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RICHARD RODGERS


RICHARD RODGERS
 
Richard Rodgers seated at piano with Lorenz Hart on right in 1936.


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Richard Charles Rodgers
 
 
Description: Composer, USA
Known For: Noted for "Oklahoma" (Musical, Film)
 
Instruments: Piano
Music Styles: Easy Listening
 
Location: United States of America
 
Web Site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/rodgers_r.html
 
Date Born: 28th June 1902
Location Born:
 
Date Died: 30th December 1979
Location Died: New York City, New York, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
Memorial: Richard Rodgers died in 1979 at age 77 after surviving cancer of the jaw, a heart attack, and a laryngectomy.
 
Summary: Born into a Jewish family, the son of Mortimer Rodgers, a prominent physician who had changed the family name from Rojazinsky, and Mamie Levy.
 
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