With longtime collaborator Richard Rodgers made legendary contributions to American music theatre. He visited Columbia University or college and Columbia Legislation School, but decreased out of legislation college to embrace theatre full-time. His 1st musical was Usually You from 1921. His 1st cooperation with Rodgers was a musical version from the play Green Grow the Lilacs. Their version would be known as Oklahoma!, starting on Broadway in 1943. They continued to create Carousel, The Ruler and I, South Pacific, The Audio of Music, and several additional classics that created the thought of the tunes advancing and creating the characters within the play. He wedded Myra Finn on August 22, 1917; they divorced in 1929. He wedded Dorothy Jacobson on, may 13, 1929. He previously two kids by Myra and something child, long term theatre movie director and producer Wayne Hammerstein, by Dorothy. He also collaborated with Jerome Kern, that Show Vessel from 1927 was their biggest strike.