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George Gershwin was one of the most widely remembered composers in America Gershwins style of jazz was one all on its ownNaturally he was born in America but his roots grew from St Petersburg Russia Charles OsbornePage 136 In the late 1800s Morris and Rose Gershwin immigrated to the USA Page1 Georges parents were married in 1895 Charles OsbornePage 136 Georges father Morris Gershwin was originally Gershovitz but changed to Gershvin after his emigration Page 1 George had moved at least 28 times before he was 18 The reason for this was because his father always wanted to be near the family business Morris was an entrepreneur who had many jobs Page 1George had three siblings who consisted of Ira Arthur and Frances His eldest brother Ira Israel he was born on December 8 1896 Charles OsbornePage 136 Also was his younger brother Arthur who was born 2 years after George Page 1 Frances was Georges only sister who was born on December 6 1906 Charles Osborne Page 136George was not a very good student his grades were poor and he misbehaved a lot Page 1 George had notes sent home from teachers but got the neighbors to sign for him Page 1 Once he even got Ira to pose as his dad Page 2 In 1912 he was sent to the High school of Commerce to become an accountant since he was decent in math Page 2 At the age of 15 in May 1914 George dropped out of school to become a Tin Pin Alley song plunger Terry TeachoutPage 4 Charles OsbornePage 136Christened Jacob Gershvin later changed to George Gershwin was born on September 26 1898 George was conceived in the family home in Brooklyn New York He was the second son to Morris and Pose Gershwin Page 1George was outgoing and did not like indoor activities like reading or music Page 1
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