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About Arthur Gershwin
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Arthur Gershwin (March 14, 1900 in New York, New York - November 19, 1981 in New York, New York) was a composer and the third child in the Gershwin family. He was not a professional musician, however, and made his living as a stockbroker.
He composed the two-act musical A Lady Says Yes (1945) which is set in 1545 and 1945 and takes place in Venice, Washington D.C. and China.  It ran on Broadway from Jan 10, 1945 to Mar 25, 1945 at the Broadhurst Theatre and had 87 performances. 
His song Invitation to the Blues with lyrics by Doris Fisher, was used in the ﬁlm Tootsie (1982) and has been recorded by Julie London. 
His grandson Todd Gershwin is a trustee of George and Ira's estate.
The birth order was: Ira, George, Arthur, then Frances Gershwin.
Arthur said in a 1972 interview with Robert Kimball and Alfred Simon that when he was a child, he was George's pal and went around with him more than Ira did. 
Frances said of Arthur that he played by ear and "his rhythm wasn't that great." She used to tease him. "He was really very funny - he was the funny one of the family ... a natural comedian." "When [the other brothers] introduced him, he would say, 'Yes, I'm the unknown Gershwin.' "
George wrote in one of his last letters to his mother (May 19, 1937), "How is brother Arthur these days? I am glad to hear that he is writing a lot of tunes and I hope that he can find a market for some of them." 
Arthur is buried in Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. 
1. ^ a b Vivian Perlis, Libby Van Cleve (2005) Composer's voices from Ives to Ellington, Yale University Press
2. ^ a b c The non-bloggish blog
3. ^ Internet Broadway Database 
4. ^ Los Angeles Times (August 16, 2010) Randy Lewis, "Brian Wilson waxes rhapsodic on Gershwin".
5. ^ Robert Kimball and Alfred Simon (1973) The Gershwins, Atheneum, New York
6. ^ Find a Grave
* Photograph of Arthur Gershwin 
* Arthur Gershwin at the Internet Broadway Database
* Short obituary