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TV Star Parade, April 1967

The only really glaring error in the article is the mention of Allen being born in Mineral Springs, Wisconsin. There is no such place. Allen was born on October 5, 1917 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

Though interesting, the article is so short that it barely glosses over Allen’s interesting life. Many important factors are omitted, such as:

  • The death of his father Elmer Ellsworth when he was not yet two years old and the later remarriage of his mother to Homer Ludden.
  • His college era theatrical work.
  • The success of Mind Your Manners.
  • The success of Password.
  • The death of his first wife, Margaret McGloin Ludden.