Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Fran Allison

Recorded March 22nd, 1984 - 25 min

Actress-singer who appeared as Aunt Fanny on Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club and a co-starred on Burr Tillstrom’s Kukla, Fran and Ollie on television.  She was born November 20, 1907 and was 76 when we visited with her in her Van Nuys, California home.  She died June 13, 1989 at age 81.

Kukla, Fran and Ollie - 10/13/52 - Chicago radio version of the TV show

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Fran Allison in "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" from October 13th, 1952.


  1. Harold Strangeman says... comment left on December 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I remember as a Cub Scout visiting the studio where Kukla, Fran and Ollie was being produced. It is hard to believe that was about 60 years ago.

  2. joan dobbs says... comment left on May 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Marvelous! Remember an earlier interview with Fran on Those Were the Days, when she was visiting in Chicago
    for an award (Ithink). It was the funniest piece of audio I’ve ever heard and makes me wish for Mr. Peabody’s Way-back Machine! Is there a chance that it’s in “the vault” somewhere?
    Joan Dobbs

  3. Candace Pfau says... comment left on June 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I listened to this first on the radio. And the Jon and Sparky radio show which had The Teddy Bear’s Picnic as its beginning theme song. Loved all those old radio shows. I am 68. I can remember radio before tv.