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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Abe Burrows Show, The

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Image:AbeBurrows1.jpgAbe Burrows Show - Abe Burrows ( December 18, 1910 – May 17, 1985), was a noted American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage, particularly Broadway. He was born Abram Solman Borowitz in New York City, graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and attended both City College and New York University. He began working as a runner on Wall Street runner while at NYU, and he also worked in an accounting firm. After he met Frank Galen in 1938, the two wrote and sold jokes to an impressionist who appeared on the Rudy Vallée radio program. His radio career gained strength when he collaborated with Ed Gardner, the writer and star of radio legend Duffy's Tavern. The two created the successful series after Gardner's character, Archie, premiered on the earlier radio program.



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