George Gershwin

By: Kayci Simmons

Who is George Gershwin?

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. He was born September 26th, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants. He began music when he was 11 years old.


Gershwin kept complaining of blinding headaches and the impression he smelt burning rubber. Doctors diagnosed him with having a malignant brain tumor. It is also possible he had chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. He died in California on July 11th, 1937.


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