Irving Berlin

Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter
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Born: 05/11/1888 in Russia

Filmography

Music (179)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

("Cheek To Cheek") (Song)

And So it Goes 2014 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

("Everybody Knew But Me") (Song)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

("Let's Face the Music and Dance") (Song)

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

("What'll I Do?") (Song)

The Unknown Known: The Life And Times Of Donald Rumsfeld 2014 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

The Call 2013 (Movie)

("Puttin' On The Ritz") (Song)

Friends With Kids 2012 (Movie)

("I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm") (Song)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

The Master 2012 (Movie)

("Get Thee Behind Me Satan") (Song)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Arthur Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

("Heat Wave") (Song)

For Colored Girls 2010 (Movie)

("All Day Long (Blue Skies)") (Song)

Red 2010 (Movie)

("Remember") (Song)

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

("I Love A Piano") (Song)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

("Cheek To Cheek") (Song)

My Life in Ruins 2009 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

Expired 2008 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

("White Christmas" (The Declan Crawls Mix!)) (Song)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

("A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody") (Song)

Gray Matters 2007 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Anything You Can Do") (Song)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("The Girl That I Marry") (Song)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

"They Say It's Wonderful" (Song)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("How Deep is the Ocean") (Song)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'Cheek To Cheek' (Composer)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

("Any Bonds Today?") (Song)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2006 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005 (Movie)

("I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm") (Song)

Prime 2005 (Movie)

("Isn't This a Lovely Day") (Song)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

The Polar Express 2004 (Movie)

(White Christmas) (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("Steppin' Out With My Baby") (Song)

Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 (Movie)

("Alexander's Ragtime Band") (Song)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("What'll I Do") (Song)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

("Cheek To Cheek") (Song)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

Rollerball 2002 (Movie)

("God Bless American") (Song)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

("What'll I Do?") (Song)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

(What'll I Do?) (Song Performer)

Diana Krall and Michael Feinstein 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

("They Say It's Wonderful") (Song)

Kitty Carlisle Hart: My Broadway Memories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

("No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)" "Cheek to Cheek" "Let's Face the Music and Dance" "There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

Snow Day 2000 (Movie)

("Heat Wave") (Song)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

songs("They Say It's Wonderful" "Steppin' Out With My Baby") (Song)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

("Puttin' On the Ritz") (Song)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

("I've Got Love to Keep Me Warm") (Song)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

The Sixth Happiness 1999 (Movie)

("Always" 'What'll I Do") (Song)

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

("God Bless America") (Song)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

Meet Joe Black 1998 (Movie)

songs("Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" "Let's Face the Music and Dance" "Isn't This a Lovely Day" "Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

Breaking Up 1997 (Movie)

("They Say It's Wonderful") (Song)

For Richer Or Poorer 1997 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

("Alexnder's Ragtime Band") (Music)

Underworld 1997 (Movie)

("Anything You Can Do") (Song)

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

("Putting on the Ritz") (Music)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

("All Alone") (Song)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

words and music("Check to Check" (Irving Berlin Music Company)) (Music)

Blue Skies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Les Miserables 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Miserables 1995 (Movie)

music composer("Cheek to Cheek") (Composer)

Michael Feinstein: Sing a Song of Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Baby's Day Out 1994 (Movie)

("This is the Army, Mr. Jones") (Song)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

songs("Now It Can be Told" "Always") (Song)

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

("What'll I Do") (Song)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

songs("Shakin' the Blues Away" from "Easter Parade") (Song)

The Santa Clause 1994 (Movie)

("White Christmas") (Song)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Song)

Diamonds on the Silver Screen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

Grumpy Old Men 1993 (Movie)

("Heat Wave") (Song)

The Long Day Closes 1993 (Movie)

music composer("When I Leave the World Behind" "We're a Couple of Swells") (Composer)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

("Top Hat, White Tie and Tails") (Song)

A Stranger Among Us 1992 (Movie)

("Change Partners") (Song)

Consenting Adults 1992 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Lyrics)

Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 (Movie)

("Blue Skies") (Music)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

("Top Hat, White Tie and Tails") (Song)

Michael Feinstein & Friends 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song

Noises Off 1992 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

("Back to Back") (Song)

The Butcher's Wife 1991 (Movie)

("What'll I Do") (Song)

The Fred Astaire Songbook 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

The I Love America Concert 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

("I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm") (Song)

The House I Live In 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

("Puttin' on the Ritz") (Song)

Communion, A True Story 1989 (Movie)

("Puttin' on the Ritz") (Song)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

("This Year's Kisses") (Song)

Irving Berlin: The Voice of the City 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Tap 1989 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

("Say It Isn't So") (Song)

Biloxi Blues 1988 (Movie)

("Marie") (Song)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

("Puttin' on the Ritz") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Forbidden City U.S.A 1988 (Movie)

("Alexander's Ragtime Band") (Song)

Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

Tony Bennett 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

A Christmas at Pops 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Evening at Pops (08/15/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

September 1987 (Movie)

("What'll I Do") (Song)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

("The Girl That I Marry") (Song)

Before Stonewall 1986 (Movie)

("This Is the Army") (Song)

Death of a Soldier 1986 (Movie)

("It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow") (Song)

