Irving Berlin

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin Full Name: Irving Berlin
Nationality: American

Profession: Composer and Lyricist
Why Famous: Of Russian-Jewish origin Irving Berlin is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history for hits such as Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America and There's No Business Like Show Business.

Born: May 11, 1888
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russian Empire

Died: September 22, 1989 (aged 101)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1926-01-04 Composer Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress Ellin Mackay in a simple civil ceremony

Historical Events in the Life of Irving Berlin

  • 1914-12-08 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-12-25 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1918-08-19 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC
  • 1932-02-17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC
  • 1939-11-11 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
  • 1940-05-28 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC
  • 1942-07-24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC