Robert Allen (musicwriter)
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Robert Allen Musicwriter
Robert Allen Deitcher (February 5, 1927 - October 1, 2000) was an American pianist and an arranger and writer of music for popular songs. 
Allen was born to a Jewish family in Troy, New York and had 4 children: a son, Gordon, and 3 daughters, Pamela, Diana, and 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".
Robert Allen died in Quogue, New York of colon cancer at the age of 73. 
Songs written by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Perry Como hits
Four Lads hits
Johnny Mathis hits
With Richard Adler