Birth and Life

Irving Berlin


Date of birth 11. 5. 1888
Country of birth Russia



Date of death 22. 9. 1989
Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York, USA
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 40.890043, -73.874305

Summary from Wikipedia

"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."[6] 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 th ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 17. 11. 2015

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