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Berlin, Irving

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

US (Russian-born) songwriter and writer of musicals

1888 – Born on the 11th of May in Tyumen, Russia.

1891 – His family immigrated to the United States.

1896 – He did various street jobs, including selling newspapers and busking.


1912 – Berlin composed a song "When I Lost You", which became a hits.

1914 – He produced his first full-length work for the musical stage, "Watch Your Step".

1915 – First musical comedy show entitled "Stop! Look! Listen!".

1917 – Entered the United States Army and staged a musical revue Yip Yip Yaphank.

1921 – His latest song was "The Music Box Revue".

1925 – Wrote "The Cocoanuts" was a light comedy.

1932 – Face the Music was a political satire.

1926 – Wrote the Berlin’s songs, "Blue Skies".

1938 – Berlin composed a song entitled "God Bless America" for the show.

He built his own theater, the Music Box.

1940 – Louisiana Purchase was a satire of a Southern politician.

1942 – Wrote "White Christmas," one of the most-recorded songs in history.

1946 – Wrote and composed song "There’s No Business Like Show Business".
1989 – Irving Berlin died of a heart attack on 22nd of September in New York City.