PA-021 Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)

Marker text: OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (1895-1960)

Lyricist and librettist whose collaboration with composer Richard Rodgers transformed the Broadway musical. Their works include South Pacific (1949), The King & I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959). The bucolic landscape of Hammerstein's nearby farm inspired him to write "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" for the musical Oklahoma! in 1943.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1994

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