Rodgers, Mary, 1931-

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Mary Rodgers was born on January 11, 1931, in New York City. Having a father who co-created such Broadway classics as The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma and South Pacific, Mary demonstrated her family knack for creativity starting at a young age. Beginning with musical endeavors, she took piano lessons for many years and majored in music at Wellesley College. She published her first book in 1969. Three years later came the best seller Freaky Friday, which was adapted to screen in 1977. Rodgers is credited with providing witty and original insights into the parent-child relationship.Biographical source: Something About the Author. Volume 130, 2002.

From the description of Mary Rodgers Collection 1969-1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 430051469

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referencedIn Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. The man that married Mary : Xmas 1961 / with love from Lenny. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodgers, Mary, 1931-. Mary Rodgers Collection 1969-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson slides, 1956-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Additional papers, 1921-1992 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn James Elson papers, 1950-1962 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Buzz Miller collection of playscripts, 1956-[1968? The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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associatedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. person
associatedWith Elson, James, 1925-1970 person
associatedWith Miller, Buzz person
associatedWith Rodgers, Dorothy F., 1909- person
associatedWith Tamiment Playhouse. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
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Birth 1931-01-11




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