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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.
|William Hammerstein||Head||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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