George Gershwin stamp art, 1973
Illustrator: Mark English
George Gershwin was one of America’s greatest Broadway writers, orchestral composers, and popular songwriters. His satirical play Let Them Eat Cake was the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize. Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s greatest Broadway play, was widely regarded as America’s first folk opera.
Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection