Betty Comden

Betty Comden


Betty Comden, the award-winning lyricist and librettist who — with writing partner Adolph Green — created such iconic New York musicals as Bells Are Ringing, Wonderful Town and On the Town, died Nov. 23, 2006, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was 89. The New York Times reports that the cause of Ms. Comden’s death was heart failure.

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  • Also known as: Basya Cohen
  • Born: May 3, 1917 in New York, New York
  • Death: Nov 23, 2006 in New York, New York


New York Drama Critics' Circle
1991 Best Musical The Will Rogers Follies Winner
1953 Best Musical Wonderful Town Winner
Tony Award
1991 Original Score The Will Rogers Follies Winner
1986 Book of a Musical Singin' in the Rain Nominee
1983 Book of a Musical A Doll's Life Nominee
1983 Original Score A Doll's Life Nominee
1978 Book of a Musical On the Twentieth Century Winner
1978 Original Score On the Twentieth Century Winner
1968 Composer and Lyricist Hallelujah, Baby! Winner

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