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Fred Allen
(1894-1956) born on
May 31
US comedian, vaudeville juggler. He is best remembered for "Allen's Alley" radio program, 1932-49.
         
   
F
A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 AM and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 PM to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.

R
Where were you fellows when the paper was blank?
A
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
N
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.
K
A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Treadmill to Oblivion," pt. 2, 1954.
R: Said to writers who heavily edited one of his scripts. Attrib.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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