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Copelon, Allan (Sherman, Allan)

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Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians

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1924 - Born on November 30th in Chicago, Illinois.

1945 - Married to Dee Chackers on June 15th.

1957 - While he was still a TV producer, Sherman prepared a full-length Jewish-American parody of "My Fair Lady," then the hottest show on Broadway, but was never able to record it because of copyright considerations. The parody included such song titles as "With a Little Bit of Lox" (based on "With a Little Bit of Luck") and "I've Got the Customers to Face" (based on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face").

1963 - Scored a top-ten hit with "Hello, Muddah! Hello, Fadduh! (A Letter from Camp)".

1964 - Author of two books, "A Gift of Laughter," an autobiography published, and "The Rape of the APE" (American Puritan Ethic), a critically praised comic history of the sexual revolution published a few months before his death.

1969 - Co-wrote his first (and last) Broadway musical with Albert Hague.

1973 - Died on November 20th in Los Angeles, California from emphysema.


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