Irving Berlin





Irving Berlin

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born
in The United States
December 13, 1901

died
September 22, 1989

gender
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Irving Berlin was a Russian-born naturalized American composer and lyricist, and one of the most prolific American songwriters in history. Berlin was one of the few Tin Pan Alley/Broadway songwriters who wrote both lyrics and music for his songs. Although he never learned to read music beyond a rudimentary level, with the help of various uncredited musical assistants or collaborators, he eventually composed over 3,000 songs, many of which (e.g. "God Bless America", "White Christmas", "Anything You Can Do", "There's No Business Like Show Business") left an indelible mark on American music and culture. He composed seventeen film scores and twenty-one Broadway scores.


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God Bless America [With CD]
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Easter Parade
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White Christmas
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Irving Berlin Anthology
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Irving Berlin - Patriotic S...
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Irving Berlin Piano Duos: T...
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God Bless America & Other A...
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The Songs Of Irving Berlin:...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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Irving Berlin - Broadway Songs
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More books by Irving Berlin…
“Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.”
Irving Berlin

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I've got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night.”
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“The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.”
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