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Betty Comden (1917–2006)

Songwriter ("New York, New York", "Lonely Town", "The Party's Over", "Just in Time"), author and actress. educated at New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree. While a student, she acted with the Washington Square Players. She was a member of the Revuers, a night club act which also included Judy Holliday and Adolph Green. She wrote ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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On the Town Writer


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 1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Applause (TV Movie) (stage production book)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Loistokaupunki (TV Movie) (musical play "On the Town")
 1965 Hallo - Mr. Moss (TV Movie) (musical)
 1964 What a Way to Go! (screenplay)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (musical play "Bells Are Ringing") / (screen play)
 1958 Auntie Mame (screenplay)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 The Band Wagon (story by)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (story by)
 1949 On the Town (based upon the musical play whose book was by) / (screenplay)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (original screenplay)
 1947 Good News (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Jule Styne and her musical, "Bells are Ringing," was performed at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway in New York City with David Garrison, Beth Fowler, Martin Moran, Robert Ari, and Jeffrey Bean in the cast. Tina Landau was director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | See more »


Steven Kyle  (his death)  (2 children)

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[on Vincente Minnelli]: Vincente was a highly visual director. It was very important to him where an ashtray was placed; it could not be an eighth of an inch out of the way. See more »


Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980. See more »

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