Robert Allen (song composer)

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Robert Allen Deitcher (February 5, 1927 – October 1, 2000) was an American pianist and an arranger and writer of music for popular songs. [1]

BiographyEdit

Allen was born to a Jewish family[2] in Troy, New York and had 4 children: a son, Gordon, and 3 daughters, Pamela, Diana, and Katie.

He was an accompanist for Perry Como, Peter Lind Hayes, and Arthur Godfrey. Many of his compositions were collaborations with lyricist Al Stillman. Allen lived in New Rochelle, New York from 1963, much of his professional life. Three of his most famous songs were: "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays","Everybody Loves a Lover" and "Chances Are".[3]

Robert Allen died in Quogue, New York of colon cancer at the age of 73. [1]

Songs written by Robert AllenEdit

Lyrics by Al StillmanEdit

Perry Como hitsEdit

Four Lads hitsEdit

Johnny Mathis hitsEdit

Other hitsEdit

With Richard AdlerEdit

OthersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20180624204803/https://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/05/arts/robert-allen-73-whose-songs-were-sung-by-an-array-of-stars.html
  2. ^ Bloom, Nate (December 22, 2014). "All those Holiday/Christmas Songs: So Many Jewish Songwriters!". Jewish World Review.
  3. ^ Music Makers Of New Rochelle

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