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|Birth name||Louis Brownstein|
|Born||December 10, 1893|
|Origin||Odessa, Russian Empire|
|Died||February 5, 1958
New York City, United States
|Associated acts||Albert Von Tilzer, Con Conrad, Harold Arlen, Ray Henderson, Buddy De Sylva|
Brown wrote lyrics for many of the top Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the day, including Albert Von Tilzer, Con Conrad, and Harold Arlen. He was one third of a successful songwriting and music publishing team with Ray Henderson and Buddy De Sylva from 1925 until 1929. Brown also wrote or co-wrote several Broadway shows.
Lew Brown died in New York City.
Work on Broadway
- George White's Scandals of 1925 (1925) - revue - co-lyricist
- George White's Scandals of 1926 (1926) - revue - co-lyricist
- Good News (1927) - musical - co-lyricist
- Manhattan Mary (1927) - musical - contributing composer, lyricist, and bookwriter
- George White's Scandals of 1928 (1928) - revue - co-lyricist
- Hold Everything! (1928) - musical - co-lyricist
- Follow Thru (1929) - musical - co-lyricist
- Flying High (1930) - musical - co-lyricist
- George White's Scandals of 1931 (1931) - revue - lyricist
- Hot-Cha! (1932) - Musical theater - lyricist and co-bookwriter
- Strike Me Pink (1933) - revue - co-producer, lyricist, writer, and production supervisor
- Calling All Stars (1934) - revue - producer, writer, lyricist, director, and production supervisor
- Yokel Boy (1939) - musical - producer, director, bookwriter, co-composer, co-lyricist
- Crazy With the Heat (1941) - revue - director
- Mr. Wonderful (1956) - musical - featured songwriter for "Birth of the Blues"
- Good News (1974 revision/revival) - co-composer, co-lyricist
- Big Deal (1986) - musical - featured co-songwriter for "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" and "Button Up Your Overcoat"
- Fosse (1999) - revue - featured co-songwriter for "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
- Swing! (1999) - revue - featured songwriter for "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree"