|Birth name||Israel Isidore Baline (Beilin)|
May 11, 1888|
probably Mogilev, Russia (now Belarus)
September 22, 1989 (aged 101)|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Broadway musicals, revues, show tunes|
|Occupations||Songwriter, composer, lyricist|
|Years active||1907 – 1962|
Selected works[change | change source]
Berlin's first popular success was "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
In 1942, Berlin won the Academy Award for the best original song in the movie "Holiday Inn". The song was "White Christmas.". Bing Crosby recorded the song. This became "the best-selling record of all time."
Broadway musicals written by Berlin included "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Call me Madam."
References[change | change source]
- Barol, Bill. "Irving Berlin: 188-1889," Newsweek. October 2, 1989, p. 75; retrieved 2011-12-29.
- Harris, Roy J. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," Wall Street Journal. December 11, 2009; retrieved 2011-12-29.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Irving Berlin at the Internet Broadway Database
- Irving Berlin on IMDb
- Irving Berlin Music Company
- PBS page on Irving Berlin, part of their Great Performances series
- If Irving Berlin could not read or write music, how did he compose? (from The Straight Dope)
- Liner notes for The Vintage Irving Berlin, New World Records NW 238
- Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- The Judy Room "Easter Parade" section
- Daniel K. Elder "Remarkable Sergeants: Ten Vignettes of Noteworthy NCOs," http://ncohistory.com/files/RemarkableSgts.pdf
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