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George Gershwin
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Birth Date:September 26, 1898
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign: -
Birth Name:Jacob Gershovitz
Birth Place:Brooklyn, NY
Died Date:July 11, 1937

Occupation:composer, songwriter

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George Gershwin

Biography:George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 - July 11, 1937) was an American composer. He was born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, the second of four children. George wrote most of his works together with his elder brother lyricist Ira Gershwin. Gershwin composed both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall. He also wrote popular songs with success.

Many of his compositions have been used on television and many are recognized jazz standards; the jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwin's songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle), and the very greatest singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, most notably Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Judy Garland, Nina Simone and countless others.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Manhattan (1979)
Porgy and Bess (1959)
An American in Paris (1951)
Show Boat (1951)

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

George Gershwin's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: September 26, 1898

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

George Gershwin's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: September 26, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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