Irving Berlin Report.

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Irving Berlin is a famous musician. This essay will talk about him and his life. Berlin is one of the most popular and famous musicians during the World Wars.

Irving Berlin was born in Russia in 1888. His real name is Israel Buline and he was a self-taught musician. This shows that he was a very smart man. With these remarks, it's obvious he knows a lot about music. From 1910 to the early 1930's he wrote songs for many Broadway musicals. One of his very popular films, a film in 1943, included president Ronald Reagan in the cast. Berlin was a very well known man to have a president in his show. Irving Berlin was one of the most successful musicians of his time.

Irving Berlin wrote many popular songs. One of his songs he wrote during the war was "This Is The Army Mr. Jones" which he wrote in 1942.

The song talks about a wealthy man called Mr. Jones and also Mr. Green. This song also talks about the misfortunes of the army. Berlin wrote the original version of "God Bless America" in the summer of 1918 at Camp Upton, located in Yaphank, Long Island. The song was modified into the song we know of today. This song is probably the most popular song about the United States of America today. Irving Berlin is not recognized as the author of the "God Bless America" song probably because it was rewrote by a different person.

Irving Berlin wrote his first successful song when he was only about 22 years old which was very intelligent for him in that time. The song was called "Alexander's Ragtime Band". Irving Berlin died in 1989 at about 101 years old.