Betty Comden

Betty Comden



Biography


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 musical comedy film Singin' in the Rain.

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Shows by Betty Comden

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In late the late 1960s, Margo Channing is a Broadway star. However, she secretly is paranoid about her age. Soon, an ambitious chorus girl, Eve, warms up to her. However, the admiring chorus girl quickly becomes Margo’s worst... read more

Ella Peterson is a bright, warm, and imaginative woman, who spends her days in the dingy New York City basement apartment which is the office for Susanswerphone, her cousin Sue’s telephone answering service company. Fortunate... read more

The reformed gangster Hubie Cram is trying to make it big in the juke box and music promotion business. However, when things don't go as planned, gangsters reenter his life causing further troubles to his marriage. The only... read more

A Doll's Life is the musical sequel to Ibsen's play A Doll's House. The show focuses on Nora and her experiences when she leaves home and heads for Christiania, as Oslo was known in 1879. Borrowing the fare from a young viol... read more

Set in mid-1930s New York and Hollywood, the show concerns a chorus girl who is mistakenly given the starring role in a new movie. The studio executives realize the mistake and refuse to release the movie. However, with the... read more

The story focuses on Georgina - a young African-American woman who is on a quest to follow her dreams to be a theatrical performer in an America that constantly discriminates against Black people. The show starts in the 1900s... read more

With the pomp and fanfare of New York City, the brassy lyricism of Leonard Bernstein, and the sweet immediacy of a day of freedom during a time of war, On the Town is an American classic, beloved both for its moment in histor... read more

"On the Twentieth Century" focuses on egomaniacal producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland. After producing four flops in a row, Jaffee's theate... read more

Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland -- an island refuge for “Lost Boys” -- Peter returns to th... read more

Movie musical Singin’ in the Rain, beloved since the moment it premiered, earned the top spot atop AFI’s 100 Years of Musicals list and, in 2007, was ranked as the fifth greatest motion picture of all time. Now adapted for th... read more

‘Subways are for Sleeping’ concerns Angie McKay, a magazine writer assigned to write a story about a certain group of well-dressed homeless people sleeping in the New York subway. The leader of this group of well-dressed dr... read more

Claiming to have never met a man he didn't like, Rogers was America's first international multimedia sensation, whose wit and homespun wisdom went straight to the nation's heart. The character of Will Rogers narrates his life... read more

Based on the earlier play, My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov , Tony-award winning Wonderful Town is a bright and cheery love letter to the colorful experience of living life in New York. Wonderful Town te... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
5/3/1917
Died
11/23/2006
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Drama, Farce, Jukebox/Revue, Fairy Tale/Fantasy

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