Betty Comden

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Birth Name: Betty Comden
Born: 05/03/1919
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 11/23/2006

Comden and Green segued to the big screen with their screenplay for the remake of the 20s hit "Good News" (1947). The pair also wrote the witty musical "The Barkleys of Broadway" (1949), which brought Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together after ten years. The same year, they provide lyrics for the Gene Kelly vehicle "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". In 1952, they provided the brilliant structure for what many consider to be the greatest movie musical, "Singin' in the Rain". The following year, Comden and Green adapted the stage musical "The Band Wagon" and provided Astaire with one of his best screen roles. The duo adapted their own "Bells Are Ringing" (1960) and wrote the non-musical screenp... Continue Bio >>

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