|Birth Day||September 26, 1898|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, NY|
|Age||121 YEARS OLD|
Musician famed for hits such as "An American in Paris," "Porgy and Bess," and "Rhapsody in Blue."
He dropped out of school when he was 15 and became a song plugger for Tin Pan Alley publishing firm Jerome H. Remick and Company.
His songs are among the most-covered of all time, with Madonna, and countless others all offering up their versions of his classics.
His older brother Ira Gershwin was a frequent collaborator; he worked with George on "Lady Be Good," "Oh, Kay!" and "Of Thee I Sing," which became the first musical comedy to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
His breakthrough hit was "Swanee" from 1919, written with Al Jolson.