Israel Beilin was born in the Russian Empire back in 1888 to Moses and Lena. In 1893, the family arrived at Ellis Island. The family settled in a three-room tenement on Cherry Street. His father worked in a kosher meant market. He quit school when he was eight, helping to support his family becoming a newspaper boy.
Working the Bowery, he was exposed to the music and sounds coming from the saloons, at times he would sing some of the songs he had heard. He joined with others who went to saloons on the Bowery and sang to customers. He tried his skill on writing a son, which earned him 37 cents in royalties. He rose as a songwriter in Tin Pan Alley and Broadway. He continued to write songs which earned his praises.
While you may not know Israel Beilin, you surely have heard of his stage name Irving Berlin? He took that name from a mistake from one of his songs “Marie From Sunny Italy.” Where is published that song including the spelling of his name as “I. Berlin. His most famous songs were “Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Puttin on the Ritz, Easter Parade, White Christmas, and There’s No Business Like Show Business”, to name a few.
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