Episode #258: Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa

The Good Old Days of Radio Show

20-02-2024 • 40 minutos

Husband and wife comedy teams on radio continues, and we are looking at the East Coast counterpart of Jack Benny and his wife Mary Livingstone today. Fred Allen was the comedian, and his beautiful wife Portland Hoffa participated as a foil. Nonetheless, she was with Fred from the early days of vaudeville and always exchanged lines with him in his opening monologue in her distinctive “ditzy” vocal mannerisms, which became a true original from radio’s early days.

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