Allen Sherman

Allen Sherman

Allan Sherman (November 30, 1924-November 20, 1973) was an American comedy writer and television producer 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.

About Allen Sherman

Allan Sherman (born Allan Copelon; November 30, 1924-November 20, 1973) was an American comedy writer and television producer 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. Sherman was born in Chicago to Jewish American parents Percy and Rose Copelon. Percy was an auto mechanic and race car driver who like his son, suffered from obesity (he weighed over 350 pounds), and died while attempting a 100-day diet.