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Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn. He died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: May Wine. Musical. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Additional orchestrations by Russell Bennett. Material by Frank Mandel. Adapted from the "The Happy Alienist" by Erich von Stroheim and Wallace Smith. Musical Direction by Robert Emmett Dolan. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Directed by José Ruben. St. James Theatre: 5 Dec 1935-6 ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

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Oscar Hammerastein 2nd | Oscar Hammerstein 2nd | 2nd Oscar Hammerstein | Mr. Oscar Hammerstein | Rodgers & Hammerstein | Rodgers and Hammerstein


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Any professional author will scoff at the implication that he spends his time hoping and waiting for a magic spark to start him off. There are few accidents of this kind in writing. A sudden beam of moonlight, or a thrush you have just heard, or a girl you have just kissed, or a beautiful view through your study window is seldom the source of an urge to put words on paper. Such pleasant ... See more »


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The Sound of Music", at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois was nominated for a 2012 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production (Large). See more »



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