Fran Carlon

Show Count: 27
Series Count: 3
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: April 2, 1913, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Died: October 4, 1993, New York City, New York, USA

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.

Source: Wikipedia

Blackstone, The Magic DetectiveBlackstone, The Magic Detective
Show Count: 56
Broadcast History: 3 October 1948 to 3 April 1949
Cast: Ed Jerome, Ted Osborne, Fran Carlon
Kitty Keene IncorporatedKitty Keene Incorporated
Show Count: 3
Broadcast History: Sept 13, 1947 - Apr 25, 1941
Sponsor: Dreft
Cast: Beverly Younger, Gail Henshaw, Fran Carlon, Bob Bailey, Herb Butterfield, Phil Lord, Dorothy Gregory, Cheer Brentson, Louise Fitch, Ian Keith, Ginch Jones, Josephine Gilbert, Angeline Orr, Peggy Hillias, Loretta Poynton, Carlton KaDell, Stanley Harris
Producer: George Fogle, Alan Wallace
Kitty Keene, Incorporated. was an old-time radio soap running from 1937 to 1941 about a female private detective.
Broadcast: 23rd January 1952
Added: Mar 12 2011
Broadcast: 25th September 1964
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Broadcast: 19th December 1951
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Broadcast: 1st October 1964
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Broadcast: 6th October 1964
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Broadcast: 20th October 1964
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Broadcast: 11th March 1965
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Broadcast: 11th February 1965
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Broadcast: 4th June 1965
Added: Jun 21 2012