Oscar Hammerstein II


Born
July 12, 1895

Died
August 23, 1960


Oscar Hammerstein II was an American writer, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and was twice awarded an Academy Award for "Best Original Song", and much of his work is part of the unofficial Great American Songbook. He co-wrote 850 songs. Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. Hammerstein collaborated with composers including Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg, but his most famous collaboration was with Richard Rodgers. ...more

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6 Plays by Rodgers and Hamm...

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Oklahoma!: The Complete Boo...

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The Complete Lyrics of Osca...

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South Pacific: A Musical Play

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Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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Rodgers And Hammerstein's M...

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The Sound of Music: Piano P...

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A Real Nice Clambake

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Oklahoma! Libretto and Prin...

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“A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it - A song's not a song 'til you sing it - Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love 'til you give it away!”
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“Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you? Am I making believe I see in you, a woman too perfect to be really true? Do I want you because you're wonderful, or are you wonderful because I want you? Are you the sweet invention of a lover's dream, or are you really as beautiful as you seem?”
Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

“There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.”
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