Gender
Male
Born
Dec 06, 1896
New York, New York, USA
Died
Aug 17, 1983
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Composer Writer Lyricist Other
Also Known As
Arthur Francis [Pseudonym]
Israel Gershvin [Birthname]
Relations
Brother of
George Gershwin
Husband of
Leonore Gershwin (1926 - 1983) his death
Godfather of
Liza Minnelli
An American in Paris (Apr 12, 2015 - Oct 09, 2016)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
A Night with Janis Joplin (Oct 10, 2013 - Feb 09, 2014)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Jan 12, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Come Fly Away (Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010)
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
MusicalDanceOriginal
Lovemusik (May 03, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalDramaOriginal
Never Gonna Dance (Dec 04, 2003 - Feb 15, 2004)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Feb 21, 2002 - May 26, 2002)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
SpecialSolo Play with musicOriginal
George Gershwin Alone (Apr 30, 2001 - Jul 22, 2001)
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
PlayPlay with music Solo One ActOriginal
The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm (Apr 25, 1999 - May 09, 1999)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Crazy For You (Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Oh, Kay! (Nov 01, 1990 - Apr 14, 1991)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalAll Black CastRevival
Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (Jan 23, 1986 - Feb 02, 1986)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
My One And Only (May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • The score includes music from "Funny Face" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • For his generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Apr 07, 1983 - May 15, 1983)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
A Kurt Weill Cabaret (Nov 05, 1979 - Jun 01, 1980)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
The 1940's Radio Hour (Oct 07, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Sep 25, 1976 - Jan 09, 1977)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • The Producers wish to express their gratitude for the assistance, advice and confidence of Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Mr. Wonderful (Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957)
  • Featuring songs by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
At Home With Ethel Waters (Sep 22, 1953 - Oct 10, 1953)
  • Lyrics for "Lady Be Good" by Ira Gershwin
SpecialRevueOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Mar 10, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Of Thee I Sing (May 05, 1952 - Jul 05, 1952)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyRevival
Park Avenue (Nov 04, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Firebrand of Florence (Mar 22, 1945 - Apr 28, 1945)
  • Book by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Feb 07, 1944 - Apr 08, 1944)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Lady in the Dark (Feb 27, 1943 - May 15, 1943)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevival
Porgy and Bess (Jan 22, 1942 - Sep 26, 1942)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Lady in the Dark (Jan 23, 1941 - May 30, 1942)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Show is On (Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937)
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Show is On (Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937)
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 19, 1936)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (Jan 30, 1936 - May 09, 1936)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Oct 10, 1935 - Jan 25, 1936)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaOriginal
Thumbs Up! (Dec 27, 1934 - May 11, 1935)
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Life Begins at 8:40 (Aug 27, 1934 - Mar 16, 1935)
  • Sketches by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Let 'Em Eat Cake (Oct 21, 1933 - Jan 06, 1934)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Of Thee I Sing (May 15, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyRevival
Pardon My English (Jan 20, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Of Thee I Sing (Dec 26, 1931 - Jan 14, 1933)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Shoot the Works (Jul 21, 1931 - Oct 03, 1931)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sweet and Low (Nov 17, 1930 - Apr 1931)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Girl Crazy (Oct 14, 1930 - Jun 06, 1931)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Garrick Gaieties (Jun 04, 1930 - Oct 08, 1930)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueRevival
Strike Up the Band (Jan 14, 1930 - Jun 28, 1930)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Show Girl (Jul 02, 1929 - Oct 05, 1929)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Treasure Girl (Nov 08, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Rosalie (Jan 10, 1928 - Oct 27, 1928)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Oh, Kay! (Jan 02, 1928 - Jan 14, 1928)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyRevival
Funny Face (Nov 22, 1927 - Jun 23, 1928)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Oh, Kay! (Nov 08, 1926 - Jun 1927)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Americana (Jul 26, 1926 - Feb 1927)
  • Additional numbers by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Tip-Toes (Dec 28, 1925 - Jun 12, 1926)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Captain Jinks (Sep 08, 1925 - Jan 30, 1926)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Tell Me More (Apr 13, 1925 - Jul 11, 1925)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Lady, Be Good! (Dec 01, 1924 - Sep 12, 1925)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Be Yourself (Sep 03, 1924 - Nov 22, 1924)
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Nifties of 1923 (Sep 25, 1923 - Nov 03, 1923)
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
MusicalRevueOriginal
Little Miss Bluebeard (Aug 28, 1923 - Jan 26, 1924)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Arthur Francis
PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
Molly Darling (Sep 01, 1922 - Nov 25, 1922)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Arthur Francis
MusicalComedyOriginal
George White's Scandals [1922] (Aug 28, 1922 - Nov 11, 1922)
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
MusicalRevueOriginal
For Goodness Sake (Feb 21, 1922 - May 20, 1922)
  • Additional lyrics by Arthur Francis
MusicalComedyOriginal
Two Little Girls in Blue (May 03, 1921 - Aug 27, 1921)
  • Lyrics by Arthur Francis
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Sweetheart Shop (Aug 31, 1920 - Oct 16, 1920)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ladies First (Oct 24, 1918 - Mar 15, 1919)
  • Additional lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalPlayOriginal
A Night with Janis Joplin (Nov 03, 2017 - Oct 28, 2018)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
An American in Paris (Oct 14, 2016 - Jul 01, 2018)
  • Music by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
A Night with Janis Joplin (Feb 09, 2016 - Apr 24, 2016)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOriginal
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Nov 12, 2013 - Jul 20, 2014)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalOperaRevival
Crazy For You (May 11, 1993 - Aug 06, 1995)
  • Music by Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal
My One And Only (Mar 08, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986)
  • Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • For his support and help, the producers, with affection and gratitude, acknowledge Ira Gershwin
MusicalComedyOriginal

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1932 | Winner  | Of Thee I Sing
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

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