Pulitzer Prize Winner For Drama Abe Burrows Turned His Penchant for Humor Into Profitable and Extensive Career
After graduating from City College and New York University he was employed as a runner on Wall Street and in an accounting firm. After he met Frank Gale in 1938, the two wrote and sold jokes to an impressionist who appeared on the Rudy Vallée radio program.
He was also a big hit on the Hollywood party circuit where he entertained guests with his own humerous compositions such as 'The Girl with the Three Blue Eyes' and " Cause You Ate up a Hunk of my Heart'.
His long career in radio started in 1941, writing, starring and producing. He also became successful in theatre and with his collaborator Frank Loesser
, Burrows won a Pulitzer Prize for the play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With Loesser he also collaborated on the long running and lucrative Broadway musical success Guys and Dolls
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