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Ira Gershwin
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Birth Date:December 6, 1896
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign: -
Birth Name:Israel Gershvin
Birth Place:Manhattan, NY
Died Date:August 17, 1983

Occupation:lyricist brother of George

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Ira Gershwin

Biography:Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 - 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.

With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me", and the opera Porgy and Bess.

The success the brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. However, his mastery of songwriting continued even after the early death of George, and he wrote further hit songs with composers Jerome Kern ("Long Ago (And Far Away)", Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen.

His critically-acclaimed book Lyrics on Several Occasions of 1959, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song.

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

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

Ira Gershwin's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: December 6, 1896

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Ira Gershwin's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: December 6, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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