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  1. George,1898–1937, U.S. composer.
  2. Ira,1896–1983, U.S. lyricist (brother of George Gershwin).
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  1. 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)
  2. his brother, Ira, original name Israel Gershvin. 1896–1983, US song lyricist, noted esp for his collaboration with George Gershwin
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