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Richard Rodgers

Richard RodgersAKA Richard Charles Rodgers

Born: 28-Jun-1902
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 30-Dec-1979
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Broadway composer. Songwriting partner of lyricist Lorenz Hart from 1919 until Hart's death in 1943; thereafter worked with Oscar Hammerstein II.

Father: William A. Rodgers (physician)
Mother: Mamie Levy
Wife: Dorothy Feiner (m. 5-Mar-1930, until his death, two daughters)
Daughter: Mary Rodgers Guettel (b. 11-Jan-1931)
Daughter: Linda

    High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY (1919)
    University: Columbia University (attended 1919-21)
    University: Juilliard School of Music (1921-23)

    Lincoln Center Managing Director, Music Theater (1964-69)
    Dramatists Guild of America
    Dutch Treat Club (1939)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1946 for State Fair (with Oscar Hammerstein II)
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1950 for South Pacific (shared)
    Emmy 1962 for Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years
    Tony 1950 for South Pacific (three awards)
    Tony 1952 for The King and I
    Tony 1960 for The Sound of Music (two awards)
    Tony 1962 for No Strings (two awards)
    Tony 1972 Special Award
    Tony 1979 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Kennedy Center Honor 1978
    Surgery 1975 (laryngectomy)
    Risk Factors: Insomnia, Depression, Pacemaker

    Main Street to Broadway (13-Oct-1953) · Himself

Author of books:
Musical Stages (1975, memoir)

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