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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)
 1959 The Big Party (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1959)
 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 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (writer)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern (sketch - as Abram S. Burrows)
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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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Glamour: the indefinable something about a girl with a big bosom. See more »

Trivia:

In addition to his fine work as a composer and playwright, he was also much in demand as a "script doctor". If a Broadway show needed a rewrite, he was often called to do the job. His talents were so well known, he was mentioned by name in the "Baby Fat" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). See more »

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