May 11, 1888 Tyumen Tyumenskaya Oblast', Russian Federation
Sep. 22, 1989 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA
Composer. While other composers could lay claim to symbolize American popular music, it is likely that most Americans would think first of Irving Berlin. Coming from very humble beginnings, he penned some of the greatest and most memorable songs in American history. From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "God Bless America" to "White Christmas," he left a legacy of music.