Oscar Hammerstein


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Hammerstein, Oscar

(hăm`ərstīn), 1846–1919, German-American operatic impresario. In 1888 he built the Harlem Opera House, and in 1906 the Manhattan Opera House, where he gave noteworthy productions. He brought many fine singers to the United States, and introduced Louise, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Elektra to the American public. In 1910 the Metropolitan Opera Company bought his interests. Upon the failure (1913) of an operatic venture in London, he returned to New York and built the Lexington Theater, where he produced varied entertainments.

Hammerstein, Oscar

(1846–1919) theatrical impresario; born in Stettin, Germany. Grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II, he built several theaters, including the Manhattan Opera House in 1906, and brought many fine singers to the U.S.A.
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From his rough beginnings as the sun of a coal miner who committed suicide when Keel was a young boy, to his first "big break" courtesy of Oscar Hammerstein II when he was cast in the role of Billy Bigelow in the Broadway production of Carousel, to his American film debut and unsteady personal life, affairs with Hollywood's leading ladies, and three marriages.
Songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s represent collaboration with lyricists Oscar Hammerstein II, Ira Gershwin and others.
All of the plays considered in Making Americans were created by Jewish composers and lyricists, men and some women, too, who helped to define the genre of this quintessentially American musical form: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, George and Ira Gershwin, and Dorothy and Herbert Fields.
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And when these incomplete memories are passed on to our children, they, as Oscar Hammerstein once wrote, learn "to hate all the people our relatives hate.
You can select one of 27 cozy villas whose former guests and shareholders include such legends as Noel Coward and Oscar Hammerstein.
The glory days of Broadway continued well into the 60's, by which time the operative model had shifted to the "integrated" musical pioneered by Oscar Hammerstein II, in which songs grew organically out of character and situation instead of being pre-written and dropped into whatever pretext could be found.
The name Oscar Hammerstein inevitably calls to mind South Pacific and Oklahoma - but that was Oscar II.
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Built in 1900 by Oscar Hammerstein, grandfather of the famous lyricist, and renamed The New Victory, the lovingly ornamented two-balcony house has temporarily taken on the appearance of a Hollywood movie set.
He has also solved dozens of baffling medical mysteries, and rendered services to the Shah of Iran, Salvador Dali, Oscar Hammerstein, and many others whose names were linked with world history.
Founded by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and headquartered in New York City, Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company owns the rights to the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including OKLAHOMA