Irving Berlin and Al Jolson golfing 1929 Cool Irving Berlin fact: Refusing to make money off his deep-seated patriotism, Berlin donated all the royalties from "God Bless America" (just another little ditty he penned) to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Girls
Irving Berlin - Composer who came from very humble beginnings. He composed 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. He died on Sept 22, 1989 at the age of 101.
Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garlands best-known songs, such as Steppin Out With My Baby and Were a Couple of Swells.