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Cause of Stephen Sondheim’s Death, Bio, Parents, Net Worth, Husband

Cause of Stephen Sondheim’s Death, Bio, Parents, Net Worth, Husband

Facts of Stephen Sondheim

Full Name:Stephen Sondheim
Birth Date:March 22, 1930
Age:94 years
Death Date:November 26, 2021
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
HusbandJeffrey Scott Romley
Break UpPeter Jones, Anthony Perkins
Net Worth$20 Million
Salary$1 Million
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorGrey
Birth PlaceNew York City
EducationWilliams College, George School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York Military Academy
FatherHerbert Sondheim
MotherEtta Janet Fox
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Late American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim came into the spotlight with his stage work including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, and A Little Night Music

Who were Stephen Sondheim’s parents?

Stephen Sondheim came into this beautiful world on 22 March 1930. She was born in New York City, in the United States of America. Stephen Joshua Sondheim was his full birth name. By birth his sun sign was Aries. By nationality, Stephen holds American citizenship and was of white ethnic background. He used to celebrate his birthday every 22nd March. Similarly, he used to follow the Christianity religion. Etta Janet Fox was the name of his mother. By profession, his mother is a fashion designer.

Stephen Sondheim childhood photo
Caption: Stephen Sondheim childhood photo (Photo: Mecleans)

Herbert Sondheim was the name of his father. He was a dress manufacturer by profession. His parents divorced when he was just ten years old. After that, he moved to rural Pennsylvania with his mother. Since his childhood days, he was very interested in the field of music. Also, he learned a lot about musical theatre. He was the only child of his parents. His childhood was really great.

Where did Stephen Sondheim go to College?

Stephen was a highly educated and qualified man. He completed his schooling education at Ethical Culture Fieldston School. After that, he joined the New York Military Academy. He had also studied at George School. In the year 1950, he went to Williams College and completed his education.

What was the Net Worth of Stephen Sondheim at the time of his death?

Well, Stephen was a millionaire. It seems that he was successful in collecting a decent sum of fortune from his professional career. He had an estimated net worth of around $20 million at the time of his death. He was a wealthy composer. Similarly, Stephen had an annual salary of around $1 million.

Stephen Sondheim outside his car
Caption: Stephen Sondheim outside his car (Photo: Getty images)

Sondheim used to collect this decent sum of fortune from his long-term professional career as an American composer and lyricist. From his career, Stephen had gained a name along with a good amount of money. Before the time of his death, Stephen was living a happy and luxurious life with his family from the money he makes.

Who was Stephen Sondheim’s husband?

Stephen was a happily married man. He got married to his long-term beautiful partner Jeffrey Scott Romley. Before exchanging their marriage vows the love was in a relationship for a long time. After that, they exchanged their marriage vows in the year 2017. From their marriage, the couple did not welcome a child.

Stephen Sondheim with his friends
Caption: Stephen Sondheim with his friends (Photo: Sportskeeda)

Similarly, Stephen was a homosexual and was involved in some short-lived relationships. He was in a relationship with Peter Jones. By profession, he was a dramatist. Both of them were in a relationship during the 1970s and the 1980s. He was also in a relationship with Anthony Perkins in the year 1972.

When did Stephen Sondheim pass away?

Sondheim left this beautiful world at the age of 91. The main reason behind his death was cardiovascular disease. On November 26, 2021, he took his last breath in his home in Roxbury. roadway theaters dimmed their marquee lights for one minute as a tribute on December 8, 2021.

What is Sondheim’s best musical?

Sondheim was famous for his musical with the title Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

What did Stephen Sondheim really think of rent?

Stephen said:

“I think it is a work in progress.”He wanted to put in everything and the kitchen sink, and he did. I think it suffers from that.”

How Tall was Stephen Sondheim?

Stephen was a good-looking man. He had got a good height of 5 feet 10 inches tall or 1.79 meters. His total body weight according to his height was around 70 kg. Sondheim and light brown color eyes with grey color hair.

Professional Career of Stephen Sondheim

  • At first, Stephen wrote for the TV show Toppers and got his first Broadway breakthrough, Saturday Night.
  • In the year 1956, he wrote lyrics for the musical West Side Story inspired by ‘Romeo and Juliet.’

    Stephen Sondheim photo in the poster
    Caption: Stephen Sondheim photo in the poster (Photo: The New York Times)
  • He had also made his appearance in two more successful musicals Gypsy.
  • For that musical he wrote the lyrics A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
  • In addition. Stephen began a partnership with famous producer/director Harold Prince from the year 1970 to 1981.