Ira Gershwin

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1896 - 1983

Ira Gershwin  American Songwriter


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Ira Gershwin passed away on 17th Aug 1983 aged 86.


Ira Gershwin was previously married to Leonore Strunsky (1926 - 1983).


American Songwriter Ira Gershwin was born Israel Gershowitz on 6th December, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 17th Aug 1983 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 86. He is most remembered for Girl Crazy. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ira Gershwin is a member of the following lists: Jewish American songwriters, American Theater Hall of Fame inductees and Townsend Harris High School alumni.


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First Name Ira
Last Name Gershwin
Full Name at Birth Israel Gershowitz
Alternative Name Israel Gershvin, Arthur Francis, Ira
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th December, 1896
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 17th August, 1983
Place of Death Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Disease
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Lyricist
Occupation Songwriter
Claim to Fame Girl Crazy
Music Genre (Text) Popular, Classical
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Year(s) Active 1910s–1980s
Music Style Stage & Screen, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings, Vocal, Popular Music Entry, Musicals, Classical, Opera, Lyricist
Brother George Gershwin
Friend George S. Kaufman, Vincente Minnelli, Johnny Mercer, Paul Whiteman
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