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Israeli classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the 20th century's premier musicians, despite having lost the use of his legs at age 4 due to polio.
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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 31, 1945, Itzhak Perlman is widely acknowledged as the reigning violin virtuoso of the 20th century. Tragically, at the age of 4, Perlman lost the use of his legs due to polio. Later, he studied at the Juilliard School in New York City with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, quickly becoming a well-known musician. In addition to playing in concert, Perlman has performed a number of music scores, including Schindler's List and Memoirs of a Geisha. Today, he's regarded as one of the premier musicians of the 20th century.
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