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Biography - Irving Berlin: An American Song (A&E DVD Archives)
Biography - Irving Berlin An American Song
A&E DVD Archives
Actor: Irving Berlin
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 40min

Though he was born in 1888 in Russia, he came to be synonymous with the music of his adopted homeland. In a career that spanned half a century, he penned some of the most recognizable and enduring songs of all time

     
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Actor: Irving Berlin
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Immigrant's Love of America
D. Bakish | New York City and Tucson, AZ | 03/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are so many wonderful stories of immigrants who struggled and overcame poverty to achieve greatness in some field. Irving Berlin's life experience is eloquently captured in this excellent biography. The Russian Jewish boy who left his impoverished Lower East Side New York family to avoid being a burden and became one of the greatest American composers of popular songs, songs like "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Easter Parade," "White Christmas," and "God Bless America," is the subject of a most inspiring story....There is only one minor correction I would make: the box of the A&E DVD says the running time is "approx. 100 mins.," when in fact the program runs about 87 minutes."
Biography-Iriving Berlin:An American Song
Penelope J. Parisi | 07/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An excellent video! It follows you from Russia to the streets of New York to Broadway to Hollywood telling you of the genius of this Song Writer of the Ages. It's 100 minutes of entertaining education!"
For the record...
Bruce Van Hoven | Boonton, NJ | 02/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I agree, Irving Berlin was a brilliant songwriter, and A&E always does a nice job with their biographies. But he didn't write "Yankee Doodle Dandy," as is written in another review- that was George M Cohan. For a wonderul portrayal of George M, get the movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy" starring Jimmy Cagney- and you thought he just did gangster movies..."
Biography-Irving Berlin: An American Song (A&E DVDArchives
S. R. Petix | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Comprehensive and interesting bio of America's Songwriter, especially to those interested in standard popular music, the style of which is generally no longer being produced, written or appreciated. As good as some of today's music is, can most people really easily hum or whistle any of the score of a "Phantom" or "Les Mis?""