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Abel Green (1900–1973)

Editor and theatrical trade reporter ('Variety'), songwriter, composer, editor, author and producer. He organized theatrical news coverage of European and South American capitols, and edited Variey since 1933. He co-authored and produced the Philco-Variety Hall of Fame. Joining ASCAP in 1952, his chief musical collaborators were Jesse Greer, Pat ... See full bio »

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Leatherheads Soundtrack
Mr. Broadway
Mr. Broadway Writer
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 1947 Copacabana
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 1933 Mr. Broadway (writer)
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 2008 Leatherheads (writer: "Variety Stomp")

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Author of books "Tin Pan Alley" and "Outward Bound and Gagged"; co-author of "Show Biz (From Vaudeville to Video)"; editor, "The Spice of Variety". See more »

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You know something? I think songwriters have the greatest obituaries in the world. When a songwriter dies, the minute you read the list of the songs he wrote, you start to identify with him. All those titles. They strike nerves inside you. It's like Noel Coward said in one of his plays - the remarkable power of cheap music. People read the obit and they respond, 'Oh, my God, he wrote that. I ... See more »

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