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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Ira Gershwin Discography

Albums

LP-H-0051 Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout'(LP, Mono) Heritage Productions LP-H-0051 US 1953 Sell This Version
721 Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen - Loves to Rhyme(2xLP, Gat) Mark56 Records 721 US 1975 Sell This Version
OSA 13116 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward / Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward / Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus - Porgy And Bess Decca OSA 13116 US 1976 Sell This Version
R 008 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire - George & Ira Gershwin's Lady Be Good!(LP) Smithsonian Collection R 008 US 1977 Sell This Version
ARL3-2109 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Box) RCA Red Seal ARL3-2109 US 1977 Sell This Version
DL 8042 George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Smallens - Selections From Porgy And Bess(LP) Decca DL 8042 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

VL 11742 George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin - A Collector's Porgy And Bess(LP, Comp, RE) RCA VL 11742 Italy Unknown Sell This Version