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George M. Cohan (1878–1942)


American composer, librettist, actor, dancer, author, director, and producer on the stage. Started his career in his family vaudeville shows, came to Broadway at the beginning of the 20th century. Was the composer of the American battle hymn of World War 1, 'Over There' Received the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifetime achievement 1936. See full bio »

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Known For

Little Miss Sunshine
(2006)
Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures Soundtrack
(2016)
Born on the Fourth of July
(1989)
A League of Their Own
(1992)

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 2016 Hidden Figures (writer: "You're A Grand Old Flag")
 2013 Bad Grandpa (writer: "Down in My Heart (I've Got the Joy)")
 2013 La méduse rouge (writer: "That Haunting Melody")
 2013 The Hit Girl (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (writer: "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway", "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 2012 Vamps (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 2012 Vamperifica (writer: "You're A Grand Old Flag")
 2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (writer: "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY")
 2010 Blue Valentine (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" - uncredited)
 2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (writer: "A Ring to the Name of Rosie")
 2008 Trail of Crumbs (writer: "Life's a Funny Proposition After All")
 2008 Leatherheads (writer: "Over There")
 2006 Little Miss Sunshine (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 2001 To End All Wars ("YANKEE DOODLE BOY")
 2001 Jurassic Park III (writer: "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - uncredited)
 2001 L.I.E. (writer: "Harrigan Song")
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (writer: "Over There")
 2000 Bring It On (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 2000 Mambo Café (lyrics: "Give My Regards to Broadway") / (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 1998 Primary Colors (writer: "Over There", "YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG")
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (writer: "You're a Grand Old Flag")
 1993 Life with Mikey (writer: "GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY", "YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG")
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "Over There")
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (writer: "You're a Grand Old Flag")
 1989 Fear, Anxiety & Depression (writer: "Give My Regards To Broadway")
 1989 Steel Magnolias (writer: "YANKEE DOODLE DANDY" (1904))
 1989 Breaking In (music: "Yankee Doodle Boy")
 1986 Off Beat (lyrics: "Yankee Doodle Boy", "Give My Regards to Broadway") / (music: "Yankee Doodle Boy", "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 1985 1918 (writer: "Over There")
 1985 The Electric Chair (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible (lyrics: "Give My Regards to Broadway") / (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 1982 Tootsie (writer: "Mary's a Grand Old Name" (1906) - uncredited)
 1981 Reds (writer: "You're a Grand Old Flag", "Over There", "Yankee Doodle Boy")
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway", "Over There")
 1980 Falling in Love Again (lyrics: "Over There") / (music: "Over There")
 1979 1941 (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1977 Outrageous! (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1976 Mikey and Nicky ("Yankee Doodle Boy")
 1976 Nickelodeon (writer: "Harrigan" - uncredited)
 1975 Russian Roulette (writer: "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - uncredited)
 1974 Harry and Tonto (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1974 The Likes of Louise (writer: "(I'm a) Yankee Doodle Dandy" - uncredited)
 1973 Baxter! (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 1973 All Nudity Shall Be Punished (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway")
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1967 The Producers (writer: "Yankee Doodle Dandy")
 1964 Swingers' Paradise (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" - uncredited)
 1955 The Seven Little Foys (writer: "Mary's a Grand Old Name", "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - uncredited)
 1955 The Long Gray Line (lyrics: "Over There" - uncredited) / (music: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory (music: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1952 With a Song in My Heart (writer: "GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY")
 1950 Wabash Avenue (writer: "HARRIGAN" - uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" - uncredited)
 1949 Jolson Sings Again (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway (lyrics: "Give my Regards to Broadway" - uncredited) / (music: "Give my Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue (lyrics: "Mary's a Grand Old Name" - uncredited) / (music: "Mary's a Grand Old Name" - uncredited)
 1946 Stiliga Augusta (lyrics: "The Yankee Doodle Boy", "Over There") / (music: "The Yankee Doodle Boy", "Over There") / (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy", "Over There")
 1945 The Dolly Sisters (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (writer: "Mary" - uncredited)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1944 This Happy Breed (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1943 December 7th: The Movie (writer: "You're A Grand Old Flag")
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1942/I Iceland (music: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904), "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904), "Over There" (1917), "You're a Grand Old Flag" (1906), "Mary's a Grand Old Name" (1906), "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway" (1906), "So Long, Mary" (1906), "Harrigan" (1908), "I Was Born in Virginia" (1906), "The Warmest Baby in the Bunch" (1896), "Oh, You Wonderful Girl" (1911), "Blue Skies, Gray Skies" (1927), "The Belle of the Barbers' Ball" (1908), "Like the Wandering Minstrel" (1927), "Nellie Kelly, I Love You" (1922), "The Man Who Owns Broadway" (1909), "Molly Malone" (1927), "Billie" (1928), "In a Kingdom of Our Own" (1929), "You Remind Me of My Mother" (1922) - uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (writer: "Mary's a Grand Old Name" (1905), "The Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904) - uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (lyrics: "Nellie is a Darling" (1922) (uncredited), "Nellie Kelly I Love You" (1922)) / (music: "Nellie is a Darling" (1922) (uncredited), "Nellie Kelly I Love You" (1922))
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1939 Thunder Afloat (lyrics: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Co-ed (writer: "Harrigan" (1907) - uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford (lyrics: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1936 Sons o' Guns (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band (lyrics: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1934 Gambling (performer: "My Little Girl") / (writer: "My Little Girl")
 1934 Paris Interlude (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904) - uncredited)
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1933 The House on 56th Street (writer: "Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway" (1906) - uncredited)
 1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904))
 1933 Ann Vickers (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood (music: "Over There" (1917), "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1933 Cross Fire (writer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904))
 1933 Cavalcade (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1932 The Conquerors (lyrics: "Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904) - uncredited) / (music: "Yankee Doodle Boy" (1904) - uncredited)
 1932 The Phantom President (performer: "THE MEDICINE SHOW", "SOMEONE OUGHT TO WAVE THE FLAG", "WE NEED A MEDICINE MAN") / (writer: "WE NEED A MEDICINE MAN")
 1932 The Wet Parade (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 West of Broadway (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1931 Suicide Fleet (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1931 Flying High (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 The Miracle Woman (lyrics: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited) / (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 Born to Love (writer: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen (writer: "You Remind Me Of My Mother" (1922) - uncredited)
 1930 Bright Lights (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1930 Born Reckless (writer: "Over There")
 1929 Little Johnny Jones (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway", "Yankee Doodle Boy" - uncredited)
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World (writer: "Over There" - uncredited)
 1929 Broadway Babies (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1929 The Broadway Melody (writer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (music: "Over There" (1917) - uncredited)
 1928 Lights of New York (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons (writer: "Over There" (1917), "Gives My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1927 The Jazz Singer (music: "Give My Regards to Broadway" (1904) - uncredited)
 1927 Wings (writer: "Over There")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote book / music / lyrics / source material (play, "Popularity") for / directed "The Man Who Owns Broadway" on Broadway. Musical. Music arranged by Charles J. Gebest. Musical Director: Karl Weixelbaum. New York Theatre: 11 Oct 1909-29 Jan 1910 (128 performances). Cast: Ernest Band (as "Ensemble"), George Barber (as "Ensemble"... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cohan
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[signature speech when audiences demanded encores] Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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