Irving Berlin
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1888-05-11
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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin Biography (Wikipedia)

Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Baline; May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" sparked an international dance craze in places as far away as Berlin's native Russia, which also "flung itself into the ragtime beat with an abandon bordering on mania." Over the years he was known for writing music and lyrics in the American vernacular: uncomplicated, simple and direct, with his stated aim being to "reach the heart of the average American," whom he saw as the "real soul of the country." In doing so, said Walter Cronkite, at Berlin's 100th birthday tribute, he "helped write the story of this country, capturing the best of who we are and the dreams that shape our lives."

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Let's Face The Music
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Let's Face The Music
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There's No Business Like Show Business
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There's No Business Like Show Business
Scott Flanigan, Julien Colarossi, Damian Evans, Ed Dunlop, Ulster Orchestra, Stephen Bell-Booth, Irving Berlin & Paul Campbell
Always
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Always
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Puttin' On The Ritz
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Puttin' On The Ritz
Irving Berlin
Miss Liberty; Title Song
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Miss Liberty; Title Song
Irving Berlin
There's No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun)
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There's No Business Like Show Business (Annie Get Your Gun)
Irving Berlin
Marie
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Marie
Irving Berlin
Let's Face The Music And Dance
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Let's Face The Music And Dance
Irving Berlin
This Is The Army Mr Jones
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This Is The Army Mr Jones
Count Pearson Proms Band
Blue Skies (feat. Vula Malinga)
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Blue Skies (feat. Vula Malinga)
Seth MacFarlane
Putting on the Ritz
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Putting on the Ritz
Howard Keel
Anything You Can Do
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Anything You Can Do
Irving Berlin
Piano On Broadway
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Piano On Broadway
Irving Berlin
White Christmas
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White Christmas
Irving Berlin
White Christmas
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White Christmas
The Ink Spots
White Christmas
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White Christmas
Irving Berlin
There's No Business Like Show Business
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There's No Business Like Show Business
Irving Berlin
Let's Face the Music and Dance 
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Let's Face the Music and Dance 
Morris, John, Peter Boyle, Gene Wilder & Irving Berlin
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974): Puttin' On the Ritz
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974): Puttin' On the Ritz
Nat King Cole
Straighten Up and Fly Right
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Straighten Up and Fly Right
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