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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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1939:
Formed cabaret act The Revuers with Judy Holliday and Adolph Green
1944:
Feature film acting debut with The Revuers, "Greenwich Village"
1944:
Co-wrote (with Green) the book and lyrics for Broadway hit "On the Town" in which she also acted
1947:
Co-screenwriting debut (with Adolph Green), "Good News"
1952:
With Green, wrote the screenplay for "Singin' in the Rain"
1958:
First performance of stage revue "A Party With Betty Comden and Adolph Green"
1964:
Last screenplay to date, "What a Way to Go"
1970:
Provided book only for the musical "Applause", an adaptation of the film "All About Eve"
1973:
TV adaptation of "Applause" aired on CBS
1977:
Revised production of "A Party With Betty Comden and Adolph Green" opened on Broadway
1984:
First film appearance in forty years, as title character in "Garbo Talks"
1986:
Appeared with Green as a vaudeville team in "Follies in Concert"
1991:
Last Broadway musical to date "The Will Rogers Follies"
1991:
Received Kennedy Center Honors with Adolph Green

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