1906 - Allen was born in Mount Vernon, New York on March 28, 1906.
1924 - Attended and graduated from the New York Military Academy.
1929 - Earned a degree in English from Dartmouth College.
1934 - Married Evelyn Peirce, a stage and silent-movie actress.
1935 - He worked as a commercial pilot before signing a contract with Columbia Pictures. His first movie was Love Me Forever in which he won a Box Office Award.
1936 - He was the opposite of Grace Moore in the movie When You're in Love.
1964 - Worked as a real estate broker.
1998 - Died of complications from cancer on October 9, 1998.
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