Son of the Not-So-Great Moments in Sports 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song

The All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song

The Golden Child 1986 (Movie)

("Puttin' on the Ritz") (Song)

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 (Movie)

("Cheek to Cheek") (Song)

Le Bal 1984 (Movie)

("Top Hat" "Let's Face the Music and Dance") (Song)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

("God Bless America") (Song)

The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 (Movie)

("God Bless America") (Song)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

("Let's Face the Music and Dance") (Song)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

("There's No Business Like Show Business") (Song)

Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Song

The First Christmas Snow 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Song

Diaries, Notes & Sketches - Volume 1, Reels 1-6: Lost Lost Lost 1974 (Movie)

lyrics("How Deep Is the Ocean") (Theme Lyrics)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

("All Of My Life") (Song)

A Sense of Loss 1971 (Movie)

("Waiting at the End of the Road") (Song)

Sayonara 1957 (Movie)

title song (Song)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

songs("When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam" "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee" "Play A Simple Melody" "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It" "You'd Be Surprised" "A Sailor's Not A Sailor" "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" "Lazy" "If You (Song)

White Christmas 1954 (Movie)

Songs("Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" "White Christmas" "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me" "Choreography" "What Can You Do With a General?" "Mandy" "The Minstrel Show" "Sisters" "Heat Wave" "Bl (Song)

Call Me Madam 1953 (Movie)

songs("It's A Lovely Day Today" "You're Just In Love" "Marrying For Love" "The Ocarina") (Song)

Call Me Madam 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Music)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Louisiana Purchase 1940 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Second Fiddle 1938 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Alexander's Ragtime Band 1937 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Carefree 1937 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Top Hat 1934 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Coquette 1928 (Movie)

(Music)

Andrew Jenks, Room 335 (TV Show)

Composer

Annie Get Your Gun (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Blue Skies (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Follow the Fleet (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Glorifying the American Girl (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Hallelujah! (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Holiday Inn (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Mammy (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

On the Avenue (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

On the Avenue (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Pardon Us (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Prancer Returns (TV Show)

Song

Puttin' on the Ritz (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Puttin' on the Ritz (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Big City (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Late Shift (TV Show)

Song
Writer (4)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(From Story)

Blue Skies (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Mammy (Movie)

(Play Author)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

(Play Author)
Actor (2)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Relationships

Leah Baline

Mother

Ethel Robinson

Sister

Gussie Baline

Sister

Ruth Kahn

Sister

Sophie Liebster

Sister

Moses Baline

Father

Ben Baline

Brother

Sarah Baline

Sister
died in 1935 in apparent suicide

Elizabeth Berlin

Daughter
born on June 16, 1936

Linda Berlin

Daughter
born on February 1932

Mary Berlin

Daughter
born on November 26, 1926 wrote memoir about her father

Irving Berlin

Son
born on December 1, 1928 died at aged three weeks on December 25, 1928

Dorothy Goetz

Wife
Her death from typhoid fever five months after their February 1912 marriage inspired Berlin to write "When I Lost You"

Ellin Mackay

Wife
Married on January 4, 1926 until her death July 1988

Milestones

1946

Composes music for "Annie Get Your Gun"

1941

First stage musical as producer, "This Is the Army" (written for US Army Emergency Relief Fund); also produced film version with Warner Bros. (1943)

1938

Unveils America's second national anthem, "God Bless America"

1935

Wrote first original film musical, "Top Hat"

1927

First song used in films, "Blue Skies," sung by Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer"

1921

Opens his own Music Box Theater

1919

Formed Irving Berlin Music Corp.

1911

Had first hit song, "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

1907

First song published, "Marie from Sunny Italy" (earned him 37 cents in royalties)

1893

Immigrated to the United States

Served as sergeant in the infantry during WWI

Bonus Trivia

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Began using the name Irving Berlin after a printer's error for his first song credited him as I. Berlin (instead of Baline).

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Berlin, who never learned to read or write music and was only able to compose in F sharp, was once quoted as saying (after being told that the more money he made the more in taxes he would have to pay) "You don't understand. I came to this country from Russia, and look what's happened to me. The country has been wonderful to me. I love this country. I love to pay taxes." Backing his words with action, Berlin gave the government the royalties from "This Is the Army," a total of about ten million dollars. (He also donated the rights to "God Bless America" to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.)

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Berlin has the distinction of being the only individual ever to present himself with an Oscar. He was selected to name the winner of the Best Song award and had to inform the audience that the winner was "White Christmas", written by Irving Berlin.

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Over the course of his Hollywood career, Berlin received nine Academy Award nominations; seven in the Best Song category and two in the Best Screenwriting category.

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He received the Congressional Gold Medal for the song "God Bless America" in 1954/55.

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Received the Medal of Merit for the song "This is the Army"

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Awarded French Legion of Honor.

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Berlin was a Freemason, and was a member of Munn Lodge #190, New York City, the Scottish Rite Valley of New York City, and Mecca Shrine Temple.

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Irving's last public appearance came in 1988 when he attended his 100th birthday celebrations at Carnegie Hall.

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Berlin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994, five years after his death.

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On September 11, 2001, members of the House of Representatives stood on the steps of the Capitol and solemnly sang "God Bless America" together as a mark of respect.

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