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Ira Gershwin

Ira GershwinAKA Israel Gershvin

Born: 6-Dec-1896
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 17-Aug-1983
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: They Can't Take That Away from Me

Father: Morris Gershovitz
Mother: Rose Bruskin
Brother: George Gershwin (composer, b. 26-Sep-1898, d. 11-Jul-1937)
Brother: Arthur
Sister: Francis
Wife: Leonore Strunsky (m. 14-Sep-1926, until his death, d. 1991)

    High School: Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY
    University: City College of New York (two years)

    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1932 for Of Thee I Sing (shared)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971
    Theatre Hall of Fame 1983
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7083 Hollywood Blvd. (with George Gershwin)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

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