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Abe Burrows (1910–1985)

Songwriter, composer, writer, panelist, director, singer and pianist, educated at City College of New York and New York University. He began his writing career as a script writer for "Duffy's Taven" on radio, and later, the Rudy Vallee program. He sang in his own radio shows , in night clubs, and on television. He wrote the Broadway librettos for ... See full bio »

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 2011 Just Go with It (stage play)
 1969 Cactus Flower (stage play)
  O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (written by - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Operation Susan (1966) ... (creator)
- Bitter Ravioli (1965) ... (creator)
- Ol' Sam (1965) ... (creator)
- Crackerby's Unfinished Symphony (1965) ... (creator)
- Who Was That Lady You Saw Me With? (1965) ... (creator)
 1960 Can-Can (musical comedy)
 1957 Silk Stockings (play)
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac (screen play)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by)
 1948 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) (writer)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (sketch - as Abram S. Burrows)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Stage: Wrote (w/Jo Swerling) book for "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. Music / lyrics by Frank Loesser. Original Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Scenic Design adapted by Peter Wolf. Costume Design by Frank Thompson. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Choreographed by ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Abram S. Burrows
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Personal Quote:

[on Frank Loesser] He always could write songs. They burst out of him! How, or why or where? I don't know how you can ask that. What makes an artist, even a Van Gogh or whoever? The stuff was pouring out of him, It was always there. He read a lot, he asked questions a lot, he knew a lot. He was fascinated with words, the way I am. See more »

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Father-in-law of Debbie Easton and Peter Grad. See more »

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