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Fred Allen: The Great Sourpuss

Dig this Library of America Story of the Week selection by Fred Allen, a great American wit whose popularity didn't translate from radio to television—man, did he ever hate TV.

Allen once said, "An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match."

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