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Allen Boretz (1900–1986)

Songwriter ("Whistling in the Dark", "Love is Like That"), writer, author and producer, educated at City College of New York and New York University. He joined ASCAP in 1941, and his chief musical collaborators included Walter Samuels, Ned Lehac and Dana Suesse. He wrote songs for the Broadway musicals "The Garrick Gaieties" (1930) and "Sweet and ... See full bio »

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 1970 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Adieu Berthe (1970) ... (play)
 1960 Bedienung, bitte! (TV Movie) (play 'Room Service')
 1958 TV de comédia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Vá com Deus (1958)
  Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1954) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954)
- Room Service (1954) ... (play)
- The Gramercy Ghost (1954) ... (adaptation)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach (story)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas (screenplay)
 1948 My Girl Tisa (writer)
 1947 It Had to Be You (story)
 1947 Where There's Life (screenplay)
 1947 Copacabana (screenplay - as Alan Boretz)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (adaptation)
 1944 Step Lively (play "Room Service")
 1944 Bathing Beauty (screenplay)
 1944 Up in Arms (original screenplay)
 1943 Hit the Ice (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1943 It Ain't Hay (screenplay)
 1938 Room Service (from the play by - as Allan Boretz)
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 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (lyrics: "Whistling in the Dark" - uncredited)
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (lyrics: "Whistling in the Dark" - uncredited)

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Other Works:

Ring Around Elizabeth (1941). Comedy. Written by Charlotte Armstrong. Directed by William Schorr. Playhouse Theatre: 17 Nov 1941- 25 Nov 1941 (10 performances). Cast: Katharine Bard, Ruth Chorpenning, Edwin Cooper, Jane Cowl (as "Elizabeth Cherry"), Katherine Emmet, Marilyn Erskine, Gil Herman (credited as Gilbert O. Herman), ... See more »

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