• Born date: 1896-12-06
  • Born in: New York city
  • Death date: 1983-08-17
  • Death in: Beverly Hills, California
Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin (December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me".