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Berlin, Irving (Israel Baline)

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Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 101 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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