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Robert Allen

born on 5/2/1928 in Troy, NY, United States

died on 1/10/2000 in Quogue, NY, United States

Robert Allen (composer)

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

He was born in Troy, New York and had 4 children: a son, Gordon, and 3 daughters, Pamela, Diana, 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". [1]

Robert Allen died in Quogue, New York at the age of 73.

Songs written by Robert Allen

Lyrics by Al Stillman

Perry Como hits

  • "Noodlin' Rag" (1952)
  • "Sweetheart's Holiday" (1952)
  • "To Know You (Is to Love You)" (1952, redone in 1959)
  • "You Are Never Far Away (From Me)" (1952, redone in 1958)
  • "Home for the Holidays" (1954)
  • "My One and Only Heart" (1953)
  • "You Alone (Solo Tu)" (1953, redone in 1961)
  • "Door of Dreams" (1955)

Four Lads hits

  • "Enchanted Island" (1958)
  • "Moments to Remember" (1955)
  • "No, Not Much" (1956)
  • "There's Only One of You (1958)
  • "Who Needs You?" (1956)

Johnny Mathis hits

  • "Chances Are" (1957)
  • "It's Not for Me to Say" (1957)
  • "Teacher, Teacher" (1958)

Other hits

With Richard Adler


  • "War Eagle" (1954 & 1955) the Auburn University fight song


  • (1980) ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 4th ed..

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