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Ralph G. Allen

Ralph Gilmore Allen (1934–2004) was an American producer, director, writer, lyricist, and professor. He is credited, along with Harry Rigby with having conceived of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Sugar Babies, a tribute to the burlesque era. In 1965, Other musicals he wrote included Honky Tonk Nights and Scandals. Allen was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of Humanities.

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