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Adolph Green (I) (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 8 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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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 »


Singin' in the Rain was adapted into a West End Musical in 2000 and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 for Outstanding Musical Production. See more »

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