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 (hăm′ər-stīn′, -stēn′), Oscar 1846?-1919.
German-born American operatic manager who founded opera houses in Harlem (1888) and Manhattan (1906). His grandson Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), a lyricist, collaborated on many musicals and is best known for his efforts with Richard Rodgers, such as Oklahoma! (1943) and The Sound of Music (1959).


(ˈhæm ərˌstaɪn)

1. Oscar, 1847?–1919, U.S. theatrical manager, born in Germany.
2. his grandson, Oscar II, 1895–1960, U.S. lyricist and librettist.
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Noun1.Hammerstein - United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
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