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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) were a successful Musical writing team who started working together on the musical adaptation of Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, How Green Grows the Lilacs. After their success with what eventually became Oklahoma!, the pair went on to write 10 musicals that have met with great acclaim and spanned several mediums from the stage with Oklahoma, to the movies with State Fair, to television with Cinderella written specifically for Julie Andrews.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musicals have won 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammys, and two Emmy Awards. They were also listed in 1998 as 20 of the Most Influential Artists by Time Magazine and CBS News. They were also commemorated on a postage stamp in 1999.

Sources:

Nolan, Frederick. The Sound of Their Music. Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2002.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization: http://www.rnh.com/

- YL