gershwin http://wwno.org en A Gershwin Biopic That Ain't Necessarily So True http://wwno.org/post/gershwin-biopic-aint-necessarily-so-true The movie <em>Rhapsody in Blue, </em>a biography of George Gershwin, was released only eight years after his death from a brain tumor at the age of 38. It's a good subject: Gershwin wrote some of the best popular songs ever produced in this country, but he also had ambitions to be a serious classical composer and wrote symphonic music, concertos and an opera — all of which are still performed.<p>He's played by Robert Alda, the matinee-idol father of <em>M*A*S*H</em>'s Alan Alda, who went on to star in the original Broadway production of <em>Guys and Dolls. Fri, 04 May 2012 15:23:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 10236 at http://wwno.org