Tagged Oscar Hammerstein II

A Jewish tone for “The Sound of Music”

Oscar Hammerstein II. (Library of Congress)

Oscar Hammerstein II was raised by Scottish Presbyterians, and the only time he ever entered a synagogue was to deliver eulogies at Temple Emanu-El on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. But according to his grandson Oscar Andrew (Andy) Hammerstein III, his Jewish heritage influenced Oscar II’s work—for which he won… Read more »