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Irving Berlin (I) (1888–1989)

Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools. His earliest musical education was from his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Alexander's Ragtime Band Music Department
Blue Skies Writer
Holiday Inn Music Department


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 2021 Chilly Gonzales: White Christmas (Music Video)
 2021 You Can't Get a Man with a Gun (Music Video)
 2020 Christmas in Vienna (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
 2020 Bing Crosby: White Christmas (Music Video)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.23 (2020) ... (music)
 2019 Ni tanto ni tan poco (Short) (background music)
 2018 Birth Pangs (Short) (original music by)
 2016-2017 Birds of a Feather (TV Series) (composer - 9 episodes)
- The House for the Rising Sons (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- There's a Girl in My Souk (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Forever Young (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blonde on Blonde (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Abandoned Love (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 2017 Say It with Music (Short) (composer: original arrangement)
 2015 Berklee College of Music: Holiday Medley (Video short) (stock music)
 2014 New World Symphony Wallcast(TM) Concert 11 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 13 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 15 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2007 Billy Idol: White Christmas (Music Video)
 2005 Rod Stewart: Blue Skies (Music Video)
 2001 Green Dragon (composer: song "White Christmas")
 1997 The Truce (composer: song "Cheek to Cheek")
 1996 Lovely Day (Short) (music)
 1996 Michael Bolton: White Christmas (Music Video)
 1994 Blue Skies (TV Series) (composer - 9 episodes)
- The Girl, Bull and the Amenite Hat (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Kiss Is Just a Mess (1994) ... (composer: theme music: "Blue Skies")
- Cat's in the Bag (1994) ... (composer: theme music: "Blue Skies")
- If You Knew Daddy Like I Know Daddy (1994) ... (composer: theme music: "Blue Skies")
- A Hatful of Pain (1994) ... (composer: theme music: "Blue Skies")
 1991 Top of the Heap (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Agony and the Agony (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (Video short) (composer: song "White Christmas")
 1980 Song by Song (TV Series) (songs by - 1 episode)
- By Irving Berlin (1980) ... (songs by)
 1975 The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (TV Movie) (composer: song "White Christmas")
 1972 The Valachi Papers (composer: song "Cheek to Cheek")
 1965 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1957 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) (lyricist)
 1956 Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series) (featuring the music of - 1 episode)
- B (1956) ... (featuring the music of)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (composer: theme music)
 1953 Philharmaniacs (Short) (composer: song "Alexander's Ragtime Band")
 1951 Sing Again of Michigan (Short) (composer: song "I Want to Go Back to Michigan Down on the Farm")
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (songs - 1 episode)
- Louisiana Purchase (1951) ... (songs)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (music and lyrics by)
 1948 Easter Parade (lyrics and music by)
 1942 Holiday Inn (lyrics and music by)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (the song "Always" by)
 1938 Carefree (lyrics and music by)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band (lyrics and music by)
 1937 On the Avenue (music and lyrics by)
 1936 Follow the Fleet (lyrics and music by)
 1935 Top Hat (lyrics and music by)
 1934 The Live Ghost (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1931 Pardon Us (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (music and lyrics by)
 1929 The Cocoanuts (music and lyrics by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1/18/17-6/2/17) Stage: Wrote (w/Blanche Merrill) music / lyrics for "Dance and Grow Thin" on Broadway. Musical revue. Directed by Leon Errol. Cocoanut Grove Theatre; 117 performances. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »


Ellin Blanca Mackay  (her death)  (4 children) | See more »


Moses Berlin | Leah Lipkin Baline

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Never hate a song that's sold a half million copies See more »


Passed away from natural causes at age 101. See more »

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