Oscar Hammerstein II

Hammerstein circa 1940 Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (; July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) director in the musical theater for almost 40 years. He won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for vocalists and jazz musicians. He co-wrote 850 songs.

He is best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, as the duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, whose musicals include ''Oklahoma!'', ''Carousel'', ''South Pacific'', ''The King and I'', and ''The Sound of Music''. Described by Stephen Sondheim as an "experimental playwright", Hammerstein helped bring the American musical to new maturity by popularizing musicals that focused on stories and character rather than the lighthearted entertainment that the musical had been known for beforehand.

He also collaborated with Jerome Kern (with whom he wrote ''Show Boat''), Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml, Richard A. Whiting, and Sigmund Romberg. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1958
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by Kern, Jerome, 1885-1945.
Published 1932
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1949
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by Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951.
Published 1928
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1946
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by Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951.
Published 1935
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1959
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1945
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1943
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1958
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1958
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1953
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by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Published 1959
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