Irving Berlin

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  • birth

    born Israel Baline in Eastern Russia on May 11, 1888. His family moved to New York in 1893 to escape the pogroms in Russia. His first published hit was "Marie From Sunny Italy." His successes continued for two years.
  • Period: to

    irving berlin

    died at the age of 101
  • first compositions

    first compositions
    In 1911 berlin had made “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”. It was one of his most listened to compositions. He also came out with “Marie of Sunny Italy” and “God Bless America”.
  • marrage

    Berlin was married for only a year to Dorothy Goetz, who died from typhoid contracted while on their honeymoon in Cuba in 1913.He married Ellin Mackay in 1926, who was the daughter of Clarence Mckay, president of Postal Telegraph Company. The Berlins had three daughters.
  • most famous work

    most famous work
    On Armistice Day, 1938, he introduced "God Bless America,"
  • awards

    awards
    1942, he won the
    Academy Award for best song for his “White Christmas”, also winning the Mabel Mercer Award in 1988.