Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal. Rodgers was the first person to win what are considered the top show business awards in television, recording, movies and Broadway—an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony—now known collectively as an EGOT....
|Birthdate:||June 28, 1902|
|Birthplace:||Arverne, New York|
|Date of death:||December 30, 1979|
|Education:||Columbia University, Juilliard School|
|Also known as:||Original Carousel Cast, Richard Rogers, Richard Charles Rodgers|