Oscar Hammerstein II biography

Oscar Hammerstein II

Theatrical Composer

1895 – 1960

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Who was Oscar Hammerstein II?

Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for singers and jazz musicians. He co-wrote 850 songs. Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. Hammerstein collaborated with composers Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml, Richard A. Whiting and Sigmund Romberg; but his most famous collaboration, by far, was with Richard Rodgers, which included The Sound of Music.

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Born
Jul 12, 1895
New York City
Also known as
  • Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein
  • Mr. Oscar Hammerstein
  • Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
  • Ockie
  • Oscar Hammerstein
  • Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
  • Oscar Hammerstein Jrs
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Columbia Law School
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Aug 23, 1960
Doylestown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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