What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 44

EPISODE #867

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 02, 1967 on CBS

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    • Adolph Green and Betty Comden, beginning in 1938, had a six-decades-long professional collaboration. Comden and Green wrote many screenplays, including 1949's "On the Town," and 1952's "Singin' in the Rain." In addition, they wrote lyrics to many popular songs, including "New York, New York, (a Hell of a Town)," and "Just in Time." In addition to their writing, they performed their own material in nightclubs, on concert stages and on television. Adolph Green, who was 18 years older than his wife Phyllis Newman, was married to Phyllis from 1960 until his death in 2002. From this appearance, he seemed like a very sweet man. Watch the cute way he "skips" over to John's desk after signing in. During their game, Adolph and Betty took turns answering the panel's question, both using a very low voice. Their vocal tones sounded so much the same, that for the longest time, the panel did not ask if two mystery guests were present. When their identities were finally discovered, Phyllis was so amazed that she had been stumped! It was mentioned that the two couples (Adolph & Phyllis; Betty & Steve) had just had dinner together. Betty Comden was happily married to Steven Kyle, a businessman, from 1942 until his death in 1979. In Betty's 1995 book of memoirs, "Off Stage," a book review states that "she describes her life as an intricate balancing act, juggling home and career, and not always providing the happy endings her shows offered. She writes of the lessons she has learned as a wife and mother, about her early difficulties with her daughter, and the loss of her son in 1990 to AIDS, due to the ravages of drugs." - Suzanne Astorino (2004)

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