American writer/composer/actor Adolph Green first attracted attention as a member of the Revuers, a satirical musicomedy troupe which performed at New York's Village Vanguard nightclub in the early '40s. The group couldn't afford the royalties on previously written material, so Green and fellow Revuer Betty Comden took to writing their own songs and routines. The Revuers were invited to Hollywood for the 1944 Betty Grable musical Greenwich Village, but the only member of the group that the movies were truly interested in was young Judy Holliday. Green and Comden remained in New York to write the libretto for and co-star in the Leonard Bernstein musical On the Town (which they later adapted for the screen). Green and Comden continued collaborating, spending less performance time as they became busier writers. The pair returned to ...
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