Radio: Mr. Allen Regrets

For the 15th time in as many years, Fred Allen announced last week that he was quitting radio. The satchel-eyed comic told New York Post Columnist Earl Wilson: "I'm going to sit around and think, and see what's going to happen with television." And he "may write. I have four chances to do books."

The reasons for retirement this time seemed to add up to equal parts health, pique and finances: "I'll work on until June and then, because of my blood pressure, I'll quit for a year at least." He added bitterly: "When Stop the Music can give three iceboxes away...

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