Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Rodgers, Richard 1902-79; U.S. composer
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
, Richard 1902-1979.
American composer known for his musical comedies, especially his collaborations with Oscar Hammerstein II, including Oklahoma! (1943), South Pacific (1949), and The Sound of Music (1959).