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Betty Comden

AKA Elizabeth Cohen

Born: 3-May-1915
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 23-Nov-2006
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Singin' in the Rain

Writing partner of Adolph Green.

[1] New York Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, NY.

Father: Leo Comden
Mother: Rebecca Sadvoransky
Husband: Steven Kyle (designer, m. 4-Jan-1942, d. 1979, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Susanna
Son: Alan (d. 1990)

    High School: Ethical Culture School, Brooklyn, NY
    High School:
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, NY
    University: BS, New York University (1938)

    Tony 1953 for Wonderful Town (musical)
    Tony 1968 for Hallelujah, Baby! (musical)
    Tony 1968 for Hallelujah, Baby! (composer and lyricist)
    Tony 1970 for Applause (musical)
    Tony 1978 for On the Twentieth Century (original score)
    Tony 1978 for On the Twentieth Century (best book of a musical)
    Tony 1991 for The Will Rogers Follies (original score)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1980
    Kennedy Center Honor 1991

    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Herself
    Slaves of New York (17-Mar-1989)

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