Ira Gershwin

1896 - 1983

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Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz; December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs in the English language of the 20th century. With George, he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ira Gershwin has received more than 910,153 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ira Gershwin is the 462nd most popular musician (up from 512th in 2019), the 2,471st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,550th in 2019) and the 144th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Ira Gershwin ranks 462 out of 2,675Before him are Shinichi Suzuki, Ivry Gitlis, Ben Webster, Bill Viola, Gato Barbieri, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. After him are Adam Levine, Gregor Piatigorsky, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Yann Tiersen, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Erroll Garner.

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Among people born in 1896, Ira Gershwin ranks 91Before him are Iona Yakir, Ludwik Fleck, Hinrich Lohse, Pierre Jeanneret, Richard Thorpe, and Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia. After him are Jorge Alessandri, Mir Jafar Baghirov, Rudolf Schmundt, Salim Ali, Léonide Massine, and Charlie Rivel. Among people deceased in 1983, Ira Gershwin ranks 66Before him are Ross Macdonald, Marianne Brandt, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Vladimir Gelfand, Ralph Richardson, and Ivan Vinogradov. After him are Jean Rey, Dennis Wilson, Piero Sraffa, Jon Brower Minnoch, Anthony Blunt, and Florence Owens Thompson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ira Gershwin ranks 2,471 out of 15,968Before him are Paul H. O'Neill (1935), Mike Markkula (1942), Will Ferrell (1967), Bill Hewlett (1913), Fred Ward (1942), and George Chakiris (1934). After him are Robert D. Putnam (1941), Suzanne Collins (1962), Pauley Perrette (1969), Warren Christopher (1925), Archie Hahn (1880), and Adam Levine (1979).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Ira Gershwin ranks 144Before him are Van Cliburn (1934), Murray Perahia (1947), Jimmy Cobb (1929), Bruno Mars (1985), Ben Webster (1909), and Bill Viola (1951). After him are Adam Levine (1979), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Erroll Garner (1923), John Frusciante (1970), Duane Allman (1946), and Clifford Brown (1930).