Radio: Abe's Hit Parade

Abe Burrows is a wit's wit, a clown's clown. The late Robert Benchley called him "the greatest satirist" in the U.S. The men who make the public laugh—Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Fred Allen, Jack Benny—split their sides laughing when Abe performs. Outside a little circle of Hollywood and Manhattan partygoers, few know the 35-year-old, balding, blinking radio writer whose hobby is poking fun at Tin Pan Alley. But last week, Abe agreed that his stuff was too good to keep. He began a $3,000-a-week job writing a new CBS comedy show (Holiday & Co.)...

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