Richard Rodgers

1902 - 1979

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer, known largely for his work in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, and his compositions had a significant impact on popular music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricist Lorenz Hart, with whom he wrote many musicals throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Pal Joey, A Connecticut Yankee, On Your Toes and Babes in Arms; and Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he wrote musicals through the 1940s and 1950s, such as Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rodgers has received more than 1,549,231 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Richard Rodgers is the 402nd most popular composer (up from 407th in 2019), the 1,864th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,762nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Richard Rodgers ranks 402 out of 1,228Before him are Zdeněk Fibich, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Ernest Ansermet, Oscar Straus, Nicolaus Bruhns, and Willem Mengelberg. After him are Jacobus Gallus, Josef Rheinberger, Karl Goldmark, Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, and Carl Loewe.

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Among people born in 1902, Richard Rodgers ranks 66Before him are Mitsuo Fuchida, George Ostrogorsky, Josep Samitier, Marcel Aymé, Sylvanus Olympio, and Carlo Levi. After him are Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Pascual Jordan, William Walton, Jan Tschichold, Anatole Litvak, and Hans Bellmer. Among people deceased in 1979, Richard Rodgers ranks 59Before him are Abul A'la Maududi, Konstantin Simonov, Charles Mingus, Louis Durey, Wilfred Bion, and Ali Hassan Salameh. After him are Jacques Mesrine, Jean-Marie Villot, Yuen Siu-tien, Elizabeth Bishop, Heinz Reinefarth, and Aleksei N. Leontiev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Rodgers ranks 1,864 out of 15,968Before him are Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Michael Bay (1965), Viola Davis (1965), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), and Edward B. Lewis (1918). After him are Beyoncé (1981), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Selena (1971), Annie Leibovitz (1949), Edward C. Prescott (1940), and Natalie Clifford Barney (1876).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Richard Rodgers ranks 23Before him are Leroy Anderson (1908), Lee Konitz (1927), Alan Silvestri (1950), Alfred Newman (1900), Elmer Bernstein (1922), and Carmine Coppola (1910). After him are James Newton Howard (1951), Terry Riley (1935), Morton Feldman (1926), Bill Conti (1942), Stephen Foster (1826), and Paul Bowles (1910).