Abe Burrows


Songwriter, composer, writer, panelist, director, singer and pianist. He began his writing career as a script writer for "Duffy's Taven" on radio, and later, the Rudy Vallee programme. He wrote the Broadway librettos for "GUYS AND DOLLS", received a Tony award and a New York Drama Critics award in 1951, and also directed "HAPPY HUNTING", "SILK STOCKINGS", "CAN-CAN" and "HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING" (earning a Pulizer Prize and a Tony and New York Drama Critics awards). Joining ASCAP in 1952, he composed popular songs and authored "THE ABE BURROWS SONG BOOK".