hammerstein, oscar, ii

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II [(ham-uhr-steyen)]

A twentieth-century American playwright and lyricist. Hammerstein wrote the words for a large number of highly successful musicals, especially with Richard Rodgers. He also collaborated with a number of other composers, including Jerome Kern, with whom he wrote the musical Show Boat.

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