Betty Comden biography

Betty Comden

Playwright, Composer

1917 – 2006

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Who was Betty Comden?

Betty Comden was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Her writing partnership with Adolph Green lasted for six decades, during which time they collaborated with other leading entertainment figures such as the famed "Freed Unit" at MGM, Jule Styne and Leonard Bernstein, and wrote the cult musical comedy film Singin' in the Rain.

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Born
May 3, 1917
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Basya Cohen
  • Comden, Betty
  • Elizabeth Cohen
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Erasmus Hall High School
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
Died
Nov 23, 2006
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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