Oscar Hammerstein II’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 12, 1895

Death Date

Aug 23, 1960

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Stomach Cancer

Place of Death

Aug 23, 1960



The songwriter Oscar Hammerstein died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

With longtime collaborator Richard Rodgers made legendary contributions to American musical theatre.

He married Myra Finn on August 22, 1917; they divorced in 1929. He married Dorothy Jacobson on May 13, 1929. He had two children by Myra and one child, future theatre director and producer James Hammerstein, by Dorothy.



“What is a sophisticate? He is a man who thinks he can swim better than he can and sometimes he drowns.” (Oscar Hammerstein II)


“You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?” (Oscar Hammerstein II)


“A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!” (Oscar Hammerstein II)


“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” (Oscar Hammerstein II)


“All the sounds of the earth are like music.” (Oscar Hammerstein II)