Mary Rodgers

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1931 – 2014

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Who was Mary Rodgers?

Mary Rodgers was an American composer of musicals and an author of children's books. She was a daughter of composer Richard Rodgers and his wife, Dorothy Belle. She had a sister, Mrs. Linda Emory. She attended the Brearley School in Manhattan, and majored in music at Wellesley College.

She began writing music at the age of 16 and her professional career began with writing songs for Little Golden Records, which were albums for children with three-minute songs. One of these recordings, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves 40, which was released in 1957, featured performances by Bing Crosby of songs Mary Rodgers wrote with lyricist Sammy Kahn. She also composed music for television, including the jingle for the Prince Spaghetti commercial.

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Born
Jan 11, 1931
New York City
Also known as
  • Rodgers, Mary
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Americans
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brearley School
  • Wellesley College
Died
Jun 25, 2014
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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