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Adolph Green

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Year (1982)
Lowest Rated:   17% What a Way to Go! (1964)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
20% Garbo Talks
  • Himself
1984
100% My Favorite Year
  • Leo Silver
1982
60% Simon
  • Commune Leader
1980
17% What a Way to Go!
  • Screenwriter
1964
78% Bells Are Ringing
  • Screenwriter
1960
92% 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
96% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2002
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Walter
  • 1994

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