Just who was Donald Hollinger?

Just who was Donald Hollinger?

There are 4 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 4, 2008, titled Just who was Donald Hollinger?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

It was on a recent trip to New York with friends when a rousing discussion about fave 1960s television series left the minivan full of middle-agers stumped.

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Meadville, PA

#1 Dec 4, 2008
My favorite Donald Hollinger/That Girl memory: Donald playing on the piano a ditty he just wrote: "I'm in love, I'm in love with Attila the Hun, Attila the Hun, Attila the Hun. Though he'll pillage your village and kill everyone, I still love Attila the Hun!" Oh dear, now that tune will whirl around in my head all day... ;-)
Deb - Ceres CA

Modesto, CA

#2 Jan 9, 2009
I sang that song for my sixth graders who are working on Ancient Person Speeches. I don't remember where I learned it. But now I have to find out where it came from. I guess I will have to sing "I want a hippopatumus for Christmas" to get this out of my head.
Try Again

Oil City, PA

#3 Jan 9, 2009
The one that pops into my head is "Oh where, is my hairbrush!"

Aurora, IL

#4 Jun 19, 2009
Actually, that song was written by Bill Persky for the Dick Van Dyke Show several years earlier. It appears on that show's BUPKIS episode. They were writers for that show, owned by Marlo Thomas' father, Danny Thomas, and she asked them to write the pilot for That Girl. It was reused on That Girl,
Donald, by the way, was neither an adman nor an attorney; he was a reporter for Newsview Magazine.

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