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Gershwin, Ira 1896-1983

Works: 6,036 works in 12,532 publications in 4 languages and 93,158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Operas  Romance films  Poetry  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Excerpts  Musicals 
Roles: Lyricist, Librettist, Author, Composer, Performer, Musician, Other, Singer, Translator, Creator, Compiler, Conductor, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, wal, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Contributor, Assignee, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ira Gershwin
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Most widely held works by Ira Gershwin
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

234 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

97 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets
Funny face by Stanley Donen( Visual )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cinderella story about an inconspicuous salesgirl who is whisked off to Paris by a group of fashion magazine sophisticates and transformed into a dazzling model with whom the magazine's photographer falls in love
Shall We Dance by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male ballet dancer and a female singer enter into a phony romance to generate publicity for their careers
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revered for its legendary score by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess has been reimagined and reinvigorated for the modern stage by a team that includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, musical adapter Diedre L. Murray and director Diane Paulus. It's the New Broadway Cast Recording of one of the most beloved works of the American musical theatre
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( )

63 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple. Songs include "You'd be hard to replace" and "They can't take that away from me."
The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin by Ira Gershwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most literate and word-loving of our great lyricists, Ira Gershwin described his writing as "simple, colloquial, rhymed conversational lines." Yet these "simple" lines were so irresistibly witty and enticing that dozens of them have made their way into the musical vernacular of the twentieth century, the common memory of a song-loving culture. Now, for the first time, Ira Gershwin's entire body of work is brought together in one volume. Here are the words of more than 700 songs (nearly 400 of them never before published), beginning with his first composition and taking us through his splendid, nearly fifty-year-long career to the last songs he wrote for the 1964 film Kiss Me, Stupid. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Duets by Tony Bennett( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett returns with a new collection of superstar duets that includes collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, and Lady Gaga. Duets II also includes Bennett and Amy Winehouse performing Body and Soul
Porgy & Bess : highlights by George Gershwin( )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gershwin composed part of Porgy and Bess during the summer of 1934, living on an island near Charleston, where the opera takes place
Ken Burns jazz : the story of America's music by Ken Burns( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the PBS special Jazz, by filmmaker Ken Burns
The country girl by George Seaton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Elgin is an alcoholic actor and singer who gets a second change at stardom. His long suffering wife, Georgie, and their marriage is put to the test. Frank is desperate to make a come back and Bernie Dodd is the hotshot Broadway director in need of a "name" star for his new stage production. Georgie is both weary of her husband's weaknesses and Dodd's motives. When Georgie appears to be dragging Frank down, Bernie tries to force her to leave
Live in Paris by Diana Krall( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance in Paris full of romantic ballads and bossa novas
An American in Paris : a new musical : original Broadway cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the Academy Award winning film, this musical brings the romantic tale of an American soldier and beautiful French girl to the Broadway stage for the first time. Many Gershwin classics are featured here including I Got Rhythm
George and Ira Gershwin's Girl crazy by George Gershwin( Recording )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy for you : the new Gershwin musical comedy : original Broadway cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
American poetry : the twentieth century
American poetry : the twentieth centuryA star is bornFunny faceShall We DancePorgy and BessThe complete lyrics of Ira GershwinLyrics on several occasions : a selection of stage & screen lyrics written for sundry situations : and now arranged in arbitrary categories ; to which have been added many informative annotations & disquisitions on their why & wherefore, their whom-for, their how ; and matters associative
Alternative Names


Francis Arthur

Francis Arthur 1896-1983

Gershovitz, Israel

Gershovitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershowitz, Israel

Gershowitz, Israel 1896-1983

Gershvin, Aǐra

Gershvin, Aĭra 1896-1983

Gershvin, Arthur

Gershvin, Ira 1896-1983

Gershvin Israel

Gershvin, Israel 1896-1983


Gershwin I.

Gershwin, Ira

Gershwin, Ira, 1898-1937

Gershwin, Ira Arthur Francis

Gershwin, Isidore 1896-1983

Gershwin, Israel 1896-1983

I. Gershwin

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin 1896-1983

Ira Gershwin American lyricist

Ira Gershwin americký textař

Ira Gershwin Amerikaans schrijver

Ira Gershwin amerikansk sangtekstforfatter

Ira Gershwin letrista americano

Ira Gershwin librettista e paroliere statunitense

Ira Gershwin liriceoir Meiriceánach

Ira Gershwin US-amerikanischer Liedtexter und Librettist

Айра Гершвин

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Гершвин Айра

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거쉬윈, 아이라 1896-1983

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거슈위츠, 이스라엘 1896-1983

아이라 거쉬윈 1896-1983

아이라 거쉰 1896-1983



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