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Also Known As: Richard Charles Rodgers, Richard C Rodgers Died: December 30, 1979
Born: June 28, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: composer, producer

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Prolific writer of show tunes who enjoyed fruitful collaborations with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rogers confected some of Hollywood's most enduring musicals, including "Oklahoma!" (1955), "The King and I" (1956) and "The Sound of Music" (1965) and contributed numerous scores and songs to films through the 1960s.

Prolific writer of show tunes who enjoyed fruitful collaborations with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rogers confected some of Hollywood's most enduring musicals, including "Oklahoma!" (1955), "The King and I" (1956) and "The Sound of Music" (1965) and contributed numerous scores and songs to films through the 1960s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Main Street to Broadway (1953) Himself
2.
 Gershwin Years, The (1961) Host
3.
 Dateline (1954)
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -
Institute of Musical Art: New York , New York -

Notes

Rodgers was one of only eight individuals who have received each of the four major entertainment awards in competition. The others are Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Rita Moreno, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Marvin Hamlisch.

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companion:
Helen Ford. Actor, singer. Involved in 1920s.
wife:
Dorothy Rodgers. Married on March 5, 1930; survived him.

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father:
William Abraham Rodgers. Physician. Married Rodgers' mother on November 24, 1896.
mother:
Mamie Rodgers. Married Rodgers' father on November 24, 1896.
brother:
Mortimer Rodgers. Bor January 13, 1898.
daughter:
Mary Rodgers. Composer. Born January 11, 1931.
grandson:
Adam Guettel. Composer. Son of Mary Rodgers and Henry Guettel.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Musical Stages" Random House
"Berlin, Kern, Rodgers, Hart, and Hammerstein: A Complete Song Catalogue" McFarland
"Richard Rodgers" Yale University Press
"Overture and Finale: Rodgers & Hammerstein and the Creation of Their Two Greatest Hits"
"Somewhere for Me" Alfred A. Knopf
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