Bob Allen

Biography: BOB knew horses very well in his younger days. He went on fox hunts, played polo and was a part of his military school's cavalry.
He graduated from Dartmouth in 1929 with an English degree.
He worked in a bank until it folded due to the DEPRESSION. He was a Commercial Pilot until the airline company folded. He then went to HOLLYWOOD and became an actor. Fortunately, HOLLYWOOD didn't fold. He is most noted for his "BOB ALLEN, RANGER" movies made in the mid-30's. His career came to a halt when COLUMBIA PICTURES went with ROY ROGERS in order to compete with GENE AUTRY. The days of ridin', ropin' and shootin' were gone. If you couldn't sing and play a guitar in the late 30's-40's, you couldn't be a WESTERN STAR. BOB couldn't sing or play a guitar, therefore he couldn't get "back in the saddle again." Sorry folks, but I just had to add that little joke! His movie career wasn't over as he played in over 40 pictures and then went on to play in BROADWAY and off-BROADWAY
BOB knew horses very well in his younger days. He went on fox hunts, played polo and was a part of his military school's cavalry.
He graduated from Dartmouth in 1929 with an English degree.

He worked in a bank until it folded due to the DEPRESSION. He was a Commercial Pilot until the airline company folded. He then went to HOLLYWOOD and became an actor. Fortunately, HOLLYWOOD didn't fold. He is most noted for his "BOB ALLEN, RANGER" movies made in the mid-30's. His career came to a halt when COLUMBIA PICTURES went with ROY ROGERS in order to compete with GENE AUTRY. The days of ridin', ropin' and shootin' were gone. If you couldn't sing and play a guitar in the late 30's-40's, you couldn't be a WESTERN STAR. BOB couldn't sing or play a guitar, therefore he couldn't get "back in the saddle again." Sorry folks, but I just had to add that little joke!

His movie career wasn't over as he played in over 40 pictures and then went on to play in BROADWAY and off-BROADWAY shows.
He was married to EVELYN PIERCE until her death and then he married FRANCES COOKMAN. He had 1 son,THEODORE and 1 daughter, KATHERINE.
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