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Israel Gershvin (Gershwin Ira)

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1983 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lyricists


1896 - Born on the 6th of December in New York City, New York.

1921 - He became involved in the music business.

1924 - Ira and George teamed up to write the music for their first Broadway hit, Lady, Be Good! Once the brothers joined together, their combined talents became one of the most influential forces in the history of American Musical Theatre.


1926 - Someone to Watch Over Me.


1927 - S Wonderful.


1930 - I Got Rhythm.


1931-1932 - Co-wrote musical "Of Thee I Sing" and Pulitzer Prize for drama.

1938 - Received three Oscar nominations for Best Song.

1941 - Ira Gershwin retired from songwriting after his brother's death but began writing again.

1959 - He released an album of his work, Lyrics on Several Occasions.

1960 - He finally retired after more than three decades of songwriting.

1983 - Died on the 17th of August, and is now interred in the Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.



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