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Birth Name: Israel Gershowitz

Occupation: Songwriter

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth: December 6, 1896

Date Of Death: August 17, 1983

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Ira Gershwin was born on the 6th of December, 1896. He was famous for being a Songwriter. Lyricist and brother of George Gershwin who wrote lyrics for “Summertime,” as well as for songs like “I Got Rhythm.”

Ira Gershwin was born in Brooklyn. He was a cashier at his father’s Turkish bath house. He often composed with his younger brother and published the book Lyrics on Several Occasions.

Ira Gershwin was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ira Gershwin was born in 1890s.

Israel 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".


Ira’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Ira 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 Ira Gershwin’s parents.

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Personal Life

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

Ira Gershwin was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Israel Gershowitz
NICKNAME: Israel Gershvin, Arthur Francis, Ira
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Ira Gershwin was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Ira Gershwin was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Ira Gershwin had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Ira Gershwin’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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