Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II

  • Highest Rated: 100% Show Boat (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% State Fair (1962)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Oscar Hammerstein II and his partner Richard Rodgers were behind some of the most beloved Broadway and film musicals of all time including The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma and The Sound of Music. Before using the influence of his uncle, noted Broadway producer Arthur Hammerstein, to break into theater, young Hammerstein worked as a lawyer for a year. He went on to write librettos and lyrics alone or in conjunction with such luminaries as Jerome Kern and George Gershwin and then teamed up with Rodgers in the early 1940s. Some of his earliest musicals include Rose Marie, Sunny and Show Boat, all of which also became films. He has earned Oscars for his songs "The Last Time I Saw Paris" from Lady Be Good (1941) and " It Might as Well Be Spring" from State Fair (1945). In 1953, he and Rodgers made cameo appearances in Main Street to Broadway.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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Office

Year

13% State Fair Screenwriter 1962
92% Oklahoma! Executive Producer 1955
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Himself 1953
83% State Fair Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Broadway Rhythm Screenwriter 1944
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Screenwriter 1937
100% Show Boat Screenwriter 1936

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