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Today’s Birthday: OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (1895)

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895)

The grandson of an opera impresario of the same name, Hammerstein studied law before beginning the theater career that made him one of the foremost songwriters in the US. In the early 1940s, he began a prolific and successful collaboration with Richard Rodgers that resulted in plays like The King and IThe Sound of Music, and the Pulitzer Prize winners Oklahoma! andSouth Pacific. The eight-time Tony Award winner is also the only person named Oscar to have done what? More… Discuss