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Betty Comden

Betty Comden (comedic writer, born May 3, 1919, New York, New York – died, November 23, 2006) Adolph Green (comedic writer, born December 2, 1915, New York, New York – died, October 23, 2002) Broadway and film musicals were two of America's major cultural gifts to the world, and for more than fifty years nobody did it better than Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Together, they created some of the best-known and most-loved musical comedies to ever roll out of New York or Hollywood. The duo's successful stage frolics such as On the Town, Wonderful Town, Bells were Ringing, and Subways Were for Sleeping, were highly influential, and molded an entire generation's view of Manhattan Island as the most charming, romantic cityscape in the world. For most people, their Singin' In the Rain, which ranks as one of the 10 best films of all time, was the quintessential Hollywood musical. They began their careers as performers in Greenwich Village in the late 1930s as part of a trio called 'The Revuers'.