Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershovitz; 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 in the English language of the 20th century.
Nel 2007 la Library of Congress ha stabilito che il loro Premio per la canzone popolare fosse intitolato a George e Ira Gershwin. Riconoscendo i profondi effetti della musica popolare sulla cultura, il premio è consegnato ogni anno a chi, nel corso della vita, si avvicini, raggiunga o superi gli standard di eccellenza in questo campo rappresentati dai fratelli Gershwin.
George Gershwin – Mensch und Werk. Der Morgen, Berlin, 1965 (Druckhaus Aufwärts, Leipzig III/18/20 A-660/65). Robert Kimball, Alfred Simon: The Gershwins. Atheneum, New York 1973. Lawrence D. Stewart, Edward Jablonski: The Gershwin Years. George and Ira. Zweite revidierte Auflage. New York 1973. Alan Kendall: George Gershwin.
In 1936 verhuisde Gershwin, samen met Ira en Leonore, naar Beverly Hills, omdat hij van RKO opdracht kreeg een paar filmmusicals te maken: Shall We Dance en A Damsel in Distress. Hij werd in Beverly Hills buurman van Arnold Schönberg met wie hij een heel vriendschappelijke band onderhield, ze kwamen bij elkaar over de vloer, tennisten vaak en kletsten met wederzijds respect over muziek. 
14/05/2014 · George Gershwin was one of the most significant American composers of ... Gershwin began his foray into music at age 11 when his family bought a secondhand piano for Gershwin’s older sibling, Ira.
17/05/2022 · According to a press release, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honors living musical artists whose contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations of musicians.
Rhapsody in Blue: Directed by Irving Rapper. With Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn. George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.