Lewis M Allen

Producer
Respected Broadway producer of quality plays such as Edward Albee's "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe", "Annie", "I'm Not Rappaport" and "Tru") who entered films in the early 1960s with film adaptations of stage works ("The ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1922 in Berryville, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Producer (13)

The Queen 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lord of the Flies 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Firecracker 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

End of the Line 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

O.C. & Stiggs 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swimming to Cambodia 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

On Valentine's Day 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

1918 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Never Cry Wolf 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fortune and Men's Eyes 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fahrenheit 451 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lord of the Flies 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Connection 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Respected Broadway producer of quality plays such as Edward Albee's "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe", "Annie", "I'm Not Rappaport" and "Tru") who entered films in the early 1960s with film adaptations of stage works ("The Connection" 1961, "The Balcony" 1963, "Fortune and Men's Eyes" 1971). Often off-beat, controversial or simply interestingly artistic, Allen's films rarely play it safe, but rather maintain the same high standards found in his theater productions. He produced both film versions of "Lord of the Flies" (1963 and 1990). Since 1955, he has been married to screenwriter-producer Jay Presson Allen whose plays and screenplays he has often produced.

Relationships

Jay Allen

Wife
married on March 12, 1955

Brooke Allen

Daughter
co-authored play, "The Big Love" with Jay Presson Allen

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia

Milestones

1962

Produced first feature film, "The Connection"

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