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The Fascinating Rhythm of George Gershwin
He was a child of the Jazz Age. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he
grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and served an apprenticeship in Tin Pan
Alley. He wrote music for Vaudeville acts, the musical comedy stage, the
concert hall, and the Hollywood lot. And in the process, he created
something few composers can claim--a new kind of music.
This week Think Tank looks at the extraordinary life and phenomenal music of American composer George Gershwin.
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actor, composer, playwright and concert pianist, and star of the one-man show "George Gershwin Alone"
Originally Aired: 9/20/2001
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