|Died||December 2, 1966 53) (aged|
|Occupation||Journalist, editor, novelist|
Ralph Allen (August 25, 1913 – December 2, 1966) was a Canadian journalist, editor, and novelist.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Allen was raised and educated in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. At sixteen he became a sports reporter for The Winnipeg Tribune , before moving to Toronto's renowned The Globe and Mail where he served as a war correspondent during the Second World War. In 1946, he joined newsmagazine Maclean's , becoming editor in 1950. He left Maclean's in 1960 and worked for The Toronto Star from 1964 until his death in 1966.
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