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Berlin, Irving (Israel Baline)

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

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.







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