Age, Biography and Wiki

Oscar Hammerstein II (Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein) was born on 12 July, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA, is a Soundtrack, Writer, Music Department. Discover Oscar Hammerstein II's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Oscar Hammerstein II networth?

Popular As Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein
Occupation soundtrack,writer,music_department
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 12 July 1895
Birthday 12 July
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 23 August, 1960
Died Place Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality USA

We recommend you to check the complete list of Famous People born on 12 July. He is a member of famous Soundtrack with the age 65 years old group.

Oscar Hammerstein II Height, Weight & Measurements

At 65 years old, Oscar Hammerstein II height is 6' 3" (1.91 m) .

Physical Status
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Who Is Oscar Hammerstein II's Wife?

His wife is Dorothy Hammerstein (14 May 1929 - 23 August 1960) ( his death) ( 1 child), Myra Finn (22 August 1917 - 1929) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Parents Not Available
Wife Dorothy Hammerstein (14 May 1929 - 23 August 1960) ( his death) ( 1 child), Myra Finn (22 August 1917 - 1929) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Oscar Hammerstein II Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Oscar Hammerstein II worth at the age of 65 years old? Oscar Hammerstein II’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from USA. We have estimated Oscar Hammerstein II's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income Soundtrack

Oscar Hammerstein II Social Network




Richard Rodgers and his musical, "Oklahoma!" at the Paramont Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Large Musical Production.


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The King and I" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Large Musical Production.


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "South Pacific" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Large Musical Production.


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The Sound of Music", at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois was nominated for a 2012 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production (Large).


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The King and I", at the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production (Midsize).


His musical, "South Pacific" in a Lincoln Center Theater production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 2010 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle McCulloh Award for (Shows Written between 1920 and 1980).


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The King and I" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2001 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production.


"The King and I" was performed at the London Palladium in 2000 and was nominated for Outstanding Musical Production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards. [2001]


His musical "Oklahoma!" won the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical. [1998]


"Carousel" was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Production in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


Richard Rodgers and his musical, "The King and I" at the Marriott Theatre was nominated for a 1987 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production.


