On the heels of yesterday's piece about Sheldon Harnick, here's a video about another legendary lyric-writing team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green when they appeared as the Mystery Guests on What's My Line?. Some of you might not know they're names, but you'll know a lot of their work. They wrote both the book and lyrics for such Broadway shows as Bells are Ringing, Do Re Mi, Hallelujah, Baby! (Tony-winner as Best Musical), and On the Town, written with Leonard Bernstein. They also wrote the screenplay for the movie classic, Singing in the Rain. Making this all the more fun is that one of the panelists is actress Phyllis Newman -- who was the wife of Adolph Green.
This is the full show. Their segment comes in around the 12-minute mark.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
Feedspot Badge of Honor