born on 21/12/1872 in New York City, NY, United States
died on 12/10/1955
Arthur Hammerstein (December 21, 1872-October 12, 1955), was the son of Oscar Hammerstein I. He was an opera producer and one of the writers of the song "Because of You," a major hit (#1 for 10 weeks) for Tony Bennett in 1951. Hammerstein wrote the song in 1940. It was used in the film I Was an American Spy (1951). He was the producer of the Rudolf Friml operettas The Firefly (1912), Katinka (1915) and Rose-Marie (1924), which he collaborated on with his nephew, Oscar Hammerstein II.
He also was the producer of the film The Lottery Bride (1930), and made an appearance as himself in an episode of the film series Popular Science in 1949. Arthur Hammerstein was born and educated in New York City. Arthur's daughter, Elaine Hammerstein, was a well-known stage and film actress.
- Arthur Hammerstein at the Internet Movie Database