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Irving Berlin

Irving BerlinAKA Israel Baline

Born: 11-May-1888
Birthplace: Mogilyov, Belarus
Died: 22-Sep-1989
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White Christmas, God Bless America

Military service: US Army (1918-19)

Father: Moses Baline (d. 1896)
Mother: Leah Lipkin
Wife: Dorothy Goetz (m. 13-Feb-1913, d. 1913 typhoid fever)
Wife: Ellin Mackay (Comstock Lode heiress, m. 4-Jan-1926, d. 29-Jul-1988, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Mary Ellin Burden (b. 25-Nov-1926)
Son: Irving, Jr. (b. 1-Dec-1928, d. 25-Dec-1928)
Daughter: Linda Louise Emmet (b. 21-Feb-1932)
Daughter: Elizabeth Iris (b. 16-Jun-1936)

    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1943 for "White Christmas"
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970
    Congressional Gold Medal
    Silver Buffalo 1948
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon per 13-Dec-2002 Jewish Telegraphic Agency article
    Risk Factors: Depression

    New York: A Documentary Film (14-Nov-1999) · Himself

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