This week, actress, singer and radio personality Christine Pedi, paid a loving tribute to songwriter Bettty Comden on her 100th birthday at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Betty Comden with collaborator Ådolph Green, started out writing and performing reviews, before embarking on illustrious careers writing hits songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Applause, The Will Rogers Follies, Hallelujah Baby, On the 20th Century, Bells Are Ringing were just some of the shows that won them 7 Tony Awards. Peter Pan, Wonderful Town and On the Town went on to be hit films and TV shows winning them 2 Academy Award nominations. She even won a Grammy.
Christine who had a wonderful relationship with Betty Comden and spent many hours with her. Between songs Christine related some of her conversations with the prolific writer and of the musical theatre.