Yip Harburg

1896 - 1981

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Edgar Yipsel Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981) was an American popular song lyricist and librettist who worked with many well-known composers. He wrote the lyrics to the standards "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (with Jay Gorney), "April in Paris", and "It's Only a Paper Moon", as well as all of the songs for the film The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow". He was known for the social commentary of his lyrics, as well as his leftist leanings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yip Harburg has received more than 446,766 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Yip Harburg is the 1,670th most popular musician, the 8,439th most popular biography from United States and the 705th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Yip Harburg ranks 1,670 out of 2,675Before him are Boz Burrell, Silje Nergaard, Biréli Lagrène, Mauro Picotto, Bootsy Collins, and Adam Darski. After him are Vinnie Moore, Maxim Vengerov, Scott Gorham, Kim Kashkashian, Phil Collen, and Uli Kusch.

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Among people born in 1896, Yip Harburg ranks 205Before him are Robert E. Sherwood, Arthur Tell Schwab, Natalie Talmadge, Virgil Thomson, V. K. Krishna Menon, and Philip Showalter Hench. After him are Erle C. Kenton, Samuel Mosberg, Priscilla Dean, Gopal Swarup Pathak, Pavel Antokolsky, and William Cameron Townsend. Among people deceased in 1981, Yip Harburg ranks 202Before him are Vera-Ellen, Ann Harding, Bronisław Malinowski, Eric Williams, Ariel Durant, and Gregory Breit. After him are Antero Kivi, Irving Jaffee, Sam Jones, Louise Lorraine, Cuth Harrison, and Nikolai Tishchenko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Yip Harburg ranks 8,439 out of 15,968Before him are Janine Lindemulder (1968), Philip Showalter Hench (1896), Bootsy Collins (1951), Gina Raimondo (1971), Corin Nemec (1971), and Sabin Carr (1904). After him are Steve Railsback (1945), Kevin Williamson (1965), Thomas Ligotti (1953), Gil Gerard (1943), Sam Snead (1912), and Jessica Szohr (1985).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Yip Harburg ranks 705Before him are Danny Carey (1961), Richie Kotzen (1970), Roger Miller (1936), Kyle Eastwood (1968), Clarence White (1944), and Bootsy Collins (1951). After him are Vinnie Moore (1964), Scott Gorham (1951), Kim Kashkashian (1952), Hilary Hahn (1979), Chris Hillman (1944), and Gene Ammons (1925).