The 1956 West German film "The Trapp Family" - about the von Trapp family, and its 1958 sequel "Die Trapp-Familie in America" became the most successful films in West Germany during the post-war years. The two films popularity extended throughout Europe and South America. In 1956, Paramount Pictures purchased the United States film rights, intending to produce an English language version with Audrey Hepburn as Maria. The studio eventually dropped their option; but one of the Paramount film studio's directors involved in preliminary development of the film, Vincent J. Donehue, proposed the story as a stage musical for his friend Mary Martin. Broadway producers Leland Hayward and Richard Halliday (Mary Martin's husband) agreed and secured the rights. Originally envisioned as a non-musical play, they hired playwrights Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, who had won the Pulitzer Prize for "State of the Union," with the play featuring songs from the repertoire of the Trapp Family Singers. Developing the property, Mary Martin agreed with the production team to ask Richard Rogers to add an original song or two by Rogers and Hammerstein. Soon, agreed with the composers Rogers and Hammerstein, the two styles of traditional Austrian folk songs and their two song compositions would not work together. Rogers and Hammerstein offered to write a complete new score for the entire production if the producers were willing to wait while they completed work on "Flower Drum Song." Rogers and Hammerstein based their fictionalized musical on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" - published in 1949 by J.B. Lippincott Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse - "The Sound of Music" - starring Mary Martin (at age 46) and Theodore Bikel (at age 35), opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre on November 6, 1962 and closed on June 15, 1963 after 1,433 performances. The director was Vincent J. Donehue, and the choreographer was Joe Layton. The original cast included Mary Martin as Maria, Theodore Bikel as Captain Georg von Trapp, (Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the song "Edelweiss" specifically for him to perform), Patricia Neway as Mother Abbess, Kurt Kaszner as Max Detweiler, Marion Marlowe as Elsa Schrader, Brian Davies as Rolf and Lauri Peters as Liesl. Sopranos Patricia Brooks and June Card were ensemble members in the original production. The show tied for the Tony Award for Best Musical with "Fiorello!." Other awards included Martin for Best Actress in a Musical, Neway for Best featured Actress, Best Scenic Design (Oliver Smith) and Best Musical Direction (Frederick Dvonch). Bikel and Kasznar were nominated for Tony acting awards, and Donehue was nominated for his direction. The entire children's cast was nominated for Best Featured Actress category as a Tony single nominee, even though two children were boys. Mary's understudy Renee Guerin performed the 'Maria' role with Theodore Bikel during the Broadway run when Mary vacationed from the show. Martha Wright replaced Martin in the role of Maria on Broadway in October 1961, followed by Karen Gantz in July 1962, Jeannie Carson in August 1962 and Nancy Dussault in September 1962. Jon Voight, who eventually married co-star Lauri Peters, was a replacement for Rolf. The national tour starred Florence Henderson as Maria and Beatrice Krebs as Mother Abbess. It opened at the Grand Riviera Theater, Detroit, on February 27, 1961 and closed November 23, 1963 at the O'Keefe Centre, Toronto. Henderson was succeeded by Barbara Meister in June 1962. Theodore Bikel was not satisfied playing the role of the Captain because of the role's limited singing; Bikel did not like to play the same role over and over again. In his autobiography, he writes: "I promised myself then that if I could afford it, I would never do a run as long as that again." The original Broadway cast album sold three million copies. The musical premiered in London's West End at the Palace Theatre on May 18, 1961, and ran for 2,385 performances. It was directed by Jerome Whyte and used the original New York choreography, supervised by Joe Layton, and the original sets designed by Oliver Smith. The cast included Jean Bayless as Maria, followed by Sonia Rees, Roger Dann as Captain von Trapp, Constance Shacklock as Mother Abbess, Eunice Gayson as Elsa Schrader, Harold Kasket as Max Detweiler, Barbara Brown as Liesl, Nicholas Bennett as Rolf and Olive Gilbert as Sister Margaretta. "The Sound of Music" was the final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Oscar Hammerstein II died of cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere (b: July 12, 1895-to-d: August 23, 1960, at age 65).


Hammerstein was almost excessively generous at times, when giving credit to his fellow lyricists. The song "Bill", used in "Show Boat", was actually from a much older musical, "Oh, Lady! Lady!", and its lyrics were by P.G. Wodehouse. When Jerome Kern and Hammerstein decided to use it in "Show Boat", Hammerstein rewrote half the lyrics to the song, but preferred to let the public think that "Bill" was still entirely the work of Kern and Wodehouse. Thus, in the 1951 film version of "Show Boat" (Show Boat (1951)), the credits read, "Lyrics for 'Bill' by P.G. Wodehouse".


Won five Tony Awards: three in 1950 for "South Pacific," for his lyrics and book, shared with collaborator Joshua Logan as part of the Best Musical win; as Best Authors (Musical), again shared with Logan; and as Best Producers (Musical), shared with Richard Rodgers, Leland Hayward and Logan; one in 1952, for his book and lyrics with Rodgers' music as part of a Best Musical win for "The King and I;" and one in 1960 for his lyrics as part of a Best Musical win for "The Sound of Music," in a tie with "Fiorello!" He was also Tony-nominated three other times: in 1956, for his book and lyrics and as a co-producer of Best Musical nominee "Pipe Dream;" in 1959 for his lyrics and, collaborating with Joseph Fields, book for Best Musical nominee "Flower Drum Song;" and in 1996, posthumously, for Best Original Musical Score, lyrics only for designated songs that were original and not in the previous film version of "State Fair."


He is credited, along with two of his collaborators - composers Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers - with developing the "integrated musical", a kind of musical in which the songs furthered the plot and revealed character, rather than just serving as pleasant interruptions to the story. With Kern he wrote "Show Boat", and with Rodgers he wrote "Oklahoma!", "Carousel", "South Pacific", "The King and I", "Flower Drum Song", the TV musical "Cinderella", "The Sound of Music", and three other shows. They influenced musical theatre writers to the point that nearly every musical on Broadway after 1943 used song and dance to further and enhance the plots of the shows rather than distract the audience from the story lines.


Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn.