Oscar Hammerstein II

About Oscar Hammerstein II

Birth Day: July 12, 1895
Birth Place: New York City, NY

Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, NY. With longtime collaborator Richard Rodgers made legendary contributions to American musical theatre.
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As per our current Database, Oscar Hammerstein II has been died on Aug 23, 1960 (age 65).

🎂 Oscar Hammerstein II - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Oscar Hammerstein II die, Oscar Hammerstein II was 65 years old.

Popular As Oscar Hammerstein II
Occupation Songwriter
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born July 12, 1895 (New York City, NY)
Birthday July 12
Town/City New York City, NY
Nationality NY

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Oscar Hammerstein II’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

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Oscar Hammerstein II was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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With longtime collaborator Richard Rodgers made legendary contributions to American musical theatre.

Before Fame

He went to Columbia University and Columbia Law School, but dropped out of law school to embrace theatre full-time. His first musical was Always You from 1921.


His first collaboration with Rodgers was a musical adaptation of the play Green Grow the Lilacs. Their adaptation would be called Oklahoma!, opening on Broadway in 1943. They went on to write Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and many other classics that developed the idea of the songs advancing and establishing the characters in the play.

Family Life

He married Myra Finn on August 22, 1917; they divorced in 1929. He married Dorothy Jacobson on May 13, 1929. He had two children by Myra and one child, Future theatre Director and Producer James Hammerstein, by Dorothy.

Associated With

He also collaborated with Jerome Kern, for which Show Boat from 1927 was their biggest hit.

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