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Lewis Allan

Born: February 10 1903
Born in: New York City, New York (state)
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Lewis Allan

Abel Meeropol (February 14, 1903 – October 29, 1986) was an American song-writer and poet whose works were published under his pseudonym, Lewis Allan. His best-known song is "Strange Fruit" (1937), especially as recorded by Billie Holiday. Meeropol was a member of the American Communist Party, but would later quit.
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