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Composer Robert Wright dead at 90

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Actor George D. Wallace dead at 88

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Richard Rodgers
NYP2002042201- NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI)-- Composer Mary Rodgers (L), daughter of the late composer, chats with cast members after the April 21, 2002, performance of the 1925 Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical, "Dearest Enemy," which was presented by the Village Light Opera group in conjunction with the Richard Rodgers Centennial celebration being held in New York City. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 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 is one of only two persons to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony: known as an EGOT, plus a Pulitzer Prize (Marvin Hamlisch is the other).

Born into a prosperous Jewish family in Arverne, Queens, New York City, Rodgers was the son of Mamie Levy and of Dr. William Abrahams Rodgers, a prominent physician who had changed the family name from Abrahams. Richard began playing the piano at age six. He attended P.S. 10, Townsend Harris Hall and DeWitt Clinton High School. Rodgers spent his early teenage summers in Camp Wigwam (Waterford, ME) where he composed some of his first songs. Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and Rodgers's later collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II all attended Columbia University. During his time at Columbia he became a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. In 1921, Rodgers shifted his studies to the Institute of Musical Art (now Juilliard). Rodgers was influenced by composers like Victor Herbert and Jerome Kern, as well as by the operettas his parents took him to see on Broadway when he was a child.

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