Oscar Hammerstein II

Estados Unidos (1895 - 1960)

Durante los años 40 y 50, el letrista Oscar Hammerstein II y el compositor Richard Rodgers formaron un extraordinario tándem que los llevó a la cima del éxito en Broadway y más tarde en el cine. 

Nació en una familia del mundo del espectáculo en Nueva York. Su abuelo trabajaba en el teatro y era director de la compañía de ópera, y su padre regentaba un teatro de vodevil en Nueva York. Estudio en la Universidad de Columbia, la facultad de derecho. Más tarde se convirtió en director de escena en el teatro de su tío, pero no llegó a cuajar.

Durante los años 20 escribió canciones para Broadway con el letrista Otto Harbach, incluyendo ‘Showboat’ (1928) y ‘Sweet Adeline’ (1929). También colaboró ​​con muchos compositores a lo largo de los años, incluidos George Gershwin y Jerome Kern. Pero su período más prolífico fue con el compositor Richard Rodgers. Se unieron después de que Lorenz Hart, letrista de Rodgers, muriera en 1943.

Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein con Jerome KernI
Oscar Hammerstein con Jerome KernI

Desde este momento, Rodgers y Hammerstein fueron grandes creadores de musicales que triunfaron en Broadway y el cine. El musical; Oklahoma! (1943), por el cual recibieron un Reconocimiento especial del Premio Pulitzer (1944). La pareja musical escribió partituras tan célebres como ‘El rey y yo’ (1951) llevado al cine en 1956, y ‘Sonrisas y lágrimas’ (1959) llevado a la gran pantalla en 1965. 

El compositor también es autor de las letras de canciones tan conocidas como «Ol ‘Man River» (1927), «Lover, Come Back to Me» (1928). Estas canciones con Jerome Kern. Y «Why Was I Born?» (1929) con Sigmund Romberg.

Rodgers, Hammerstein y Berlin
Rodgers, Hammerstein y Berlin


  • Óscar de la Academia de Hollywood 2 premios y 3 nominaciones
  • Grammy 2
Richard Rodgers y Oscar Hammerstein
Richard Rodgers y Oscar Hammerstein
'Sonrisas y lagrimas' (1965)

'Sonrisas y lagrimas' (1965)

'El rey y yo', (1956)

'El rey y yo', (1956)

'Carrusel', (1956)

'Carrusel', (1956)

¡Oklahoma! (1955)

'¡Oklahoma!' (1955)

'Show Boat' (1927)

'Show Boat' (1927)

