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lyricist.

Ira Gershwin, American lyricist. Awarded College City New York Townsend Harris Medal, 1952; James K. Hackett award, 1972. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild.

Background

Gershwin, Ira was born on December 6, 1896 in New York City. Son of Morris and Rose (Bruskin) Gershwin.

Education

Student, Townsend Harris Hall, 1910-1914, College City of New York, 1914-1916, Columbia University Extension, 1918.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Lyrics on Several Occasions, 1959. Awarded College City New York Townsend Harris Medal, 1952. James K. Hackett award, 1972.

Membership

Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild.

Connections

Married Leonore Strunsky, September 14, 1926.

father:
Morris Gershwin

mother:
Rose (Bruskin) Gershwin

spouse:
Leonore Strunsky