Adolph Green

Adolph Green

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lowest Rated: 22% What a Way to Go! (1964)

Birthday: Dec 02, 1914

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

So long-running and fruitful was his partnership with Betty Comden, Adolph Green was frequently thought to be married to her, but instead, the writers-singers-actors shared a sophisticated, witty flair and friendship that earned them both pop culture immortality as writers of stage, screen and song. After starting out together in a troupe called The Revuers, Green and Comden earned a ticket to the big time with the lyrics and book for "On the Town," which they adapted into a 1949 film starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. Showered with awards and nominations, they wrote the screenplays for the film hits "Singin' in the Rain" (1952), "The Band Wagon" (1953), "It's Always Fair Weather" (1955), "Bells Are Ringing" (1960), which was based on their musical, and "Auntie Mame" (1958). Seven-time Tony-winners, they penned such classic Broadway hits as "Wonderful Town," "Peter Pan" and "Applause." Awarded the Kennedy Center Honors and enshrined in multiple halls of fame, Green died of natural causes on Dec. 4, 2002, but the movies, shows and music he and Comden wrote would live on forever as beloved standards whose sparkling craftsmanship revealed the pair's genius.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 33% The Substance of Fire Mr. Musselblatt (Character) $81.6K 1996
No Score Yet 39% I Want to Go Home Joey Wellman (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 11% Lily in Love Jerry Silber (Character) - 1985
96% 84% My Favorite Year Leo Silver (Character) - 1982
57% 69% Simon Commune leader (Character) - 1980
22% 66% What a Way to Go! Writer (Screenplay) - 1964
82% 75% Bells Are Ringing Screenwriter - 1960
93% 93% Auntie Mame Writer (Screenplay) - 1958
88% 75% It's Always Fair Weather Writer - 1955
100% 82% The Band Wagon Writer - 1953
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain Writer $23.9K 1952
93% 83% On the Town Writer - 1949
100% 79% Good News Screenwriter - 1947

TV

Credit
93% 94% Frasier Walter (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974 1967

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