Irwin Allen

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Birth Name: Irwin Allen
Born: 06/12/1916
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 11/02/1991

Born on June 12, 1916 in New York City, Allen went to City College and later Columbia University, where he studied advertising and journalism until being forced to leave school altogether due to the Great Depression. Looking to make his fortune, Allen traveled to Hollywood in the late 1930s, where he became the editor of Key magazine and a syndicated newspaper columnist. From there, he spent the next 11 years producing and directing a daily Hollywood-related radio program, before running his own advertising agency. In 1951, Allen turned to producing under the Windsor Productions banner and made his uncredited debut with the musical comedy "Double Dynamite," starring Groucho Marx, Jane... Continue Bio >>

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