part 3 Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  
Decca 88633 9/13/1955 Many moons, part 4 Fran and Ollie Kukla vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allison, Fran," accessed October 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301028.

Allison, Fran. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301028.

"Allison, Fran." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/301028

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