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George Gershwin

George GershwinAKA Jacob Gershovitz

Born: 26-Sep-1898
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY [1]
Died: 11-Jul-1937
Location of death: Hollywood, CA [2]
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
Remains: Buried, Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rhapsody In Blue

[1] 242 Snedicker Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

[2] Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

Father: Morris Gershovitz
Mother: Rose Bruskin
Ira Gershwin (lyricist, b. 6-Dec-1896, d. 17-Aug-1983)
Brother: Arthur
Sister: Francis

    High School: High School of Commerce, New York, NY

    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7083 Hollywood Blvd. (with Ira Gershwin)
    Asteroid Namesake 8249 Gershwin
    Coma 9-Jul-1937
    Brain Surgery Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (Jul-1937)
    Died Intestate
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

    New York: A Documentary Film (14-Nov-1999) · Himself

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Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1484 (8 cents, issued 14-Feb-1973)

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