Adolph Green

Adolph Green, the legendary Broadway lyricist-librettist and screenwriter who, with partner Betty Comden, created On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, On the 20th Century and "Singin' in the Rain," died of natural causes at his Manhattan home Oct. 23, 2002, a spokesperson for his wife, Phyllis Newman confirmed. Adolph Green, the legendary Broadway lyricist-librettist and screenwriter who, with partner Betty Comden, created On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, On the 20th Century and "Singin' in the Rain," died of natural causes at his Manhattan home Oct. 23, a spokesperson for his wife, Phyllis Newman confirmed.

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  • Born: Dec 2, 1914 in The Bronx, New York
  • Death: Oct 23, 2002 in New York, New York

Awards

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