Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin

Composer, Lyricist


Biography


Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin, May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist of Russian-Jewish origin (born in Tyumen, Russian Empire). Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of The Great American Songbook. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Broadway theater the Music Box Theatre. Read his full biography on the Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Berlin


Shows by Irving Berlin

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Synopsis

Rough-and-tumble Annie Oakley is the best shot around. A backwoods gal, Annie uses her skill to support her family by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill and persuaded to join his Wild West Show... read more

As Thousands Cheer is a hilarious musical review with each scene preceded by an appropriate newspaper headline. Sketches include the Hoovers leaving the White House with the President giving his cabinet a Bronx cheer; John D.... read more

When President Harry Truman appoints Washingtonian socialite widow Mrs. Sally Adams ambassador to the small, fictitious European nation of Lichtenburg, she takes everyone by surprise. What Sally lacks in policy knowledge, sh... read more

The Marx Brothers attack the Florida real estate boom circa 1920 and find Margaret Dumont, jewels to steal, pockets to pick, lovers to confuse, hotel guests to confound.... read more

The story concerns an over-aggressive newspaper photographer, Horace, who attempts to seek out the model who posed for the creation of the Statue of Liberty. He visits Paris where he believes he has found her. He then bring... read more

President Stephen Decatur Henderson loses his bid for re-election due to a botched trip to the Soviet Union. Eventually, at the behest of the new president, he returns to political life as a Senator.... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
5/11/1888
Died
9/22/1989
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Comedy, Romance, Historical/Biographical, Satire