1910 – He was born in New York City on the 18th of December.
– He began working as a runner on Wall Street runner while at NYU, and he also worked in an accounting firm.
1941 – Burrows was made the show’s head writer and he credited the experience with investing the Runyonesque street characters he fashioned for Guys and Dolls.
1956-1959 – Burrows also wrote the screenplay for the film, The Solid Gold Cadillac, as well as producing a pair of television series, Abe Burrows’ Almanac and The Big Party.
1980 – Burrows published his memoir, Honest, Abe: Is There Really No Business Like Show Business?, in which he recalled the meat of his career, including his mentoring of several comedy writers including future M*A*S*H writer Larry Gelbart (who was once a Duffy’s Tavern writer), Nat Hiken, Dick Martin and Woody Allen, the latter a distant cousin of Burrows’s.
1985 – He died after a battle against Alzheimer’s disease on the 17th of May.