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Richard Rodgers

1902 - 1979

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer who worked primarily in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most well-known American composers of the 20th century, and his compositions had a significant influence on popular music. Rodgers is known for his songwriting partnerships, first with lyricist Lorenz Hart and then with Oscar Hammerstein II. With Hart he wrote musicals throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Pal Joey, A Connecticut Yankee, On Your Toes and Babes in Arms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rodgers has received more than 2,076,163 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Rodgers is the 459th most popular composer (down from 402nd in 2019), the 2,197th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,863rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Richard Rodgers ranks 459 out of 1,216Before him are Michael Kamen, Franz Schmidt, Gaspar Sanz, Giacinto Scelsi, Stefano Landi, and Florent Schmitt. After him are George Crumb, Raimonds Pauls, Franck Pourcel, Simon Mayr, Grock, and Johann Christoph Pepusch.

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Among people born in 1902, Richard Rodgers ranks 83Before him are Ralph Richardson, Maurice Duruflé, Alfredo Binda, Christian de Castries, Gianpiero Combi, and Langston Hughes. After him are Albert Bormann, Lyubov Orlova, Bruno Streckenbach, Toyen, Léon M'ba, and Cesare Zavattini. Among people deceased in 1979, Richard Rodgers ranks 69Before him are Heinz Reinefarth, Stein Rokkan, Elizabeth Bishop, Philippe Halsman, Jacques Mesrine, and Louis Durey. After him are Gio Ponti, Yukio Tsuda, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Jean-Marie Villot, Nereo Rocco, and Jayaprakash Narayan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Rodgers ranks 2,197 out of 18,182Before him are The Undertaker (1965), Edward Zwick (1952), Victor Mature (1913), Karl Malone (1963), Langston Hughes (1902), and Jerry Seinfeld (1954). After him are Edward Witten (1951), Samuel Fuller (1912), Charles Whitman (1941), David Baltimore (1938), Lee J. Cobb (1911), and Annie Jump Cannon (1863).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Richard Rodgers ranks 24Before him are Leroy Anderson (1908), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Alfred Newman (1900), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Terry Riley (1935), and Michael Kamen (1948). After him are George Crumb (1929), Bill Conti (1942), Paul Bowles (1910), James Newton Howard (1951), Danny Elfman (1953), and Stephen Foster (1826).