Richard Rodgers

Rodgers at the St. James Theatre in 1948 Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer who worked primarily in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most important American composers of the 20th century, and his compositions had a significant influence on popular music.

Rogers is known for his songwriting partnerships, first with lyricist Lorenz Hart and then with Oscar Hammerstein II. With Hart he wrote musicals throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including ''Pal Joey'', ''A Connecticut Yankee'', ''On Your Toes'' and ''Babes in Arms.'' With Hammerstein he wrote musicals through the 1940s and 1950s, such as ''Oklahoma!'', ''Flower Drum Song'', ''Carousel'', ''South Pacific'', ''The King and I'', and ''The Sound of Music''. His collaborations with Hammerstein, in particular, are celebrated for bringing the Broadway musical to a new maturity by telling stories that were focused around characters and drama rather than the earlier light-hearted entertainment of the genre.

Rodgers was the first person to win all four of the top American entertainment awards in theater, film, recording, and televisiona Tony, an Oscar, a Grammy, and an Emmynow known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards (Marvin Hamlisch is the other). In 1978, Rodgers was in the inaugural group of Kennedy Center Honorees for lifetime achievement in the arts. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
    Published 1951
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
    Published 1960
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
    Published 1954
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    by Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
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