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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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The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain / Himself - Team Captain / Himself - Star Team Captain / Star Team Captain
(1963-1967)
Just Go with It
(2011)
Guys and Dolls
(1955)
Cactus Flower
Cactus Flower Writer
(1969)

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 2011 Just Go with It (stage play)
 1969 Cactus Flower (stage play)
  O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series) (creator - 6 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)
 1959 The Big Party (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1959)
 1957 Silk Stockings (book of original musical play by)
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac (screen play)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (based upon the play: "Guys and Dolls" book by)
 1948 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (sketch - as Abram S. Burrows)
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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Happy Hunting" on Broadway). Musical comedy. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Music by Harold Karr. Lyrics by Matt Dubey. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Additional orchestrations by Joe Glover, Don Walker and Seymour Ginzler. Scenic Design ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Abram S. Burrows
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Personal Quote:

Doctoring seldom cures a show. The sickness usually starts at the moment the author puts the first sheet of paper into his typewriter. All the redirecting and recasting can never help much if the basic story is wrong. See more »

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Ex-father-in-law of Linda Solomon. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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