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Betty Comden

  • The Bronx is up and the Battery's down, / The people ride in a hole in the ground, / New York, New York / It's a helluva town.

    • Betty Comden,
    • with Adolph Green, On the Town ()
  • [On her collaboration with Adolph Green:] We stare at each other. We meet, whether or not we have a project, just to keep up a continuity of working. There are long periods when nothing happens, and it's just boring and disheartening. But we have a theory that nothing's wasted, even those long days of staring at one another. You sort of have to believe that, don't you? That you had to go through all that to get to the day when something did happen.

    • Betty Comden,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • Ask who wants to live to be a hundred, and the answer is the person who is ninety-nine.

    • Betty Comden,
    • Break the Other Leg
    • ()

Betty Comden, U.S. screenwriter, playwright, lyricist

(1919 - 2006)

Born: Basya Cohen.