George Gershwin, American Composer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Jacob Gershwine
  • Known as: George Gershwin
  • Birth: September 26, 1898, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Death: July 11, 1937, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Languages: English; Russian (?); Yiddish (?)
  • Who he was: American composer who wrote "Someone to Watch Over Me"; "I've Got a Crush on You"; "Embraceable You"; Porgy and Bess; Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Pulitzer: Special Citation for Arts (1998)

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