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Also Known As: Irwin Hochberg, Edgar Y Harburg, E Y Harburg, Ey Harburg, E Y Harburg (Yip), Yip Harburg, Yip Harburg Died: March 5, 1981
Born: April 8, 1896 Cause of Death: heart attack while driving
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: lyricist, librettist, businessman, poet

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Wrote poetry while working in business in the 1920s
1929:
Debut as songwriter, wrote lyrics to songs by Jay Gorney; wrote for "The Ever Ready Radio Hour"
1929:
First song in a Broadway show, "Earl Carroll's Sketchbook"
1929:
Wrote first songs for features (with Gorney), "What I Wouldn't Do For That Man" for Helen Morgan in "Applause" and "It Can't Go On Like This" also for Morgan in "Road House Nights"
1930:
First hit song, "I'm Yours"
1932:
Wrote "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" with Gorney
1932:
Began collaborating with composer Harold Arlen; over the course of their collaboration, they would write 111 songs
1940:
First collaboration with composer Burton Lane
1947:
"Finian's Rainbow" opened on Broadway
1950:
Blacklisted while working on feature musical "Huckleberry Finn" with music by Lane
1951:
Returned to Broadway with "Flahooley"
1962:
Returned to features after being blacklisted; wrote lyrics to Arlen's music for animated feature "Gay Purr-ee"
1968:
Final Broadway show, "Darling of the Day"
1971:
Last stage musical "The Children's Crusade" opened at University of Vermont
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Education

P S 64: New York , New York -
Townsend Harris Hall: New York , New York -
City College of New York: New York , New York - 1917

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wife:
Alice Richmond. Married 1923; divorced.
wife:
Edelaine Gorney. Silent screen actor. Married 1943; previously married to Jay Gorney who wrote songs with Harburg.

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son:
Ernest Harburg.
daughter:
Margaret Harburg.

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"Rhymes for the Irreverent" Grossman
"At This Point in Rhyme" Crown
"Who Put the Rainbow in 'The Wizard of Oz'?: Yip Harburgh, Lyricist" University of Michigan Press

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