from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hammerstein, Oscar 1846?-1919. German-born American operatic manager who founded opera houses in Harlem (1888) and Manhattan (1906). His grandson Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), a lyricist, collaborated on many musicals and is best known for his efforts with Richard Rodgers, such as Oklahoma! (1943) and The Sound of Music (1959).
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- n. United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
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