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Comden, Betty
Note: Variety obit is for husband of (Steven Kyle) (Source: 1)

cast, composer, librettist, lyricist, screenwriter, toy instrument, vocals, lyricist


born: 03 May 1915 New York / city, USA Source: 2  

born: 03 May 1919 Source: 3  

date of Variety obit: 31 Oct 1979 (see note above)  

The Music Sack has 354 items with information about Betty Comden
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 1998

Index

The above item is part of :
Larkin, Colin
The encyclopedia of popular music
Third edition
New York: Macmillan, 1998, 8 v.

Number of People : 43,747


 1996

[Index of Names]

The above item is part of :
Bloom, Ken
American song
The complete musical theater companion: 1877-1995. Volume 2: T-Z and indexes
Second edition
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996, 2093 p.

Number of People : 24,881


 1996

Claghorn, Charles Eugene
Women composers and songwriters.
A concise biographical dictionary
Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 1996, 247 p.

Number of People : 994


 1996

[Artist Index]

The above item is part of :
Ruppli, Michel
The Decca labels. A discography. Volume 6
Record numerical listings & general artist index
Compiled by Michel Ruppli
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996, 958 p.

Number of People : 10,351


 1993

Grattan, Virginia L.
American women songwriters
A biographical dictionary
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993, 279 p.

Number of People : 184


 1993

Tallmer, Jerry
Comden and Green
Playbill, Vol.11, no.7, April 30, 1993.

Number of People : 2


 1992

Flatow, Sheryl
On the Town. Stagebill for the Kennedy Center, October, 1992.
1992

Number of People : 2


 1992

Larkin, Colin
The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music
Edited by Colin Larkin
Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing, 1992, 4V p.

Number of People : 5,680

More Details : (1 Section)


 1991

Bierley, Paul E.
Rehrig, William H.
The heritage encyclopedia of band music : composers and their music
Edited by Paul E. Bierley
William H. Rehrig
Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991

Number of People : 8,916


 1991

Gottfried, Martin
The Last American Musical?
Theatre Week, 7/8/1991. Gottfried discusses The Will Rogers Follies.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Watt, Douglas
Review of "The Will Rogers Follies"
Daily News, 5/10/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Conrad, Jon Alan
Are "Candide"'s Adventures at an End?
New York Times August 18, 1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Suskin, Steven
Show Tunes, 1905-1991
New York: Limelight Editions, 1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Wilk, Max
They're playing our song
The truth behind the words and music of three generations
Mount Kisco, New York & London: Moyer Bell Limited, 1991

Number of People : 28


 1991

Wilson, Edwin
Review of "The Will Rogers Follies"
Wall Street Journal, 5/8/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Kroll, Jack
Review of "The Will Rogers Follies"
Newsweek, 5/13/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Candide
New York Times, 9/2/1991
       Note: Record review

Number of People : 2


 1991

Candide
American Record Guide, November/December 1991, Vol.54, no.6.
       Note: Record review

Number of People : 2


 1991

Hischak, Thomas S.
Word Crazy : Broadway lyricists from Cohan to Sondheim
New York: Praeger, 1991, 241 p.

Number of People : 21


 1991

Chase, Anthony
Playing the Palace Theatre.
Theatre Crafts, 4/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Mandelbaum, Ken
Not Since Carrie, 40 Years of Broadway Musical Flops
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Stearns, David Patrick
Will Rogers
USA Today, 5/2/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1991

Kissel, Howard
Review of "The Will Rogers Follies"
New York Daily News, 5/2/1991

Number of People : 2


 1991

Stuart, Jan
Review of "The Will Rogers Follies"
New York Newsday, 5/2/1991.

Number of People : 2


 1990

Suskin, Steven
Opening Night on Broadway
New York: Schirmer Books, Macmillan, Inc., 1990.

Number of People : 2


 1990

Notable careers in the musical theatre

p. 741 In:
Channing, Carol
Suskin, Steven
Opening night on Broadway.
A critical quotebook of the golden era of the musical theatre, Oklahoma! (1943) to Fidler on the Roof (1964)
Steven Suskin
Foreword by Carol Channing
New York: Schirmer Books, 1990, 810 p.

Number of People : 14


 1989

Ilson, Carol
Harold Prince : "From Pajama Game" to "Phantom of the Opera"
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1989.

