Israel Baline


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United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)

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Israel Baline, by nowIrving Berlin, had his first real success in 1910 with Alexender'sRagtime Band, bringing his earnings in three years to pounds 60,000.
Born Israel Baline in Russia, he came to America at age five and quickly fell in love with the country.
Every time I see Christian fundamentalists holding up a sign that says "God Bless America," I wonder if they know that song was actually written by a Jewish immigrant named Israel Baline, who later became Irving Berlin.
Berlin was born Israel Baline May 11, 1888, in Mohilev, Russia; The family eventually moved to America, where they settled on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Walk On By also explores the surprising influence of Tsarist Russia on the Broadway musical, for among the Jewish families who sought refuge in America were the Gershovitzes (George Gershwin), the Levy's (Richard Rogers) and the five-year-old Israel Baline (Irving Berlin).
One of the greatest American songwriters was Irving Berlin (born Israel Baline, in Western Siberia, in 1888).
Born in Russia as Israel Baline, Berlin came to the United States in 1893.
He left school at the age of eight when his father died, and young Israel Baline had to earn money to help his family.
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