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Who is Al Hoffman?

Al Hoffman was a Russian born American song composer. He was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today. He was posthumously made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. The popularity of Hoffman's song, "Mairzy Doats", co-written with Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake, was such that newspapers and magazines wrote about the craze. Time magazine titled one article "Our Mairzy Dotage". The New York Times simply wrote the headline, "That Song".

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Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

King, Al Hoffman, and Dick Manning Screenplay: Allan Weiss and Hal Kanter Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Jenny Maxwell, Pamela Austin, Darlene Tompkins, ...

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Stay away from needle drugs. Richard Nixon is the only dope worth shooting. (Abbie Hoffman)
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