George Gershwin

George Gershwin

American composer
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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz; September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs "Swanee" (1919) and "Fascinating Rhythm" (1924), the jazz standard "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which gave birth to the hit "Summertime".

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Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz
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Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
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Date of birth
26 September 1898
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Brooklyn, New York.City, New York USA
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Date of death
11 July 1937
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38 (age at death)
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Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Brain Tumor
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Composer, singer
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5' 10½" (179 cm)
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