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Abe Burrows collection, 1946-1972
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985.
- 34 tape reels : analog.
- 39 cassettes : analog.
- 158 sound discs : analog ; 12 in.
Collection is open to the public. Users never directly handle sound recordings. Listening selections are transmitted through a playback system.
This collection contains recordings of the complete runs of both "The Abe Burrows Show" and "Breakfast with Burrows." There are also recordings of many of the numerous guest appearances Burrows made on other radio andtelevision programs such as "The Bing Crosby Show" and shows for which he was a writer, such as "The Philip Morris Holiday Show." In addition, there are home and private recordings of the Burrows family and 3 unproduced musicals: "Jacobowsky," "Tango Mogador" and "Poilu."
Abe Burrows (1910-1985) was a playwright, director and radio personality. Born in New York City, he began in radio as a writer for shows such as "Texaco Star Theatre,""Duffy's Tavern," and "The Joan Davis Show." He hosted twoof his own radio shows, "The Abe Burrows Show" (CBS, 1946-47) and "Breakfast with Burrows" (CBS, 1949). He often appeared as a guest on television shows such as "PM East" and "The Dinah Shore Show."
Burrows started his entertainment career by performing satirical songs at Hollywood parties. These songs became the basis for his radio shows, where he would perform themalong with witty commentary about the issues of the day. After radio, he became a prominent Broadway director. He also wrote the books for many successful shows, including "Guys and Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
Controlled Access Terms
- Radio programs.
- Television talk shows.
Additional Creator Names
- Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977.
- Bing Crosby show (Radio program)
- Abe Burrows show (Radio program)
- Breakfast with Burrows (Radio program)