American composer and lyricist (1888–1989)
Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989), born Israel Baline in Imperial Russia, was a Jewish-American songwriter.
|Birth name||Israel Isidore Baline (Beilin)|
|Born||May 11, 1888|
probably Mogilev, Russia (now Belarus)
|Died||September 22, 1989 (aged 101)|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Broadway musicals, revues, show tunes|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, composer, lyricist|
|Years active||1907 – 1962|
Berlin's first popular success was "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
In 1938, Kate Smith made "God Bless America" a popular hit.
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."
- Irving Berlin at the Internet Broadway Database
- Irving Berlin on IMDb
- Irving Berlin Music Company
- PBS page on Irving Berlin Archived 2013-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, part of their Great Performances series
- If Irving Berlin could not read or write music, how did he compose? Archived 2007-01-06 at the Wayback Machine (from The Straight Dope)
- Liner notes for The Vintage Irving Berlin, New World Records NW 238 Archived 2019-04-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Irving Berlin collection of non-commercial sound recordings[permanent dead link], at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- The Judy Room "Easter Parade" section Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Daniel K. Elder "Remarkable Sergeants: Ten Vignettes of Noteworthy NCOs," http://ncohistory.com/files/RemarkableSgts.pdf