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Adolph Green (1914–2002)

Songwriter ("New York, New York", "The Party's Over", "Just in Time", "Make Someone Happy"), author and actor, educated at City College of New York. While he was a student, he acted with the Washington Square Players and had a part in the road company of "Having a Wonderful Time". A member of The Revuers with Betty Comden (with whom he also ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Top 20 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York")
- 1 of 7 Voted Off (2010) ... (lyrics: "Charleston")
- Top 16 Perform (2009) ... (lyrics: "Moses Supposes")
 2013 Bunheads (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit (2013) ... (lyrics: "It's a Perfect Relationship" - uncredited)
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Swan Song (2012) ... (lyrics: "Being Good (Isn't Good Enough)" - uncredited)
- New York (2011) ... (writer: "I Love New York / New York, New York" - uncredited)
- Furt (2010) ... (lyrics: "Ohio" - uncredited)
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.7 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Music Is Better Than Words")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (2011) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York")
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (lyrics: "I Like Myself")
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Look Around")
 2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic (TV Special) (writer: "Just in Time")
 2006 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe (2006) ... (writer: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
 2006 Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liza Minnelli (2006) ... (writer: "If You Hadn't, But You Did")
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Swing!")
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Mel's Offer (2004) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time" - uncredited)
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Perfect Circles (2003) ... (writer: "Some Other Time (Well Catch Up)")
 2002 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby", "The Party's Over")
  Sex and the City (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2002) (performer - 1 episode, 2002)
- All That Glitters (2002) ... (lyrics: "New York New York! / Lonely Town") / (performer: "New York New York! / Lonely Town")
 2000 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kettenreaktion (2000) ... (writer: "Just In Time")
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (lyrics: "I Can Cook, Too")
 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's Only a Paper Moon (1998) ... (writer: "Just in Time")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (1994) ... (writer: "The Party's Over")
 1992 MGM: When the Lion Roars (TV Mini-Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Lion in Winter (1992) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Force Boxman (1987) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York")
 1987 A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Some Other Time")
 1986 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Herd (1986) ... (lyrics: "The Party's Over")
 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Never Never Land", "The Party's Over", "Make Someone Happy", "My Own Morning", "Our Private World")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cloris Leachman (1978) ... (lyrics: "Just In Time")
 1977 Dinah! (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.99 (1977) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time")
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Jigsaw (1975) ... (lyrics: "Just in time" - uncredited)
 1973 Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (writer: "New York, New York")
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Tony Bennett Is Eating Here (1970) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time" - uncredited)
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (writer: "New York, New York")
 1968 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 December 1968 (1968) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time")
 1968 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 October 1968 (1968) ... (writer: "The French Lesson" - uncredited)
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Smile, Smile")
 1967 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... (writer: "Just In Time" as part of a Time Medley)
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Monkees Manhattan Style (1967) ... (writer: "New York, New York")
 1966 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.33 (1966) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
  The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1963)
- Episode #2.28 (1965) ... (lyrics: "The Party's Over")
- Episode #1.14 (1963) ... (writer: "Comes Once in a Lifetime" - uncredited)
 1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.8 (1963) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time")
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Foul Weather Girl (1963) ... (lyrics: "Just In Time" - uncredited)
 1962 The Judy Garland Show (TV Special) (lyrics: "Just in Time")
 1961 Yves Montand on Broadway (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Just in Time" - uncredited)
 1955-1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hen-pecked Charley (1961) ... (writer: "Make Someone Happy" - uncredited)
- Peter Pan (1955) ... (writer: "Neverland")
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Never-Never Land", "Wendy", "O My Mysterious Lady", "Ugg-a-Wugg", "Distant Melody", "Hook's Waltz")
 1958-1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 December 1960 (1960) ... (lyrics: "New York, New York" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 26 April 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Dance Only with Me" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 18 January 1958 (1958) ... (lyrics: "Just in Time", "The French Lesson" - uncredited)
 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 May 1960 (1960) ... (lyrics: "Just In Time" - uncredited)
 1960 The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Lonely Town" - uncredited)
 1958 Wonderful Town (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Christopher Street", "Ohio", "One Hundred Easy Ways", "What a Waste", "A Little Bit in Love", "Conversation Piece", "A Quiet Girl", "Conga!", "My Darlin' Eileen", "Swing!", "It's Love", "Wrong Note Rag", "Finale: It's Love (reprise)")
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Pat Suzuki and Natalie Wood (1958) ... (lyrics: "Lonely Town" - uncredited)
- Edie Adams (1958) ... (lyrics: "It's Love" - uncredited)
- Jeannie Carson (1958) ... (lyrics: "Lonely Town" - uncredited)
 1958 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1958) ... (writer: "Salzberg")
 1958 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1958) ... (lyrics: "The Party's Over")
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The American Musical Comedy (1956) ... (lyrics: "Opening Medley")
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... (lyrics: "I Like Myself" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... (lyrics: "Baby, You Knock Me Out" (1955) - uncredited)
 1950 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1950) ... (lyrics: "Let's Go Up to My Place")
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Stage Play: Singin' in the Rain. Musical comedy. Based on the 1952 film by MGM. Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Book adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music arranged by Stanley Lebowsky. Musical Director: Robert Billig. Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox. Music for "... See more »

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You sit down to do a job. By the time it's over, if you're lucky, it's been much more than a job. Yes, you've poured a lot of yourself into it, much more than you knew. See more »

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