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 Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart

Birth
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Nov 1943 (aged 48)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Path 8R, CG Zichron Ephraim
Memorial ID 454 · View Source
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Lyricist. Born in Harlem, New York City, New York, he attended private schools and the School of Journalism of Columbia University for two years before being introduced to composer Richard Rodgers in 1918. The pair began their long collaboration with contributions to Broadway theatre musical “Poor Little Ritz Girl” in 1920. By 1925 they had their own show on Broadway, “The Garrick Gaieties”. Their subsequent Broadway successes included “A Connecticut Yankee” in 1927, 1935's “Jumbo”, “Babes in Arms” in 1937, 1938's “The Boys from Syracuse”, which was based on Shakespeare's “Comedy of Errors”, and 1940's “Pal Joey’. Hart was uninterested in his partner's next project “Oklahoma”, and the pair had a falling out, leaving Rodgers partnered with Oscar Hammerstein II, and Hart struggling with alcoholism. Rodgers and Hart reunited to work together on a 1943 revival of “A Connecticut Yankee”. On opening night, Hart was thought to be behaving unusually. He disappeared from the theatre and remained missing for two days. When he was finally found in a hotel room, he was very ill. He was rushed to hospital, where he died three days later of pneumonia at age forty-eight.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 454
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lorenz Hart (2 May 1895–22 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 454, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .