George Gershwin

The prodigal composer

Birth to Death

September 26, 1898 - July 11, 1937

Why is he known?

George Gershwin was a very famous American composer. While he was in the music business, he produced jazz and classical music.

Interesting facts

He dropped out of school at age 15 and started playing piano professionally!

George was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

George died at age 38, immediately following brain surgery.


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