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Betty Comden

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Also Known As: Died: November 23, 2006
Born: May 3, 1919 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Musicals Great Musicals (1996)
A primer on MGM's Arthur Freed Unit.
2.
Slaves of New York (1989) as Mrs Wheeler
A trendy hat designer and her chic graffiti artist boyfriend live and love in Manhattan's East Village.
3.
Garbo Talks (1984) as Garbo
A young man risks everything to help his dying mother meet Greta Garbo.

Writer (feature film)

4.
What a Way To Go! (1964) as Screenwriter
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
5.
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as Screenwriter
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
6.
Auntie Mame (1958) as Screenwriter
An eccentric heiress raises her nephew to be a free spirit.
7.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) as Story and Screenplay
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
8.
The Band Wagon (1953) as Story and Screenplay
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
9.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Story and Screenplay
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
10.
On the Town (1949) as Screenwriter
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
11.
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Orig scr
A married musical team splits up so the wife can become a serious actress.
12.
Good News (1947) as Screenwriter
A football hero falls in love with his French tutor.

Music (feature film)

13.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
The answer to the age-old question of how Santa delivers presents all over the world in one night is answered and Arthur tackles an important mission of his own that must be completed before Christmas morning.
14.
Dummy (2002) as Lyrics ("My Own Morning")
Steven Schoichet is browbeaten at every turn, by his family, his dead-end job, the faceless suburb where he still lives at home. That is until he decides to make a change: Ventriloquism--hey, a dream's a dream. His family barely pays him enough attention to even dismiss the idea--his mother is only
15.
Small Time Crooks (2000) as Song ("Just In Time")
Ray Winkler is a meek, addle-brained ex-convict who decides to rob a bank to support the spending habits of his ex-stripper, New Jersey wife, Frenchy. To do so, Ray and his inept accomplices, Denny, Benny and Tommy, rent a vacant store next to a bank and set up a false storefront with the hopes of tunneling from the basement into the bank. While they bumble below ground trying to avoid water mains and other subterranean hazards, Frenchy turns the store upstairs into a thriving cookie shop. Suddenly the Winkers find themselves richer than they could ever imagine and rising up the social ladder at a speed that does not quite fit their tastes.
16.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) as Song ("Just In Time")
When proper Englishman and Manhattan art dealer, Michael Felgate, falls in love with Gina Vitale, he is certain she'll soon be his bride. Upon proposing to her at "La Trattoria," a popular eatery in Little Italy, he makes a wrong turn looking for the men's room and discovers a man imprisoned in the restaurant's meat freezer. At this point, he learns not only that his bride-to-be is in fact the daughter of a powerful mafia godfather, but that his "discovery" has just embroiled him in a dangerous situation which requires him to pose as the gangster "Mickey Blue Eyes" in order to get out of it alive.
17.
Ronin (1998) as Song ("Our Favorite Son")
A group of five experts is assembled to retrieve a mysterious briefcase from an equally mysterious group of criminals. American strategist Sam joins French coordinator Vincent, German electronics expert Gregor, American driver Larry and British veteran Spence. They begin in Paris but soon follow the
18.
That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Lyrics ("Baby, You Knock Me Out" From "It'S Always Fair Weather" "Thanks A Lot, But No Thanks" From "It'S Always Fair Weather")
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
19.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) as Song ("Make Someone Happy")
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
20.
Dr. Giggles (1992) as Song ("The Party'S Over")
A murderous would-be heart surgeon escapes from an insane asylum and returns to his hometown to operate on the inhabitants.
21.
Addams Family, The (1991) as Song ("Mamushka")
The Addams family attempts to save their fortune from a group of thieves.
22.
29th Street (1991) as Song ("Just In Time")
Set in New York City in the 1950s-60s, a young man wins a bundle in the lottery and tries to get his father out of debt with loan sharks.
23.
Bert Rigby, You'Re A Fool (1989) as Song ("Moses Supposes")
An English coal miner gives up his job and girl to join an amateur show that will tour in the United States.
24.
Return of Captain Invincible, The (1983) as Song ("New York New York")
25.
Frances (1982) as Song ("Million Dollar Baby")
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
26.
Blue Sunshine (1979) as Song ("Just In Time")
Tainted LSD leads to a series of shocking murders.
27.
What a Way To Go! (1964) as Composer
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she's crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist. She then discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
28.
Bells Are Ringing (1960) as Composer
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
29.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955) as Composer
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion.
30.
Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Composer
A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound.
31.
On the Town (1949) as Composer
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
32.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) as Composer
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
33.
Good News (1947) as Composer
A football hero falls in love with his French tutor.

