Gershwin, George (opera) [Gershvin, Jacob ]
- Richard Crawford
(b Brooklyn, ny , Sept 26, 1898; d Hollywood, ca , July 11, 1937). American composer . He lived most of his life in a song-writer’s world. Born to Russian-Jewish immigrants who settled in New York in the 1890s, he began to take piano lessons around the age of 12 and by ...