Ira Gershwin

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Birthday
6, 1896
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Aug 17, 1983 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1896
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Aug 17, 1983 (86)

About

Lyricist and brother of George Gershwin who wrote lyrics for "Summertime," as well as for songs like "I Got Rhythm."

Before Fame

He was a cashier at his father's Turkish bath house.

Trivia

He often composed with his younger brother and published the book Lyrics on Several Occasions.

Family Life

He married Leonore Gershwin on September 14, 1926.

Associated With

In addition to working with his brother, he also worked with composer Jerome Kern on songs like "Long Ago (and Far Away)."