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Adolph Green


Who is Adolph Green?

Adolph Green was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freed's production unit at MGM, during the genre's heyday. Many people thought the pair were married; they were not, but they shared a unique comic genius and sophisticated wit that enabled them to forge a six-decade-long partnership that produced some of Hollywood and Broadway's greatest hits.

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Google previewA Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans (1993)

An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans by Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

Lyrics by °Betty Comden and °Adolph Green. A musical pageant of racial problems in the United States, both in and out of the theatre, which apparently promised more than it delivered, as “the majority of [daily newspaper] reviews,” according ...

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It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues. (Adolph Green)
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