Oscar Hammerstein II
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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (1895 - 1960)

Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 14 May 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, USAmap
Died in Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Oscar Hammerstein was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals.

Biography

BIRTH. 12 Jul 1895
Name Oscar Hammerstein
Event Type Birth
Event Date 12 Jul 1895
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Race White
Father's Name Wm. Hammerstein
Father's Birthplace N. Y.
Father's Age 23
Mother's Name Allie Nimms
Mother's Age 21
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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theater director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. Hammerstein collaborated with composers Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml, Richard A. Whiting and Sigmund Romberg; but his most famous collaboration, by far, was with Richard Rodgers.

According to the 1900 United States Census, Oscar Hammerstein was 5 years old. He lived in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. He was born in July 1895. Both parents were born in New York.

Name Relationship Sex AgeBirthplace
William HammersteinHead M 28 New York
Allie Hammerstein Wife F 26 New York
Oscar Hammerstein Son M 5 New York
Reginald Hammerstein Son M 3 New York
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Hammerstein married his first wife, Myra Finn, in 1917; the couple divorced in 1929. He married his second wife, the Australian-born Dorothy (Blanchard) Jacobson (1899-1987), in 1929. He had three children: William Hammerstein (1918–2001) and Alice Hammerstein Mathias by his first wife, and James Hammerstein (1931-1999) by his second wife, with whom he also had a stepson, Henry Jacobson, and a stepdaughter, Susan Blanchard.

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSK5-885 : accessed 12 July 2017), Oscar Hammerstein in household of William Hammerstein, Borough of Manhattan, Election District 11 New York City Ward 31, New York County, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 847, sheet 1B, family , NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,119.
  • "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WSZ-2M4 : 11 February 2018), Oscar Hammerstein, 12 Jul 1895; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 28350 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,318.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M57Q-65M : accessed 23 September 2020), Oscar G C Hammerstein in household of William Hammerstein, Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 586, sheet 5B, family 78, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1023; FHL microfilm 1,375,036.
  • "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24QG-KY5 : 10 February 2018), Oscar Hammerstein and Myra Finn, 25 Aug 1917; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,642,767.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7ML-CZ5 : 21 December 2019), Oscar Hammerstein, Kings Point, North Hempstead Town, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-223, sheet 8A, line 36, family 123...


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