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Abe Burrows

AKA Abram Solman Borowitz

Born: 18-Dec-1910
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 17-May-1985
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Radio Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Author, Guys and Dolls

Father: Louis Borowitz
Mother: Julia Salzberg
Wife: Ruth Levinson (m. 1938, div. 1948, one son, one daughter)
Son: James Burrows (TV director)
Daughter: Laurie Burrows Grad
Wife: Caron Smith Kinzel (m. 29-Apr-1950, until his death)

    High School: Morris High School, Bronx, NY (transferred)
    High School: New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, NY
    University: Pre-Medicine, City College of New York (attended 1928-29)
    University: BA, New York University (1931)

    Breakfast with Burrows Radio Host (1949, show aired at 9PM)
    The Abe Burrows Show Radio Host (1947-48)
    Duffy's Tavern Chief Writer (1940-45)
    Tony 1951 for Guys and Dolls (best musical)
    Tony 1962 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (best author)
    Tony 1962 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (direction of a musical)
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1962 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Honest, Abe: Is There Really No Business Like Show Business? (1980)

Wrote plays:
Guys and Dolls (1950)
Three Wishes for Jamie (1952)
Can-Can (1953)
Silk Stockings (1955)
Say, Darling (1958)
First Impressions (1959)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)
Cactus Flower (1965)
Four on a Garden (1971)
Hellzapoppin (1976)



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