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Richard Charles Rodgers

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Brandreth Avenue, Hammels Station, near Arverne,, New York, Queens, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York City, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. William Abrahams Rodgers and Mamie Rodgers
Husband of Dorothy Belle Rodgers
Father of Mary Rodgers and <private> Emory (Rodgers)
Brother of Mortimer W. Rodgers, Dr.

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Richard Rodgers

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 31, 1979) 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. He has also won a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of two people (Marvin Hamlisch is the other) to receive each award.

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Richard Rodgers's Timeline

June 28, 1902
New York, Queens, New York, United States
January 11, 1931
Age 28
New York, New York County, New York, United States
December 30, 1979
Age 77
New York City, New York, USA
Cremated, Ashes scattered.