Jerome Kern died at 1:10 P.M. on November 11, 1945 of a cerebral thrombosis at Doctor's Hospital, East End Avenue and Eighty-eighth Street. He was sixty years old. My Friend....JEROME KERN* by Oscar Hammerstein II I have promised myself not to play upon your emotions-or on mine. We, in this chapel, are Jerry's "family." We all know him very well.
This became the landmark 1925 musical Showboat, with Kern composing the score and Hammerstein writing the book and lyrics. Showboat firmly established Hammerstein's success and reputation as a writer and lyricist. Partnering with Rodgers In 1929 Hammerstein divorced his wife of twelve years, Myra Finn, and married Dorothy Blanchard Jacobson.
Kern wrote his most important work, “Show Boat,” in 1927 with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The production, which included the songs “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” and “Make...
Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (1986) – Broadway revue consisting solely of Kern songs with lyrics by twelve different writers; Big Deal (1986) – a Bob Fosse dance revue; includes "Pick Yourself Up" Something Wonderful (1995) – concert celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II's 100th birthday – featured composer
Throughout the same era Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) brought new life to a moribund artform: the operetta. His collaborations with such preeminent composers as Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg and Vincent Youmans resulted in such operetta classics as The Desert Song, Rose-Marie and The New Moon.
02/10/2015 · Kern and Hammerstein would be proud of how the Westchester Broadway Theatre has brought their history-making musical back to the stage. This revival of their classic musical Show Boat is a truly ...
Jerome Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of popular music and, according to a joint resolution passed by Congress, "the father of American musical theater".