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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer of both jazz and classical music remembered mainly for creating Rhapsody in Blue, best known nowadays 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." He composed the music for Pulitzer Prize-winning play Of Thee I Sing.


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