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Irving Berlin

Composer (11-May-1888 — 22-Sep-1989)


Mary Ellin Barrett. Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1994. 320pp.

Laurence Bergreen. As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin. Da Capo Press. 1996. 702pp.

David Ewen. The Story of Irving Berlin. Holt. 1950. 179pp.

Michael Freedland. Irving Berlin. New York: Stein & Day. 1974. 224pp.

Philip Furia. Irving Berlin: A Life in Song. Music Sales Corporation. 1998. 321pp.

Charles Hamm. Irving Berlin: Songs from the Melting Pot : the Formative Years, 1907-1914. Oxford University Press. 1997. 292pp.

Edward Jablonski. Irving Berlin: American Troubadour. Henry Holt. 1999. 406pp.

Dave Jay. The Irving Berlin Songography, 1907-1966. Arlington House. 1969. 172pp.

David Leopold. Irving Berlin's Show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-America. Harry N. Abrams. 2005. 239pp.

Ian Whitcomb. Irving Berlin and Ragtime America. Century. 1987. 217pp.

Alexander Woollcott. The Story of Irving Berlin. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1925. 237pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  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. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.95)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.67)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.127)

  10. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.47)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.67)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.144)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.94)

  14. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.55)

  15. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.69)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.56)

  17. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.44)

  18. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.43)

  19. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.39)

  20. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.86)

  21. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.81)

  22. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.59)

  23. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.32-34)

  24. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.88-89)

  25. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.50)

  26. International Who's Who 1960 (p.81)

  27. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.765)

  28. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.230)

  29. Legends in Their Own Time (p.23)

  30. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.56)

  31. American Songwriters (pp.29-41)

  32. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.78)

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