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Oscar Hammerstein II

Songwriter / Screenwriter / Writer / Lyricist / Record Producer / Film Producer / Theatre Director | * 07/12/1895 († 65, 08/23/1960)
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 Jerom... ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Romance / Love | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Oscar Hammerstein II

Pulitzer Prize for Drama Grammy Trustees Award Academy Award for Best Original Song

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Movies with Oscar Hammerstein II as Actor(1)

TV Shows/Series with Oscar Hammerstein II as Actor(1)

Movies with Oscar Hammerstein II as Crew(54)

Writing/Screenplay2018 The King and I
Sound/Music2018 The King and I
Writing/Lyricist2015 The Sound of Music Live!
Writing/Writer2015 Show Boat
Writing/Lyricist2013 The Sound of Music Live!
Writing/Writer2010 South Pacific
Sound/Songs2010 South Pacific
Writing/Adaptation2001 South Pacific
Writing/Writer1999 Oklahoma!
Sound/Music1997 Cinderella
Writing/Book1997 Cinderella
Writing/Writer1967 Carousel
Writing/Lyricist1965 The Sound of Music
Writing/Adaptation1962 State Fair
Writing/Theatre Play1961 Flower Drum Song
Writing/Musical1961 Flower Drum Song
Writing/Lyricist1961 Flower Drum Song
Writing/Theatre Play1958 South Pacific
Sound/Songs1958 South Pacific
Writing/Writer1957 Cinderella
Writing/Book1956 Carousel
Sound/Songs1956 Carousel
Writing/Musical1956 Carousel
Writing/Musical1956 The King and I
Writing/Lyricist1955 Oklahoma!
Writing/Book1955 Oklahoma!
Writing/Musical1955 Oklahoma!
Writing/Book1955 The Desert Song
Writing/Lyricist1955 The Desert Song
Writing/Writer1954 Rose Marie
Writing/Book1954 Carmen Jones
Writing/Lyricist1954 Carmen Jones
Writing/Theatre Play1953 The Desert Song
Writing/Theatre Play1951 Show Boat
Writing/Screenplay1945 State Fair
Writing/Author1944 Broadway Rhythm
Writing/Theatre Play1943 The Desert Song
Writing/Theatre Play1941 Sunny
Writing/Writer1940 New Moon
Writing/Screenplay1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Writing/Writer1937 High, Wide and Handsome
Writing/Theatre Play1936 Show Boat
Writing/Screenplay1936 Show Boat
Writing/Lyricist1936 Show Boat
Writing/Theatre Play1936 Rose Marie
Writing/Lyricist1934 Music in the Air
Writing/Writer1934 Sweet Adeline
Writing/Novel1930 The Song of the Flame
Writing/Opera1930 Song of the West
Writing/Writer1930 Sunny
Writing/Musical1930 New Moon
Writing/Writer1930 Viennese Nights

Born: Friday, 07/12 1895 (July) in New York City
Died: Tuesday, 08/23 1960 (August) in Doylestown (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia Law School, Columbia University
Member of: Pi Lambda Phi, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Spouses (current/former): Dorothy Hammerstein, Myra Finn
Children: James Hammerstein, William Hammerstein, Alice Hammerstein
Father: Willie Hammerstein
Mother: Alice Nimmo
Other names for Oscar Hammerstein II (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Oscar Hammerstein 2nd"
"Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II"
Oscar Hammerstein II frequently works together with these people:
Richard Rodgers (18x, Crew)
Otto A. Harbach (8x, Crew)
Alfred Newman (8x, Crew)
Howard Lindsay (5x, Crew)
Lyle R. Wheeler (4x, Crew)
Cedric Gibbons (4x, Crew)
Jerome Kern (4x, Crew)
Joshua Logan (4x, Crew)
Walter M. Scott (4x, Crew)
Sigmund Romberg (4x, Crew)
Vikki Carr (1x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:715717, Added: 10/31/2018, Last updated: 09/16/2020