Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin

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Israel Gershowitz
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American lyricist (born December 6, 1896 in New York City, New York (USA), died August 17, 1983 in Beverly Hills, California (USA).

The older brother of George Gershwin and a close friend of E.Y. Harburg. The two worked together writing lyrics. Ira started his career in 1918 under the pen name of Arthur Francis. It was not until 1924 that Ira and George began a collaboration that would prove one of the most successful and prolific in history.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.
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