Adolph GreenPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Dance Only With Me
~ from the Broadway Production "Say Darling"
Music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
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Make Someone Happy
~ from the Broadway production "Do Re Mi"
Music by Julie Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 

Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 – October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright, who penned most of his songs, plays, and movies with Betty Comden.

Green was born in the Bronx to Hungarian Jewish immigrants Daniel and Helen Weiss Green. Attending public schools, he wrote poetry, acted, and enjoyed reading, though not schoolwork. He attended New York University to study drama, meeting (a teenaged) Judy Holliday and Comden in December 1938, and the three formed a nightclub act called "The Revuers".

Comden and Green wrote numerous hits, including "New York, New York" (the version from the musical On The Town) and the screenplay for the film Singin' in the Rain.

Green married his third wife, actress Phyllis Newman, in 1960. He died at 87 of natural causes on October 23, 2002, survived by Newman and their 2 children.

His Broadway memorial, with such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Kevin Kline, Joel Grey, Kristin Chenoweth, Arthur Laurents, Peter Stone, and, of course, Betty Comden, and Green's daughter, Amanda, took place at the Schubert Theater on December 4, 2002. 

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