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Age38 (age at death)
Birthday 26 September, 1898
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York.City, New York USA
Died 11 July, 1937
Place of Death Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
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George Gershwin (born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz; September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs "Swanee" (1919) and "Fascinating Rhythm" (1924), the jazz standard "I Got Rhythm" (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which gave birth to the hit "Summertime".

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