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Hammerstein, Oscar, IIlocked

(12 July 1895–23 August 1960)
  • Geoffrey Block

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II (12 July 1895–23 August 1960), Broadway librettist, lyricist, and producer, was born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II in New York City, the son of William Hammerstein, the manager of the Victoria Theater, and Alice Nimmo. In addition to his career as a builder of New York theaters (including the Victoria), Oscar’s grandfather ...

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