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Irving Berlin artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

February 2, 2010 Hear about the clever craft behind Irving Berlin's song, written for the 1935 film Top Hat.

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Composer Irving Berlin, circa 1918.

March 20, 2000 Susan Stamberg reports on the story behind Irving Berlin's hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

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Discover Songs

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

February 2, 2010 Hear about the clever craft behind Irving Berlin's song, written for the 1935 film Top Hat.

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Composer Irving Berlin.

December 25, 2000 Irving Berlin's hit "White Christmas" remains one of the world's most beloved Christmas songs.

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More Stories

American composer Irving Berlin sings his song "God Bless America" in front of Boy Scouts troop members and spectators gathered at a tent in Monticello, New York in 1940. Instead of collecting royalties from "God Bless America," Berlin created a fund that collected and distributed them to the Boy and Girl Scouts.

September 2, 2013 A new book explores the evolution and co-option of Irving Berlin's enduring song.

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