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).

Lyrics with Ira only
I Can't Get Started (composed by Vernon Duke)
My Ship (Kurt Weill)
The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen)
Long Ago (And Far Away) (Jerome Kern)

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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DL 8042 Selections From Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward / Ira Gershwin / Todd Duncan (3), Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Alexander Smallens George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward / Ira Gershwin / Todd Duncan (3), Anne Brown, Eva Jessye Choir, Decca Symphony Orchestra Under The Direction Of Alexander Smallens - Selections From Porgy And Bess(LP, Album, Mono) Decca DL 8042 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LP-H-0051 'Tryout' — Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout' Heritage Productions LP-H-0051 US 1953 Sell This Version
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OS 2016 Porgy And Bess (An Original Sound Track Recording) — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Various George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Various - Porgy And Bess (An Original Sound Track Recording) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 2016 US 1959 Sell This Version
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T 392 That Certain Feeling – Mitzi Gaynor Sings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin — Ira Gershwin Mitzi Gaynor, Ira Gershwin Mitzi Gaynor, Ira Gershwin - That Certain Feeling – Mitzi Gaynor Sings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin(LP, Album, Mono, Club) World Record Club T 392 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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721 Loves to Rhyme — Ira Gershwin 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
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SET 609-11 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus, Robert Page, Becky Seredick, Ira Gershwin - Porgy And Bess (Album) Decca SET 609-11 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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T-11651 Of Thee I Sing - 1952 Revival Cast Recording — Ira Gershwin Jack Carson, Paul Hartman - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Jack Carson, Paul Hartman - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Of Thee I Sing - 1952 Revival Cast Recording (Album) Capitol Records T-11651 US 1977 Sell This Version
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ARL3-2109 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera - Porgy And Bess (Album) RCA Red Seal ARL3-2109 US 1977 Sell This Version
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RL 42412 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess (Album) RCA Red Seal RL 42412 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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RL 42412 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess(LP, Gat) RCA Red Seal RL 42412 France 1978 Sell This Version
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YT 35501 Porgy And Bess (Highlights) — Ira Gershwin Gershwin* Porgy And Bess (Highlights)(Cass) Columbia Odyssey YT 35501 US 1978 Sell This Version
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RL 02109-3 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Box) RCA Red Seal RL 02109-3 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
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RL-02109-1// RL- 02109-3 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Box) RCA Red Seal RL-02109-1// RL- 02109-3 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
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424-344-1 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra* & Chorus*, Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson (2), Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar, Barbara Hendricks, Barbara Conrad (2) George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Lorin Maazel, Cleveland Orchestra* & Chorus*, Willard White, McHenry Boatwright, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson (2), Leona Mitchell, Florence Quivar, Barbara Hendricks, Barbara Conrad (2) - Porgy And Bess (Album) London Records, Salvat 424-344-1 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
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ARL3-2109 Porgy And Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward Produced And Presented By Sherwin M. Goldman And Houston Grand Opera - Porgy And Bess(3xLP, Album, RP, Aut + Box, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL3-2109 US 1988 Sell This Version
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9 79250-2 Girl Crazy — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79250-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
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904 'Tryout' — Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin - 'Tryout'(CD, RE) DRG Records Incorporated 904 US 1991 Sell This Version
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7559-79308-2 Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Lady, Be Good! (1992 Studio Cast) (Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Roxbury Recordings 7559-79308-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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CDTER 1244 Lady In The Dark — Ira Gershwin Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart - The Royal National Theatre Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart - The Royal National Theatre - Lady In The Dark (Album) TER CDTER 1244 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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AEI-CD 041 Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin - Ann Sothern Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin - Ann Sothern - Lady In The Dark - Optical Soundtrack Of The Original Kinofilm(CD, Album) AEI Records AEI-CD 041 US 1997 Sell This Version
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SK 60704, 01-060704-10 Girl Crazy - Studio Cast Recording — Ira Gershwin Mary Martin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Mary Martin, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Girl Crazy - Studio Cast Recording(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy SK 60704, 01-060704-10 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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440 016 056-2 Ziegfeld Follies Of 1936 (Original Cast Abum) — Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Various Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Various - Ziegfeld Follies Of 1936 (Original Cast Abum)(CD, Album) Decca Broadway 440 016 056-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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B0007431-02 The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin, Dubose* And Dorothy Heyward And Ira Gershwin - Alvy Powell, Marquita Lister, Robert Mack (4), Nicole Cabell, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Chorus*, John Mauceri George Gershwin, Dubose* And Dorothy Heyward And Ira Gershwin - Alvy Powell, Marquita Lister, Robert Mack (4), Nicole Cabell, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Chorus*, John Mauceri - The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Album) Decca B0007431-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
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13740 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Broadway Cast Recording) — Ira Gershwin Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(CD, Album) Shout! Factory 13740 US 2012 Sell This Version
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88875 09114 2 An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  — Ira Gershwin George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin George Gershwin And Ira Gershwin - An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (CD, Album) Masterworks Broadway 88875 09114 2 US 2015 Sell This Version