Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989) was an American musician (born a Russian Jew). He is best known for composing some of America's most famous songs, and as a prolific songwriter (over 3,000 songs, e.g. "God Bless America", "White Christmas", "Anything You Can Do", "Any Bonds Today?", "I Like Ike", "Easter Parade").
He won the Academy Award for Best Music in an Original Song.