Fran Carlon (August 15, 1913 – October 4, 1993) was an American actress who was most successful in radio and television.
She was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Chicago. She received her theatrical training at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and later at the Pasadena Playhouse. She began her early stage career in the role of Little Eva in a touring production of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Her Broadway credits included Sunrise at Campobello and Men of Distinction. She went to Hollywood where she appeared in films withDouglas Montgomery, Loretta Young and the Ritz Brothers.
Her radio roles included the reporter Lorelei Heilbron in Big Town, sister Sue in Big Sister, Rhoda Brent in Blackstone, The Magic Detective and Irene in Our Gal Sunday. She played the lead in Kitty Keene, Mary Marlin and Joyce Jordan, MD. She was also in episodes of Mary Noble, Backstage Wife; Lora Lawton; Ma Perkins; The Chicago Theater of the Air; Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons and Theatre Five.
Her television roles included Ada in The Hamptons (TV series), Julia Burke in As the World Turns and Portia Blake in Portia Faces Life.
She was married to Casey Allen, a radio actor and announcer, and had two children.
In 1993, she died of cancer in Manhattan, New York.