Friday, November 24, 2006

Musical Great Betty Comden Dies at 89

When I was 16 I was fortunate to see A PARTY WITH BETTY COMDEN AND ADOLPH GREEN. That experience was quite a thrill for someone who was a huge fan of MGM musicals.

Comden and Green, a creative team for over six decades, wrote the screenplays for two of the greatest musicals ever made, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and THE BAND WAGON, and also worked on the film adaptation of their Broadway musical ON THE TOWN.

Some of their other MGM musical screenplay credits include GOOD NEWS, THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY, and IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER.

Adolph Green passed away in 2002.

Another obituary can be found at CBS.

Musical fans owe Comden and Green a great debt for many, many hours of wonderful entertainment.


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