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Fred Allen


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Fred Allen
   represented   
New Zealand
Inducted 2005. Selected for the All Blacks in 1946. He continued to play for the All Blacks, and in 1949 was selected as captain for the 1949 tour to South Africa. Allen retired from playing after the series. He went on to coach, and was a selector-coach for Auckland during their Ranfurly Shield era of the late 1950s. He was eventually an All Blacks selector before becoming All Blacks coach in 1966. The All Blacks reign under Allen was the team's most successful; they won all 14 of their Tests with him as coach.
Fred Allen
   is the stage name of   
John Florence Sullivan
A legend of classic American radio and star of the "Fred Allen Show" and "Town Hall Tonight" his radio career lasted from 1934 to 1949. He and Jack Benny carried on a long running mock feud.






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