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Richard Rodgers (I) (1902–1979)

He met Lorenz Hart in 1918 who was to write lyrics for Richard for the next 25 years. The produced many successful songs and musicals such as 'Pal Joey' and 'The Boys From Syracuse'. In 1943 Richard teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein to make a musical version of the play 'How Green Was Your Valley' which became 'Oklahoma' Richard also provided the ... See full bio »

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State Fair Music Department
The Sound of Music Music Department
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 2022 'Round Miles: A Miles Davis Documentary (Video documentary) (completed)
 2021 CRAM
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2020) ... (music)
 2020 Chris Trousdale: If I Loved You (Music Video) (music by)
 2019 Blame Obama (Music Video)
 2019 Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2019 (TV Movie) (music - as Rodgers & Hammerstein)
 2019 Laibach - So Long, Farewell (Video short) (original song composer: adapted from the musical by)
 2018 The King and I (music by)
 2018 Laibach: The Lonely Goatherd (Music Video) (lyrics)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music by - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2018)
- The Sound of Music (2018) ... (music)
- Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' (2004) ... (music by)
 2018 Laibach: My Favorite Things (Music Video) (lyrics)
 2017 Sami YNWA (Short) (stock music)
 2015 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Gug (2015) ... (music)
 2014 Walk On (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme music)
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Special) (music by)
 1975-2013 The Wackers (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Up the Reds (2013) ... (composer: theme music "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
- Nearly Gone But Not Forgotten (1975) ... (composer: theme music "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
- No Rest for the Wicked (1975) ... (composer: theme music "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
- The Root of All Evil (1975) ... (composer: theme music "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
- Everybody's Doing It (1975) ... (composer: theme music "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
 2013 Oklahoma! (music by)
 2011 Oklahoma! (TV Special documentary) (music by)
 2010 JLS: The Club Is Alive (Music Video)
 2010 En son absence (Short) (composer: additional music)
 2009 Just Me and Frank (Short) (stock music)
 2007 A Life in Words and Music (Video short) (music by)
 2005 Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Chaka Khan (Video) (music by: "My Funny Valentine")
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie) (music by)
 2001 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) (composer: song "My Funny Valentine")
 1999 Oklahoma! (TV Movie) (music by)
 1999 The King and I (music by: adapted from the musical by)
 1997 Cinderella (TV Movie) (music by)
 1997 La piovra (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #8.2 (1997) ... (composer: song "Blue Moon")
- The Octopus 8 - The Scandal (1997) ... (composer: song "Blue Moon")
 1997 The Planet of Junior Brown (composer: song "My Favorite Things")
 1997 The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey (TV Special) (composer: song "You'll Never Walk Alone" from musical "Carousel")
 1996 John Alford: Blue Moon (Music Video)
 1996 Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (TV Movie documentary) (music by)
 1993 Lorrie Morgan: My Favorite Things (Music Video)
 1992 George Shearing: Lullaby in Birdland (Video) (music: "Isn't it Romantic?")
 1991 The Boys from Syracuse (Video) (lyrics)
 1987 Side by Side by Sondheim (TV Special) (music: from "Do I Hear A Waltz")
 1986 The Boys from Syracuse (TV Special) (music by)
 1985 Frank Sinatra in Japan: Live at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo (TV Special) (music: "The Lady is a Trump")
 1965 The Sound of Music (additional words and music by) / (from the stage musical with music and lyrics by)
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- The Pirate and the Patriot (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- Escape (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Siege of Boonesborough (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- Kentucky's Bloody Ground (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Henry Bergh Story (1964) ... (composer: theme music)
 1963-1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... (composer: title music "March of the Clowns")
- There Are No Problems, Only Opportunities (1964) ... (composer: title music "March of the Clowns")
- This Train Don't Stop Till It Gets There (1964) ... (composer: title music "March of the Clowns")
- Love the Giver (1964) ... (composer: title music "March of the Clowns")
- The Glorious Days of the Used to Be (1964) ... (composer: title music "March of the Clowns")
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (music and lyrics by)
 1962 State Fair (composer: songs) / (writer: additional songs)
 1961 Flower Drum Song (composer: songs)
 1960-1961 Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (TV Series documentary) (composer - 26 episodes)
- Goodbye, Mr. Churchill (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Gotterdammerung (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tying the Knot (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Yalta (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Final Christmas (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1958 South Pacific (music by)
 1957 Pal Joey (music by: from the musical play)
  Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) (featuring the music of - 1 episode, 1957) (music - 1 episode, 1957)
- R (1957) ... (featuring the music of)
- O (1957) ... (music: Oklahoma)
 1956 The King and I (music by)
 1956 Carousel (music by)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: Dearest Enemy (TV Movie) (music by)
 1955 Oklahoma! (music by)
 1955 A Connecticut Yankee (TV Movie) (music by)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... (music by - segment "Excerpts from Oklahoma")
 1945 State Fair (music by)
 1945 Ten Cents a Dance (composer: song "Ten Cents a Dance")
 1941 They Met in Argentina (songs: music by)
 1940 Too Many Girls (music by)
 1940 The Boys from Syracuse (music by)
 1939 On Your Toes (music and lyrics by)
 1935 Mississippi (music by)
 1934 The Merry Widow (lyrics by)
 1934 Hollywood Party (music & lyrics by)
 1934 Evergreen (lyrics and music)
 1933 Yours Sincerely (Short) (songwriter)
 1932 Love Me Tonight (music by)
 1931 The Hot Heiress (music & lyrics by)
 1930 Heads Up (music: songs)
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Stage: Wrote music for "Simple Simon" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Material by Ed Wynn and Guy Bolton. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Choreographed by Seymour Felix. Directed by E.B. 'Zeke' Colvan. Ziegfeld Theatre: 18 Feb 1930-14 Jun 1930 (135 performances). Cast: Will Ahern, Pirko Ahlquist, Bobbe Arnst, Mabel Baade, Elsie Behrens, Hugh ... See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rodgers & Hammerstein | Rodgers and Hammerstein | Richard | Dick Rodgers | Richard Rogers


Dorothy Rodgers  (his death)  (2 children)

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In many ways, a song-writing partnership is like a marriage. Apart from just liking each other, a lyricist and a composer should be able to spend long periods of time together - around the clock if need be - without getting on each other's nerves. Their goals, outlooks, and basic philosophies should be similar. They should have strong convictions, but no man should ever insist that his way alone ... See more »


Wrote over 1,500 songs (at least 85 regarded as standards) and 42 musicals, 19 of which were transferred to film. See more »



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