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.