- George,1898–1937, U.S. composer.
- Ira,1896–1983, U.S. lyricist (brother of George Gershwin).
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Most people never thought about how different it might have been if Gershwin were black.Herbie Hancock Holds Forth
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In Crazy for You, the "new" Gershwin hit, George-and-Ira standards have been loaded in from a half-dozen other shows.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
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- George, original name Jacob Gershvin. 1898–1937, US composer: incorporated jazz into works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) for piano and jazz band and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935)
- his brother, Ira, original name Israel Gershvin. 1896–1983, US song lyricist, noted esp for his collaboration with George Gershwin
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