Ira (Gershowitz) Gershwin

Israel (Gershowitz) Gershwin (1896 - 1983)

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Israel (Ira) Gershwin formerly Gershowitz
Born in New York City, New York,
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Beverly Hills, California,
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2014
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Ira (Gershowitz) Gershwin has Jewish Roots.
Ira (Gershowitz) Gershwin is Notable.

American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.

Gershwin was born Israel Gershowitz in New York City to Morris (Moishe) and Rose Gershovitz who changed the family name to Gershvin well before their children rose to fame. He married Leonore (née Strunsky) in 1926. He died in Beverly Hills, California, on August 17, 1983 at the age of 86. He is interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


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