Barbara Jo Allen

Voice Actor, Musical Artist

1906 – 1974

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Who was Barbara Jo Allen?

Barbara Jo Allen was an actress also known as Vera Vague, the spinster character she created and portrayed on radio and in films during the 1940s and 1950s. She based the character on a woman she had seen delivering a PTA literature lecture in a confused manner. As Vague, she popularized the catch phrase "You dear boy!"

Allen's acting ability first surfaced in school plays. Following her high school graduation, she went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. Concentrating on language, she became proficient in French, Spanish, German and Italian. After the death of her parents, she moved to Los Angeles where she lived with her uncle.

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Born
Sep 2, 1906
New York City
Also known as
  • Barbara Allen 'Vera Vague'
  • Vera Vague
  • Barbara Allen
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 14, 1974
Santa Barbara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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