ADOLPH GREEN Biography - Writers


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  Adolph Green was born on December 2 of 1915 in the Bronx,  New York City, USA                         
  and died on October 23 0f 2002 in Manhattan, USA                                                       
  Adolph Green was an American lyricist and playwright, who penned most of his                           
  songs, plays, and movies with Betty Comden. Betty Comden and Adolph Green collaborated for six decades 
  and were widely considered Broadway's most successful team.                                           
  They wrote the follow Broadway musicals "On the Town", "Wonderful Town"                               
  and  the classic "Singin' in the Rain", about Hollywood in the final days of the silent film era.     
  Considered by many film historians to be the best movie musical of all time, it                       
  ranked #10 on the list of the 100 Best American Movies of the 20th Century,                           
  compiled by the American Film Institute in 1998.They followed this with another                       
  hit, The Band Wagon, in which the characters of Lester and Lily, a husband-and-wife                   
  team that writes the screenplay for the show-within-a-show, were patterned after                       
  themselves. They were Oscar-nominated twice, for their screenplays for The Band                       
  Wagon and It's Always Fair Weather, both of which earned them a Screen Writers                         
  Guild Award, as did On the Town.