Biography: Adolph Green was born on December 2, 1914 in the Bronx, New York to Helen and Daniel Green. He worked as a runner on Wall Street after high school while pursuing acting. His longtime collaborator was Betty Comden. Their professional partnership lasted more than 60 years. He married Elizabeth Reitell and then married Allyn Ann McLerie. His third wife was actress Phyllis Newman, with whom he had his children Adam and Amanda.
Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Singin' in the Rain," "On the Town," "What a Way to Go!," "Auntie Mame," "The Band Wagon," "My Favorite Year," "It's Always Fair Weather," and "Bells Are Ringing." Television credits include: "Frasier," "What's My Line?," "Biography," "Great Performances," "American Masters," and "The Match Game."
Other Awards: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
Trivia: Comden and Green formed a troupe called the Revuers with Judy Holliday and Leonard Benstein, which performed at the Village Vanguard club in Greenwich Village. The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on October 24, 2002.