Irving Berlin was a celebrated Russian-born American songwriter regarded as one of the greatest American songwriters of all time. In a career that lasted over half a century, he composed in the region of 1,500 songs. Some of his most famous songs include White Christmas, God Bless America and Easter Parade.
His first marriage was to Dorothy Goetz in 1912. The marriage ended that same year with Dorothy's death from typhoid. His second marriage was to Ellin Mackay in 1926. The marriage produced four children and lasted for 63 years.
Throughout his career, he amassed numerous awards, including a Congressional Gold Medal and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1977, U.S. President Gerald Ford honored him with the highly prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, members of the United States Congress came together and passionately sang his American patriotic song God Bless America.
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.Irving Berlin
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.Irving Berlin
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.Irving Berlin
was a famous American composer,
who was born on
May 11, 1888. As a person born on this date, Irving Berlin is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 11) and the 8th most popular for the year (1888).
People born on May 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Irving Berlin is the 559th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Irving Berlin's birthday, Irving Berlin is the 3662nd most famous American.
In general, Irving Berlin ranks as the 6727th
most popular famous person, and the 39th most popular songwriter / composer of all time.
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