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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 Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage play: Reclining Figure. Comedy. Written by Harry Kurnitz. Directed by Abe Burrows. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Holiday Theatre from 25 Dec 1954- close): 7 Oct 1954- 15 Jan 1955 (116 performances). Produced by Henry M. Margolis and Martin Gabel. Produced in association with Peter Cusick. See more »

Alternate Names:

Abram S. Burrows
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Personal Quote:

When you're dealing with songwriters, I think you're dealing with the most intuitive kind of guys. None of them can explain where the hell their stuff is coming from. They're all a little nuts - and it comes out. See, everybody forgets that the purest example of abstract art in our world is music. Music gives you all of those things - love, hate, anger, fear - all of it in abstract form. See more »

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 87-88. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

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