Stage and film songwriter Betty Comden, Nov. 23
Betty Comden, who with partner Adolph Green wrote some of the memorable songs of the 20th century, including "New York, New York," "Just in Time" and "Never-Never-Land" from "Peter Pan," died of heart failure on Nov. 23. She was believed to be 89. Comden and Green were best known for their work on Broadway where they collaborated with composers Leonard Bernstein, Cy Coleman and Jule Styne. They amassed seven Tony Awards, starting in 1953 with the musical "Wonderful Town," a romantic comedy that starred Rosalind Russell.