Edgar Yipsel Harburg, known as Yip Harburg, was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many of the most famous composers of the 20th century, including George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne and Burton Lane. His best-known songs, apart from those in The Wizard of Oz, include the perennial standards ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’, ‘April in Paris’ and ‘It’s Only Paper Moon’. Broadway musicals include Bloomer Girl, Finian’s Rainbow, Flahooley, Jamaica and Darling of the Day. Films include Gold Diggers of 1937, At the Circus, Cabin in the Sky and the animated film Gay-Purree. He won an Oscar for the song, ‘Over the Rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz.