What are some interesting facts about George Gershwin?


Some interesting facts about George Gershwin are as follows: His real first name was Jacob. His brother, Ira, wrote most of the brothers' lyrics, and Ira was very dependent upon him for creative input and inspiration. George Gershwin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for the composition 'Of Thee I Sing.' What was most striking about George was his dogged persistence in promoting his now-famous musical, 'Porgy and Bess,' during a time (1935) when very few people in the entertainment industry provided opportunities for high school dropouts to prove their talent. George never finished high school, turning full-time to music composition.George was a 1970 menber of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Gershwin, George [né Jacob Gershvin] (1898-1937), composer. One of the greatest and most original of Broadway songwriters, he was born in Brooklyn to a poor immigrant family.
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George Gershwin's popular songs and compositions from the 1920s and 1930s include "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and the symphonic jazz piece Rhapsody in Blue. Gershwin dropped out... More »
Name at Birth: Jacob Bruskin Gershvin
Born: September 26, 1898, Brooklyn, New York
Died: July 11, 1937
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