Speaking of Radio

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


Alan Reed

Alan Reed

Recorded February 17th, 1975 - 48 min

Actor who owned a familiar, yet versatile voice that brightened many a comedy and dramatic show on radio. He was Pasquale on Life with Luigi; Falstaff Openshaw on The Fred Allen Show; he was the original Daddy to Fanny Brice’s Baby Snooks.  He was born August 20, 1907 and was 67 when we met in his large, rambling ranch-type home, tucked away in a beautiful residential corner of Hollywood, California.  He died June 14, 1977 at age 69.

Fred Allen Show - 2/6/44 - Guest is James Melton

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Alan Reed as Falstaff Openshaw on the Texaco Star Theatre starring Fred Allen, February 6th, 1944.


  1. Glenn Marshall says... comment left on October 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    One of the great talents of all time. he talks like Fred.

  2. R Woods says... comment left on May 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Very great interview. This is the first time
    I have heard him talk about his career. Like Glenn
    says, he does sound just like Fred (Flintstone).