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Albert James Freed (1921 - 1965)

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Albert James (Alan) "Moondog" Freed
Born in Windber, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Feb 2017
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Categories: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and roll. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s.

His parents were Charles and Maud Freed.

On August 22, 1943, Freed was married to Betty Lou Bean. The couple had two children, daughter Alana Freed (deceased) and son Lance Freed. On December 2, 1949, the couple divorced. On Sep 20, 1950, Freed married again to Marjorie J. Hess. During this time, the couple had two children, Sieglinde Freed and Alan Freed, Jr. The couple divorced on July 25, 1958. Freed married for a third time on August 8, 1958 to Inga Lil Boling, with whom he remained until his death.


  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 November 2018), Al J Freed in household of Charles Freed, Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 14A, line 8, family 388, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1759; FHL microfilm 2,341,493.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Al J Freed in household of Charles Freed, Ward 2, Salem City, Perry Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-44, sheet 6B, line 46, family 141, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3044.
  • "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Alan Freed and Marjorie J Hess, 20 Sep 1950; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,251,683.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Albert Freed, Jan 1965; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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