Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Berlin, Irving

Irving Berlin (1888-1989), Russian/American composer of Broadway musicals and popular songs, born in Russia and emigrated to US in 1893 with his family. From 1911 he contributed to the Ziegfeld Follies and other Broadway revues; he formed his own publishing company in 1919 and established the Music Box Theater in 1921. He composed musicals(Annie Get Your Guns), and over 1,000 songs(God Bless America, White Christmas... etc).

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