Gershwin, Ira

   Born Israel Gershvin, Ira was the brother of George Gershwin. Ira provided the lyrics for many of George’s compositions including the songs for the musicals Lady Be Good (1924), Tip-toes (1925), Oh Kay! (1926), Funny Face (1927), Strike Up the Band (1927), and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Of Thee I Sing (1931). From 1936 Ira provided the lyrics for George’s music in a number of Hollywood movies. Following George’s death, Ira wrote the lyrics for composer Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark (1940), and Jerome Kern’s Cover Girl (1944), as well as The Firebrand of Florence (1945), Park Avenue (1946), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), A Star is Born (1954), and The Country Girl (1954). In addition to further collaboration with Weill, Ira also completed film scores based on George’s notebooks for The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1946) and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). He was involved in the making of An American in Paris (1951) which incorporated some of his and George’s earlier work and which won an Academy Award. His annotated collection of more than 100 lyrics, Lyrics on Several Occasions (1959) was widely acclaimed.
   See also Cinema; Harburg, Edgar Yipsel.

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  • Gershwin, Ira — orig. Israel Gershvin born Dec. 6, 1896, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 17, 1983, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. lyricist, brother of the composer George Gershwin. He briefly attended City College of New York, then did odd jobs until his brother… …   Universalium

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  • Ira Gershwin — Ira Gershwin» 160 Datos generales Nacimiento 6 de diciembre de 1896 New York City, USA Muerte 17 de agosto de 1983 Beverly Hills, California, USA …   Wikipedia Español

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