Lewis M Allen
June 27, 1922
Berryville, Virginia, United States
December 8, 2003
New York City, New York, United States
Jay Presson Allen
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 played it safe, but rather maintained the same high standards found in his theater productions. He produced both film versions of "Lord of the Flies" (1963 and 1990).