Number of People : 2


 1989

Kissel, Howard
Review of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
New York Daily News, 2/27/1989

Number of People : 2


 1989

I Want to go Home
Variety, 9/13/1989.
       Note: Film review

Number of People : 2


 1989

Wilson, Edwin
Review of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
Wall Street Journal, 2/28/1989.

Number of People : 2


 1989

Variety Television Reviews. 15 Vols
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1989-.

Number of People : 2


 1989

Rich, Frank
Review of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
New York Times, 2/27/1989

Number of People : 2


 1989

Performer Index : Vocalists

p. 503-540 In:
Myers, Kurtz
Index to record reviews 1984-1987 : based on material ... 1984 AND 1987
Compiled and edited by Kurtz Myers
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall, 1989, 639 p.

Number of People : 2,094


 1989

Lynch, Richard Chigley
Movie Musicals on Record, a Directory of Recordings of Motion Picture Musicals, 1927-1987
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1989.

Number of People : 2


 1989

Barnes, Clive
Review of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
New York Post, 2/27/1989

Number of People : 2


 1989

Spindle, Les
Julie Andrews, a Bio Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut. Greenwood Press, 1989.

Number of People : 2


 1989

Canby, Vincent
Film review of "Funny"
New York Times, 6/28/1989

Number of People : 2


 1989

Maslin, Janet
Film review of "Slaves of New York"
New York Times, 3/17/1989

Number of People : 2


 1988

Comden, Betty
Jerome Robbins gets a Little Help from his Friends
New York Times, 12/4/1988

Number of People : 2


 1988

Solomon, Aubrey
Twentieth Century-Fox
A Corporate and Financial History
Metuchen, N.J., and London: The Scarecrow Press, 1988.

Number of People : 2


 1988

Newman, Phyllis
Just in Time, Notes from My Life
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Number of People : 2


 1987

Ewen, David
American songwriters. An H.W. Wilson biographical dictionary
New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1987

Number of People : 135


 1987

Gradenwitz, Peter
Leonard Bernstein
Providence: Berg Publishers, 1987.

Number of People : 2


 1987

Morrow, Lee Alan
The Tony Award Book, Four Decades of Great American Theater
New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.

Number of People : 2


 1987

Vinson, James (editor)
The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers.
Vol. IV. Writers and Production Artists
Chicago and London: St. James Press, 1987.

Number of People : 2


 1987

Nash, Jay Robert
Ross, Stanley Ralph
The Motion Picture Guide
Evanston, Illinois: Cinebooks, Inc., 1987.

Number of People : 2


 1987

Peyser, Joan
Bernstein, a Biography
New York: Beach Tree Books, william Morrow, 1987.

Number of People : 2


 1986

Suskin, Steven
Show Tunes, the Songs, Shows and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers
New York: Dodd, 1986.

Number of People : 2


 1986

Clark, Randall
Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Vol. 44 : American Screenwriters, Second Series.
Ed. Randall Clark
Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1986-1990.

Number of People : 2


 1986 Source: 2

Sadie, Stanley
Hitchcock, H. Wiley
The new Grove dictionary of American music
edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie
New York, N.Y. : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986. 4 v.

Number of People : 3,993


 1986

Kelley, Kitty
His Way, the Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra.
New York, London: Bantam Books, 1986.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Kroll, Jack
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
Newsweek, 7/15/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Sinyard, Neil
Basic Movies.
Salem, N.H.: Salem House, 1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Rich, Frank
Review of the concert version of "Follies"
New York Times, 9/9/1985

Number of People : 2


 1985

Harman ~, Carter
Review of Leonard Bernstein's Theatre Songs
Life, 7/30/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Lily in Love film
New York Times, 4/19/1985
       Note: Review

Number of People : 2


 1985

Wilson, Edwin
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
Wall Street Journal, 5/10/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Hirschhorn, Joel
Kasha, Al
Notes on Broadway, Intimate Conversations with Broadway's Greatest Songwriters
New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1985, 1987.

Number of People : 2

Descriptive note


 1985

Zolotow, Sam
Skin of our Teeth Musical Dropped
New York Times, 1/5/1985

Number of People : 2


 1985

Slide, Anthony (editor)
Selected Film Criticism, 1951-1960
Vol. 5
Metuchen, N.J., and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Rich, Frank
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
New York Times, 7/3/1985

Number of People : 2


 1985

Watt, Douglas
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
Daily News, 7/3/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Barnes, Clive
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
New York Post, 7/3/1985

Number of People : 2


 1985

Gill, Brendan
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
New Yorker, 7/15/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Churcher, Susan
Still Kicking : Miracle on 51st Street
New York Magazine, 10/14/1985.

Number of People : 2

Descriptive note


 1985

Kasha, Al
Notes on Broadway
(conversations with the great songwriters)
Chicago: Books, Inc., 1985

Number of People : 26


 1985

Bordman, Gerald
American Musical Revue from the Passing Show to Sugar Babies
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Croce, Arlene
Review of "Singin' in the Rain"
New Yorker, 7/22/1985.

Number of People : 2


 1985

Comden, Betty
So Eat Your Heart Out, Elizabeth Taylor
New York Times, 3/31/1985
       Note: Betty Comden writes about her early acting career in grade school.

Number of People : 2


 1984

Barnes, Clive
Review of "Diamonds"
New York Post, 12/17/1984

Number of People : 2


 1984

Kerr, Walter
Review of "Isn't it Romantic?"
New York Times, 2/26/1984

Number of People : 2


 1984

Lawrence, Carol
Broadway
New York Times, 1/6/1984
       Note: Betty Comden talks about appearing in Isn't It Romantic?.

Number of People : 2


 1984

Watt, Douglas
Review of "Diamonds"
Daily News, 12/17/1984.

Number of People : 2


 1984

Rich, Frank
Review of "Diamonds"
New York Times, 12/17/1984

Number of People : 2


 1984

Lyon, Christopher
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, The.
Vol. IV, Writers and Production Artists.
Ed. Christopher Lyon.
Chicago: St. James Press, 1984.

Number of People : 2


 1983

Leonard, William Torbert
Broadway Bound
A Guide to Shows that Died Aborning.
Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983.

Number of People : 2


 1983

Casper, Joseph Andrew
Stanley Donen
Metuchen, N.J., and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983.

Number of People : 2


 1983

Variety Film Reviews. 19 Vols
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1983-.

Number of People : 2


 1983

Green, Adolph
Comden, Betty
"A Doll's Life", with music by Larry Grossman
New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1983.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Holtzman, Will
Judy Holliday
New York: Putnam Press, 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Simon, John
Review of "A Doll's Life"
New York Magazine, 10/4/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Gilman, Richard
Review of "A Doll's Life"
The Nation, 10/16/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Watt, Douglas
Review of "A Doll's Life"
Daily News, 9/24/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Gerard, Jeremy
Will Ibsen's "Doll" Come to Life on the Musical Stage?
New York Times, 9/19/1982

Number of People : 2


 1982

Kaplan, Mike (editor)
Variety, Major U.S. Showbusiness Awards
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Kissel, Howard
Review of "A Doll's Life"
Women's Wear Daily, 10/24/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Gill, Brendan
Review of "A Doll's Life"
New Yorker, 10/4/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Bordman, Gerald
American Musical Comedy from Adonis to Dreamgirls
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Rich, Frank
Review of "A Doll's Life"
New York Times, 9/24/1982

Number of People : 2


 1982

Carey, Gary
Judy Holliday, an Intimate Life Story
New York: Seaview Books, 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Gerard, Jeremy
Hal Prince and the Poetry of Abstraction
Los Angeles Times, 6/13/1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Bernstein, Burton
Family Matters, Sam, Jennie, and the Kids
New York: Summit Books, 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1982

Bernstein, Leonard
Findings
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Number of People : 2


 1981

Green, Adolph
The Magic of Fred Astaire
American Film, April 1981.

Number of People : 2


 1981

Magill, Frank N.
Magill's Survey of Cinema. English Language Films
Ed. Frank N. Magill
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Salem Press, 1981.
       Note: Second Series, Four Vols.

Number of People : 2


 1981

Watts, Richard Jr
Review of "Subways Are for Sleeping"
New York Post, 12/28/1981

Number of People : 2


 1981

Conversation with Comden and Green and Guare.
Dramatists Guild Quarterly, Summer 1981.

Number of People : 2


 1980 Source: 1

Index

The above item is part of :
Perry, Jeb H.
Variety obits. An index to obituaries in Variety, 1905-1978
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980, 311 p.

Number of People : 101,729


 1980

Green, Stanley
Taylor, Deems
The world of musical comedy.
The story of the American musical stage. As told through the careers of its foremost composers and lyricist.
Foreword by Deems Taylor
San Diego: A. S. Barnes, 1980, 391 p.

Number of People : 69


 1980

Gordon, Max
Live at the Village Vanguard
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980.

Number of People : 2


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