Alfred Allen (actor)

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Alfred Allen
Alfred Allen.jpg
Photo of Allen from Moving Picture World (May 1919)
Born (1866-04-08)April 8, 1866[1]
Alfred, New York
Died June 17, 1947(1947-06-17) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film actor, author
Years active 1915 - 1935
Alfred Allen with Mildred Harris in The Price of a Good Time (1917)

Alfred Allen (April 8, 1866 – June 18, 1947) was an American silent film actor and author.

Early years[edit]

Allen was born in Alfred, New York. He attended Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Alfred University.[2]


Allen was signed in 1915 and starred in 106 films before his retirement in 1935. (The reference book A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses says, "He entered pictures at Universal City in 1913" and adds that he "appeared in 69 features from 1916 through 1929.")[2]

Other professional activities[edit]

After his retirement from film Allen became a writer and published several books.

Selected filmography[edit]


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