Adolph Green

Lowest Rated: 14% Garbo Talks (1984)
Birthday: Dec 2, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
American writer/composer/actor Adolph Green first attracted attention as a member of the Revuers, a satirical musicomedy troupe which performed at New York's Village Vanguard nightclub in the early '40s. The group couldn't afford the royalties on previously written material, so Green and fellow Revuer Betty Comden took to writing their own songs and routines. The Revuers were invited to Hollywood for the 1944 Betty Grable musical Greenwich Village, but the only member of the group that the movies were truly interested in was young Judy Holliday. Green and Comden remained in New York to write the libretto for and co-star in the Leonard Bernstein musical On the Town (which they later adapted for the screen). Green and Comden continued collaborating, spending less performance time as they became busier writers. The pair returned to Hollywood in 1947 as members of the Arthur Freed musical unit at MGM, where they worked on the scripts (and occasionally the songs) for such film hits as Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1948), The Barkeleys of Broadway (1949), The Band Wagon (1953) (which featured an ersatz Adolph Green-Betty Comden team in the form of Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray) and the immortal Singin' in the Rain (1956). For the Broadway stage, Green and Comden concocted a musical vehicle for their old Revuers cohort Judy Holliday, Bells are Ringing (1956), and also wrote the non-musical success Auntie Mame (1958). The white-maned Adolph Green has occasionally returned to movie acting with supporting roles in such films as My Favorite Year (1982); he also played the leading role of an elderly cartoonist in director Alain Resnais' I Want to Go Home (1989).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tcm Presents Singin' In The Rain 60th Anniversary Event Encore Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
60% The Substance of Fire Mr. Musselblatt 1996
No Score Yet I Want to Go Home Joey Wellman 1989
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: Candide Actor 1989
No Score Yet Lily in Love Jerry Silber 1985
No Score Yet Follies in Concert Theodore Whitman 1985
14% Garbo Talks Himself 1984
96% My Favorite Year Leo Silver 1982
57% Simon Commune Leader 1980
29% What a Way to Go! Screenwriter 1964
80% Bells Are Ringing Screenwriter 1960
93% Auntie Mame Screenwriter 1958
100% It's Always Fair Weather Screenwriter 1955
100% The Band Wagon Screenwriter 1953
100% Singin' in the Rain Screenwriter 1952
93% On the Town Screenwriter 1949
64% The Barkleys of Broadway Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Good News Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Herself 1944


No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Masters
  • 2002
94% Frasier
Voice of Walter
  • 1994


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