George Gershwin

George Gershwin bio

Birth Name: Jacob Gershowitz

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth: September 26, 1898

Date Of Death: July 11, 1937

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

George Gershwin was born on the 26th of September, 1898. He was famous for being a Composer. Musician famed for hits such as “An American in Paris,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn. He dropped out of school when he was 15 and became a song plugger for Tin Pan Alley publishing firm Jerome H. Remick and Company. His songs are among the most-covered of all time, with Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Bush, Amy Winehouse, Madonna, and countless others all offering up their versions of his classics.

George Gershwin was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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George Gershwin was born in 1890s.

Jacob Gershowitz is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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George Gershwin’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on George Gershwin’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, George Gershwin kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

George Gershwin was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jacob Gershowitz



Zodiac Sign: George Gershwin was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: George Gershwin was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: George Gershwin had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

George Gershwin’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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