RICHARD RODGERS Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Richard Charles Rodgers                                                   
Born: 28 June 1902 New York City, New York                                       
Died: 30 December 1979 New York City, New York                                   
Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902, Arverne, Queens, New York City –       
December 30, 1979, New York City) was an American composer of the music for more 
than 900 songs and 40 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and   
television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists 
Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant   
impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad     
Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch are the only persons to have won an Oscar, Grammy,   
Emmy, Tony Award, and Pulitzer Prize.