American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
- n. United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
“Peter Hammerstein is now a well established theoretical biologist.”
“Karl Giberson’s creed, paraphrasing Rodgers and Hammerstein, is that the scientist and the cleric should be friends.”
“(Soundbite of music and typing) SIMON: Our conversation with Oscar Andrew Hammerstein drove many of you to the keyboard last week.”
“SIMON: She writes: When Hammerstein died, the obituary in the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune included those lyrics.”
“But there's a lot more going on in the Sooner State than Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals would lead you to believe.”
“It's not just that he writes brilliant originals, but that he's a master of interpretation, as he shows in ingenious albums devoted to everyone from Thelonious Monk to Rodgers & Hammerstein.”
“She was a rising singer in the chorus of several Rogers and Hammerstein musicals on Broadway -- a true Alice in Wonderland with long blond hair and an outsized mezzo-soprano voice.”
“The film, made in 1965 and based on the Broadway Rodgers and Hammerstein show, won five Oscars and sealed the career of Julie Andrews who had shot to prominence a year previously as Mary Poppins.”
“Kabel Chief Executive Adrian von Hammerstein said during an interview that he expects Internet and voice service to spur Kabel's business in the near term.”
“MetroPCS & 101.9 RXP will present a free show with Neon Trees, The Drums and other special guests this Saturday night at The Hammerstein Ballroom!”
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