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Lewis Allan (I) (1903–1986)

Composer, lyricist, songwriter and teacher, educated at City College of New York (BA), and Harvard University (MA). He was an instructor in English literature, and a writer for theater, radio, television and film. He joined ASCAP in 1945, and his chief musical collaborators were Robert Kurka and Elie Siegmeister. He co-wrote the classic song "The ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Final, Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 2015 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sunrise (2015) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit" - uncredited)
 2014 Schwarzkopf BRD: Martin Luther King in Berlin! (Documentary) (writer: "Strange Fruits" - as Abel Meeropol)
 2013 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Strange Fruit (2013) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blood Crieth Unto Heaven (2013) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 2011 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fruit for the Crows (2011) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit" - uncredited)
 2007 Vivement dimanche (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hommage à Sacha Distel (2007) ... (writer: "Scoubidou")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Strange Fruit (2005) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 2004 Ae Fond Kiss... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 1995 Sinatra: 80 Years My Way (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie) (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 1986 9½ Weeks (writer: "Strange Fruit" - as Lewis Allen)
 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Documentary) (lyrics: "The House I Live In" (1942) - uncredited)
 1982 Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (lyrics: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
 1978 Killer of Sheep (writer: "The House I Live in")
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
 1974 Thieves Like Us (writer: "It's Somebody's Birthday" - uncredited)
 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary) (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 1966 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.22 (1966) ... (lyrics: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Respectful Prostitute (1964) ... (writer: "Strange Fruit")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dean Martin (1957) ... (writer: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
  The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1950 - 1951) (writer - 1 episode, 1951)
- Episode #2.6 (1951) ... (writer: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.26 (1951) ... (lyrics: "The House I Live In" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... (lyrics: "The House I Live In")
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (lyrics: "The House I Live In")
 1944 Follow the Boys (lyrics: "The House I Live In" (1942))
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Meeropol wrote the song "Strange Fruit", a powerful anti-lynching song made famous by 'Billie Holliday', in 1939 after he saw a photograph of a black man who had been lynched by a white mob in Georgia. The song became a big, and controversial, hit. Shortly after WWII, MGM hired Meeropol to write a song for a short film they were making about tolerance, The House I Live In (1945). After the film ... See more »

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