Composer and pianist Robert Allen was born in Troy, New York on February 5, 1928. He began his career as a night club pianist and accompanist eventually arranging for Perry Como, Peter Lind Hayes, Arthur Godfrey and for the TV programs Studio One and Playhouse 90.
Allen teamed up with lyricist Al Stillman in the early 1950’s and the pair produced some of the most timeless standards including “Home for the Holidays”, “Chances Are”, “Moments to Remember”, “Happy Anniversary”, “My One and Only Heart”, “There’s Only One of You”, “To Know You” and the fight song for Auburn University in Alabama, "War Eagle."
In the late 1950’s, the United Nations commissioned him to write the score for and produce the album 3 Billion Millionaires.
Robert Allen died from cancer in Quogue, NY on October 1, 2000.