Gershwin, George [Gershvin, Jacob]
- Norbert Carnovale
- and Richard Crawford
(b Brooklyn, NY, Sept 26, 1898; d Hollywood, CA, July 11, 1937). American composer, pianist, and conductor. He began his career as a song plugger in New York’s Tin Pan Alley; by the time he was 20 he had established himself as a composer of Broadway shows, and by the age of 30 he was America’s most famous and widely accepted composer of concert music....