George Gershwin (26 September 1898 –- 11 July 1937) was a composer of both jazz and classical music from the US remembered mainly for creating Rhapsody in Blue
, best known as the theme song of United Airlines. He's also known for the opera Porgy and Bess
, source of such famous songs as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."
Tropes present in Gershwin's life and work: