Rodgers, Richard (opera) (Charles )
- Ronald Byrnside,
- Deane L. Root
- and Gerald Bordman
(b Hammels Station, Long Island, ny , June 28, 1902; d New York, Dec 30, 1979). American composer . He studied the piano from the age of six, largely self-taught, he learnt to improvise and play by ear. In New York he was attracted to the operettas of Victor Herbert and the early musical comedies of Kern. While at Columbia University (...