George Gershwin Biography

George Gershwin

Born: 9/26/1898
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for his popular songs and orchestral compositions. His works, which often combined jazz and folk rhythms, include “Swanee” (1919), Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and Porgy and Bess (1935).

His brother was

Ira Gershwin

Born: 12/6/1896
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

George's brother, he often wrote the lyrics to George's songs.

Died: 8/17/1983
Died: 7/11/1937

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