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Mary Rodgers

Composer, Performer, Other
( b. Jan 11, 1931 New York, New York, USA - d. Jun 26, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Female
Also known as: Mary Rodgers Guettel
Relations: Daughter of Richard Rodgers
Mother of Adam Guettel
Mother of Kim Beaty
Wife of Henry Guettel

Biography: Mary Rodgers was born on January 11, 1931 in New York City to composer Richard Rodgers and Dorothy Belle. She studied music at Wellesley College, and began her music career composing children's songs for Little Golden Records. She married Julian Bonar Beaty Jr. in 1951, and then married Henry Arthur Guettel in 1961. She is survived by her children Alexander, Adam, Richard Rodgers Beaty, Constance Peck Beaty, and Nina Beaty; her sister Linda Rodgers Emory.

Film/TV Credits: Her writing for film and television includes: "Once Upon a Mattress," "Freaky Friday," "Billions for Boris," "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," "The Devil and Max Devlin," and "Music with Mary Martin."

The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on June 28, 2014.

ProductionsDate of Productions
The King and I
[Musical, Comedy,Drama, Revival]
  • This production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I is dedicated to the memory of Mary Rodgers Guettel
Apr 16, 2015 - Jun 26, 2016
Once Upon a Mattress
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Mary Rodgers
Dec 19, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997
The Madwoman of Central Park West
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with music and/or lyrics by Mary Rodgers
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
[Musical, Original]
  • Original songs with music by Mary Rodgers
May 14, 1978 - Jun 04, 1978
Side by Side by Sondheim
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional music by Mary Rodgers
Apr 18, 1977 - Mar 19, 1978
Hot Spot
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by Mary Rodgers
Apr 19, 1963 - May 25, 1963
From A to Z
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Mary Rodgers
Apr 20, 1960 - May 07, 1960
Once Upon a Mattress
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Mary Rodgers
May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960
Special EventsDate of Special Events
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Performer: Mary Rodgers [Special Guest]
Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973
1978 Tony Award® Best Original Score
Working [nominee]
Music by Mary Rodgers
1960 Tony Award® Best Musical
Once Upon a Mattress [nominee]
Music by Mary Rodgers
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