Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin, was an American composer and lyricist of Russian-Jewish origin (born in Tyumen, Russian Empire).
" When I Lost You" (1912) Written by Irving Berlin after his wife of five months passed away. He was unable to write for a period of time after the tragedy, until he found the strength to compose this song.
"Always" (1925) Written when he fell in love with Ellin Mackay, who later became his wife
"Blue Skies" (1926) Written after his first daughter's birth as a song just for her. In it he distilled his feelings about being married and a father for the first time
"God Bless America" is an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. The later version was recorded by Kate Smith, and became her signature song.