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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 Revlon Revue (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes, 1960) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Seventy Six Men and Peggy Lee (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1959 The Big Party (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Barbara Britton hostess (1959) ... (executive producer)
- Eva Gabor hostess (1959) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 3 December 1959 (1959) ... (executive producer)
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. host (1959) ... (executive producer)
- Irene Dunne hostess (1959) ... (executive producer)
 1950 Abe Burrows' Almanac (TV Series) (producer - 13 episodes)
- Final Show (1950) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.12 (1950) ... (producer)
- Marilyn Cantor, Eric Victor (1950) ... (producer)
- Monica Lewis (1950) ... (producer)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (36 credits)
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(12/17/99-2/20/00) Stage: Wrote (w/Jo Swerling) book for the musical, "Guys and Dolls," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington, DC. Frank Loesser was lyricist. Charles Randolph Wright was director. See more »

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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 »


Won four Tony Awards from four nominations: in 1951, as writer of the Book, along with Jo Swerling, of Best Musical winner "Guys and Dolls;" and, in 1962, as Best Director (Musical); and, along with Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, as Best Authors (Musical) and writers of the Book for Best Musical winner "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, See more »

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