Cast (special)

34.
Leonard Bernstein: Reaching For the Note (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary commemorating the 80th birthday of composer, conductor, teacher and public figure Leonard Bernstein. Includes interviews with Bernstein's family, friends, colleagues, peers and critics and Bernstein's own words, both written and recorded.
35.
Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress and singer Judy Garland. Includes over 40 original interviews, never-before-seen film footage, photographs of Garland throughout her career and her performances of more than 20 American standards.
36.
Oscar Levant: Brillant Shadow (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of musician and comedian Oscar Levant.
37.
Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM (1996)
A one-time songwriter rises to produce some of the screen's greatest musicals.
38.
On the Town in Concert (1993) as Narration
Concert performance of the musical "On the Town" about three sailors on 24-hour leave in Manhattan.
39.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1992)
Broadcast of the fifteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement: actor and dancer Ginger Rogers, jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropo
40.
45th Annual Tony Awards, The (1991)
A live presentation of the 1991 Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring outstanding achievement in the Broadway theater.
41.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991) as Award Recipient
A broadcast of the fourteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are country music singer Roy Acuff, the musical comedy writer-performers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the acrobatic tap dancers Fayard and Har
42.
Music By Richard Rodgers (1990)
A presentation of "Great Performances" in which Shirley Jones hosts a musical tribute to composer Richard Rodgers. This profile uses film clips and newly taped performances of musicals in which Rodgers collaborated.
43.
Bernstein at 70 (1989)
Celebrities from Broadway and classical and pop music join the Boston Symphony Orchestra at their summer home, the Tanglewood Music Festival, in a gala seventieth birthday salute to the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.
44.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1988)
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.
45.
Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne (1987)
A tribute to composer Jule Styne taped in New York City at the St. James Theatre on January 26-28, 1987. The program features renditions of Styne standards, clips of Gene Autry, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra performing his songs, and the composer talking with various personalities.
46.
Follies in Concert (1986) as Emily Whitman
A concert version of Stephen Sondheim's 1971 Broadway musical about a reunion of performers from the Follies, the top venue for the vaudeville and burlesque acts of the early twentieth century. For the first time, Sondheim's score is presented in its entirety. Included in the program are interviews
47.
American Film Institute Salute to Gene Kelly, The (1985)
A tribute to actor-dancer Gene Kelly by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Writer (special)

48.
On the Town in Concert (1993) as Book
Concert performance of the musical "On the Town" about three sailors on 24-hour leave in Manhattan.
49.
On the Town in Concert (1993) as Narration Writer
Concert performance of the musical "On the Town" about three sailors on 24-hour leave in Manhattan.
50.
Applause (1973) as Writer
The musical story of Eve Harrington, a sugar-coated aspiring actress with a heart of iron who schemes her way into the confidence of a Broadway star whom she uses to become a star herself.
51.
Let's Celebrate (1972) as Writer
A late-night program of comedy skits.

Music (special)

52.
Leonard Bernstein's New York (1997) as Lyrics
Special offering songs about New York from Leonard Bernstein's Broadway scores. Taped at various locations in New York City. Also includes segments from the taping of the Nonesuch recording, "Leonard Bernstein's New York."
53.
On the Town in Concert (1993) as Lyrics
Concert performance of the musical "On the Town" about three sailors on 24-hour leave in Manhattan.
54.
Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992) as Song ("O'Brien To Ryan To Goldberg")
A documentary tracing how the sport of baseball has been depicted in Hollywood films.
55.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991) as Lyrics ("It'S Love" "Lucky To Be Me" "Lonely Town" "Just In Time" "Make Someone Happy" "New York, New York")
A broadcast of the fourteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are country music singer Roy Acuff, the musical comedy writer-performers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the acrobatic tap dancers Fayard and Har
56.
Bernstein at 70 (1989) as Song Performer ("Lonely Town")
Celebrities from Broadway and classical and pop music join the Boston Symphony Orchestra at their summer home, the Tanglewood Music Festival, in a gala seventieth birthday salute to the American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.
57.
Tony Bennett (1988) as Song ("Just In Time")
Tony Bennett performs standards in this "On Stage at Wolf Trap" presentation, taped at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia.
58.
Follies in Concert (1986) as Song Performer ("Rain On The Roof")
A concert version of Stephen Sondheim's 1971 Broadway musical about a reunion of performers from the Follies, the top venue for the vaudeville and burlesque acts of the early twentieth century. For the first time, Sondheim's score is presented in its entirety. Included in the program are interviews
59.
Wonderful Town (1958) as Lyrics
The story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who arrive in New York's Greenwich Village from Columbus, Ohio, seeking fame and fortune: Ruth as a writer, and Eileen as an actress. Based on the "My Sister Eileen" stories by Ruth McKenney. See also "My Sister Eileen" (series) and "You Should Mee

Misc. Crew (special)

60.
Wonderful Town (1958) as Vignettes
The story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who arrive in New York's Greenwich Village from Columbus, Ohio, seeking fame and fortune: Ruth as a writer, and Eileen as an actress. Based on the "My Sister Eileen" stories by Ruth McKenney. See also "My Sister Eileen" (series) and "You Should Mee

Special Thanks (special)

61.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991) as Special Thanks (Lyrics "The Will Rogers Follies")
A broadcast of the fourteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are country music singer Roy Acuff, the musical comedy writer-performers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the acrobatic tap dancers Fayard and Har

Music (TV Mini-Series)

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