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.

DEATH

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.

GEORGE GERSHWIN

Rhapsody in Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U40xBSz6Dc&edufilter=0NsmCsBD3UGorqyU6yfFOg