Hammerstein, Oscar, II
(1895-1960)
   Born in New York City to a theatrical family, Oscar Hammerstein went to Columbia University, where he met Richard Rodgers. In 1918, Hammerstein became a stage manager for his uncle, and in 1920 he wrote the play Always You. With Otto Harbach, he wrote Wildflower (1922), Rose-Marie (1924), Sunny (1925), Song of the Flame (1925), and The Desert Song (1926). In 1927, he wrote Show Boat with Jerome Kern, which included “Ol’ Man River.” He was less successful in the 1930s, and in 1943 he began to work with Rodgers. They wrote nine musicals together, including the enormously successful Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).
   See also Literature and theater; Music.

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  • Hammerstein, Oscar, II — born July 12, 1895, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 23, 1960, Doylestown, Pa. U.S. lyricist, musical comedy author, and producer. Grandson of the opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein (1846–1919), he studied law at Columbia University before… …   Universalium

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  • Hammerstein,Oscar — Ham·mer·stein (hămʹər stīn , stēn ), Oscar. 1846? 1919. German born American operatic manager who founded opera houses in Harlem (1888) and Manhattan (1906). His grandson Oscar Hammerstein II (1895 1960), a lyricist, collaborated on many musicals …   Universalium

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