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Ira Gershwin

Lyricist Ira Gershwin

Profession: Lyricist

United States of America

Why Famous: 'S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm

Born: December 6, 1896
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: August 17, 1983 (aged 86)

Historical Events

  • 1924-12-01 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • 1925-12-28 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in New York City
  • 1928-11-08 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1931-12-26 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" by George and Ira Gershwin premieres on Broadway, New York City
  • 1934-08-27 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin and Yip Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC

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