Death of Betty Comden

May 3, 1917 - November 23, 2006
New York City, New York | Age 89

Broadway lyricist, dead of heart failure at 89
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Betty Comden, whose more than 60-year collaboration with Adolph Green produced the classic New York stage musical "On the Town," as well as "Singin' in the Rain," has died. She was 89.

Comden had been ill for a few months and died Thursday of heart failure at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia, said her longtime attorney and executor Ronald Konecky.

"She was, in all respects, a very beautiful and legendary person," Konecky said. "She was a dynamic figure in the arts,...

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