How old was George Gershwin when he died?
George Gershwin, born Jacob Gershvin, is one of the most influential and well-known American composers of all time.
He primarily composed for the Broadway musical theatre, but his orchestral and piano compositions are also noteworthy.
Gershwin was born in Russia to Russian Jewish immigrants
Despite the fact that his family and friends were not musical, Gershwin developed an early interest in music.
George Gershwin, the celebrated composer of "Rhapsody in Blue," turns 120 on Wednesday.
His death was most likely caused by glioblastoma, the same type of brain cancer that killed Senators Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.
Throughout much of this ordeal, Gershwin's medical history was hazy and frustrating.
However, while performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on February 11, 1937, Gershwin lost consciousness for 10 to 20 seconds.
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