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George Gershwin

Songwriter (26-Sep-1898 — 11-Jul-1937)


Norbert Carnovale. George Gershwin: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2000. 608pp.

David Ewen. A Journey to Greatness: The Life and Music of George Gershwin. W. H. Allen. 1956. 255pp.

Edward Jablonski. Gershwin: A Biography. New York: Doubleday. 1987.

Edward Jablonski; Lawrence D. Stewart. The Gershwin Years. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1958. 313pp.

Alan Kendall. George Gershwin: A Biography. New York: Universe Books. 1987. 192pp.

Joan Peyser. The Memory of All That: The Life of George Gershwin. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1993. 319pp.

Katharine Weber. The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities. Crown. 2011. 270pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.541)

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.436)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.265)

  10. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.55)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.580)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.251)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.392)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.329)

  15. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.279)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.217)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.171)

  18. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.395)

  19. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.337)

  20. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.268)

  21. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.92-93)

  22. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.339-40)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.200)

  24. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.336)

  25. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.80)

  26. American Songwriters (pp.173-81)

  27. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.80)

  28. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.172)

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