Valerie Allen

Valerie Allen’s mother was Valerie Raemier, once known as Broadway’s highest salaried showgirl, and a veteran of the Ziegfield Follies. Her father was Edgar Allen, a talent booker for such venues as The Palace. It was he who suggested to Boston comedy juggler Fred Sullivan that his name was too long for theatre marquees. The comedian took the advice and adopted Edgar’s last name and thus became Fred Allen.

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