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Allan Sherman

  • American musician
  • Born November 30, 1924
  • Died November 20, 1973

Allan Sherman (born Allan Copelon; November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973) was an American comedy writer, television producer, singer and actor who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, My Son, the Folk Singer (1962), became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours.


Well, you might as well imitate your own program because if you don't, someone else will.




I didn't decide I was crazy until 1952. That's when I began making a steady salary and could afford to be crazy.




Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall, There's a land where they've never heard of cholesterol.




Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting killed in an automobile crash. It always happens to somebody else.




When the great history of trouble is written, my family will stand extremely high in the table of contents.




They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.




You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes.




Even if Scrabble had been invented then, I wouldn't have wanted to play Scrabble, because the highest triple word score in the world would not have expressed how much I liked the game Natalie and I played every afternoon.




Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.




Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage.




In Hollywood if you are not working, you are a leper. True, you are probably living in the most expensive leper colony in the world.




I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren't meeting either.




It's a play where something went wrong, 'Cause it's five hours, twelve minutes long. If you sit there, my friend, From beginning 'til end, Then your bladder better be strong!




I had moved out of the Edison Hotel because I couldn't pay the bill and was living at the Lincoln Hotel, where I couldn't pay the bill either, but it was cheaper.




I have always lived beyond my means. I am still trying to live beyond my means, but it is getting harder all the time. I am very rich.




The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it.




Our act started at the bottom and went downhill.



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