Gershwin, Ira (ne Gershvin, Isidore Bruskin) 6.dec.1896-17.aug.1983 USA NY, New York Brooklyn - California, Los Angeles Beverly Hills
lyricist, on his birth certificate he is named by his yiddish name Israel Gershovitz but he was named Isidore Gershvin from birth, after 1920 he used the name Ira while the family name had already earlier been changed to Gershwin ; son of shoemaker/restaurateur Moishe Gershvin (Russia, St Petersburg 1/15.jan.1872-14.may.1932 New York ; 14.aug.1890 emigrated to the USA, 15.jan.1898 naturalized as Morris Gershvin and by 1917 using the spelling Gershwin) and Rose Brushkin (Russia, St Petersburg nov.1875-15.dec.1948 New York) who married 21.jul.1895 in Manhattan ; brother of George Gershwin (Brooklyn 26.sep.1898-) and Arthur Gershwin (Brooklyn 14.mar.1900-20.nov.1981 Manhattan)

Title Parts

[L] Fascinating rhythm. Song
music by George, words by Ira Gershwin
Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Verve 529581-2

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