1958Al sur del Pacífico "Bloody Mary" "There is Nothin' Like a Dame" "Bali Ha'i" "A Cock-Eyed Optimist" "Twin Soliloquies (Wonder How It Feels)" "Some Enchanted Evening""Dites Moi" "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" "A Wonderful Guy" "Younger Than Springtime" "Happy Talk" "Honey Bun" "My Girl Back Home" "(You've Got to Be) Carefully Taught" "This Nearly Was Mine"
 1957Para ella un solo hombre "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" "Bill" "Why Was I Born?"
 1957Jeanne Eagels "I'll Take Romance"
 1957Cinderella (TV) "The Prince Is Giving a Ball" "In My Own Little Corner" "Royal Dressing Room Scene" "Impossible It's Possible" "Ten Minutes Ago" "Stepsisters' Lament" "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" "When You're Driving Through The Moonlight" (A Lovely Night) "The Wedding"
 1956El rey y yo  "I Whistle A Happy Tune" "Hello Young Lovers" "A Puzzlement" "Getting To Know You" "We Kiss in a Shadow" "Something Wonderful" "Act I Finale" "The Small House of Uncle Thomas" "Song of the King" "Shall We Dance" "Finale Ultimo: Something Wonderful"
 1956Carrusel  "Mister Snow" "If I Loved You" "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" "Soliloquy" "When the Children Are Asleep" "This Was a Real Nice Clambake" "Stonecutters Cut It On Stone" "What's the Use of Wond'rin'" "You'll Never Walk Alone"
 1955Oklahoma  "Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'" "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" "Kansas City" "I Cain't Say No" "Many A New Day" "People Will Say We're In Love" "Pore Jud Is Daid" "Out of My Dreams" "The Farmer and the Cowman" "All 'er Nothin'" "Oklahoma!"
 1954Profundamente en mi corazón "You Will Remember Vienna" "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" "It" "One Alone" "Lover Come Back to Me" "Stouthearted Men" "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"
 1954La última vez que vi París  "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
 1954Carmen Jones "send them along" "lift 'em up an' put 'em down" "dat's love" "you talk jus' like my maw" "you go for me" "carmen jones is goin' to jail" "dere's a cafe on de corner" "dis flower" "beat out dat rhythm on a drum" "stan' up an' fight" "whizzin' away along de track" "there's a man i'm crazy for" "card song" "my joe" "he got his self another woman" "final duet" "string me high on a tree"
 1954Rose Marie  "Rose Marie" "Mounties" "Totem Tom-Tom" "Indian Love Call"
 1953Main Street to Broadway "There's Music in You"
 1953La canción del desierto  "One Alone" "The Riff Song" "If One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden" "The Desert Song" "Romance"
 1952El amor nació en París "I Won't Dance"
 1951The Strip "A Kiss to Build a Dream On"
 1951Magnolia  "Cotton Blossom" "Where's the Mate For Me?" "Make Believe" "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" "I Might Fall Back on You" "Ol' Man River" "You Are Love" "Why Do I Love You?" "Bill" "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" "Make Believe" "Finale: Ol' Man River"
 1950El caso 880  "A Kiss To Build A Dream On"
 1950La historia de los Miniver  "Ol' Man River"
 1949Holiday in Havana "I'll Take Romance"
 1949Look for the Silver Lining "Who?"
 1949Manhattan Angel "I'll take Romance"
 1948I Surrender Dear "When You're in the Room"
 1946The Man I Love "Why Was I Born?" "Bill"
 1946Hasta que las nubes pasen "Show Boat" "Who?" "Sunny" "One More Dance" "I Won't Dance" "The Last Time I Saw Paris" "All the Things You Are" "Why Was I Born?" "Ol' Man River"
 1946Centennial Summer "All Through the Day"
 1946Talk About a Lady  "A Mist Is Over the Moon"
 1946The Gentleman Misbehaves "Home in Your Arms"
 1945State Fair "our state fair" "it might as well be spring" "that's for me" "it's a grand night for singing" "isn't it kind of fun?" "all i owe ioway"
 1945Ten Cents a Dance "Ten Cents a Dance"
 1944Broadway Rhythm "All The Things You Are" "In Other Words Seventeen" "That Lucky Fellow" "All in Fun"
 1943The Desert Song  "One Alone" "The Riff Song" "The Desert Song" "Romance"
 1942The Male Animal "Who?"
 1941Lady Be Good  "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
 1941Sunny  "D'ye Love Me?" "Sunny" "Two Little Love Birds" "Who?"
 1940Noche en el trópico "Your Dream"
 1940Luna llena "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" "One Kiss" "Wanting You" "Lover Come Back to Me" "Stouthearted Men" "Marianne"
 1939Blondie Meets the Boss "A Mist Is Over the Moon" "That Week in Paris"
 1938The Lady Objects "That Week in Paris" "When You're in the Room" "Home in Your Arms" "A Mist Is Over the Moon"
 1938The Lone Wolf in Paris  "I'll Take Romance"
 1937La vuelta del ruiseñor  "I'll Take Romance"
 1937La furia del oro negro "High Wild and Handsome" "Can I Forget You ?" "Will You Marry Me Tomorrow Maria ?" "The Folks who live on the Hill" "The Things I Want" "Allegheny Al"
 1937Champagne Waltz  "I'll Take Romance"
 1936Magnolia "Cotton Blossom" "Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo" "Where's the Mate for Me?" "Make Believe" "Ol' Man River" "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" "Mis'ry's Comin' Round" "I Have The Room Above Her" "Gallivantin' Around" "You Are Love" "Ah Still Suits Me" "Bill" "Finale: You Are Love" "Ol' Man River"
 1936El gran Ziegfeld  "Ol' Man River"
 1936Esta noche es nuestra  "Fisherman Song" "Lift up your voices" "Sweet Melody of Night" (Romeo's prelude) "Morning song in Naples" "My Love and I" "I Mean to Say I Love You" "Music in the Night (and Laughter in the Air)"
 1936Rose Marie "The Mounties" "Rose Marie" "Totem Tom-Tom" "Indian Love Call"
 1935Annapolis Farewell "When I Grow Too Old To Dream"
 1935La indómita "Reckless"
 1935Roberta "I Won't Dance"
 1935En los tiempos del vals "The Night is Young" "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" "My Old Mare" "The Noble Duchess" "Lift Your Glass" "There's a Riot in Havana"
 1934Bella Adelina "We Were So Young" "Play Us a Polka Dot" "Here Am I" "Why Was I Born" "Oriental Moon" "Molly O'Donahue" "Lonely Feet" "'Twas Not So Long Ago" "Pretty Little Jenny Lee" "Don't Ever Leave Me"
 1934Música en el aire  "School Prayer" "One More Dance" "I've Told Every Little Star" "There's a Hill Beyond a Hill" "I'm So Eager" "I'm Coming Home" "We Belong Together" "I'm Alone"
 1933The Secret of Madame Blanche "Jimmie"
 1931Children of Dreams  "Fruit Picker's Song" "Oh Couldn't I Love That Girl" "Her Professor" "Children of Dreams" "Sleeping Beauty" "If I Had a Girl Like You" "Seek Love" "Yes Sir"
 1930Claro de luna "Lover Come Back to Me" "Wanting You" "One Kiss" "Stout Hearted Men"
 1930Viennese Nights  "You Will Remember Vienna" "I Bring a Love Song" "I'm Lonely" "Here We Are" "Regimental March" "Yes Yes Yes" "Viennese Nights"
 1930Sunny "The Hunt Dance" "I Was Alone" "When We Get Our Divorce" "Who?" "Sunny" "D'Ya Love Me?" "Two Little Love Birds"
 1930Whoopee! "Ol' Man River"
 1930Aurora dorada "The Whip" "My Bwanna" "We Two" "Dawn" "Mulungu Thabu"
 1930The Song of the Flame  "The Cossack Love Song" "Song of the Flame" "Wander Away"
 1930The Three Sisters  "Lonely Feet" "Hand in Hand" "Keep Smiling" "I Won't Dance" "Roll on Rolling Road" "What Good Are Words" "You Are Doing Very Well"
 1930Song of the West "The Bride Was Dressed in White" "Hay-Straw" "I Like You as You Are" "The One Girl"
 1929Show Boat  "C'mon Folks" (Queenie's Ballyhoo) "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" "Hey Feller!" "Bill" "Ol' Man River" "Why Do I Love You"