Oscar Hammerstein II

A Jewish Tone For The Sound Of Music?

Grandson Oscar III says German-Jewish heritage influenced Hammerstein's work.

01/02/2013

Oscar Hammerstein II was raised by Scottish Presbyterians, and the only time he ever entered a synagogue was to deliver eulogies at Temple Emanu-El on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein II and Helen Tamiris. Library of Congress
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