George Gershwin

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1898 - 1937

George Gershwin  American Composer


George Gershwin (/ˈɡɜrʃ.wɪn/; September 26, 1898 –
July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known ...

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Shortest Relationship2 mths
Average Relationship Length10 mths
First Name George
Last Name Gershwin
Full Name at Birth Jacob Gershowitz
Age 38 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th September, 1898
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York.
Died 11th July, 1937
Place of Death L.A. California
Cause of Death Brain Tumor
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Composer, singer
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
Music Genre Stage & Screen, Piano, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1916–37
Music Style Stage & Screen, Vocal, Show Tunes, Popular Music Entry, Cast Recordings, Standards, Traditional Pop, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Modern Composition, Classical, Avant-Garde
Music Mood Elegant, Sophisticated, Refined/Mannered, Whimsical, Literate, Theatrical, Playful, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Dramatic
Instrument Piano, Composer
Brother Ira Gershwin
Friend Charlie Chaplin, George S. Kaufman, Irving Berlin, Arnold Schoenberg, Moss Hart, Paul Whiteman, Johnny Mercer, Ethel Merman
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TeachJan 28, 2011

As a child I remember going to a Gershwin concert with Leonard Bernstein conducting. It was the nearest thing to heaven I have ever heard. Teach

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