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Hammerstein, Oscar

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1919 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Authors, Lyricists, Producers

1847 – He was born on the 8th day of May this year in Stettin in Pomeranian.


1862 – His mother died when he was fifteen years old.


1889 – He built his first theater, the Harlem Opera House, at 125th Street.


1890 – His second theater, the Columbus Theatre, was built on the same street.


1893 – His third theater was the first Manhattan Opera House, built on the 34th street.


1898 – He built three more theaters there, the Victoria Theatre (1898).


1906 – He is dissatisfied with the Metropolitan Opera’s productions, opened an eighth theater, his second Manhattan Opera House, to directly (and successfully) compete with it.


1910 – He opened the Philadelphia Opera House in 1908, which, however, he sold early in this year.


1919 – He died on the 1st day of August of this year.