A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Get ready to Laugh, to Sing, to Shout! ...For here comes Uncle Sam's Star Spangled Yankee Doodle Dandy!
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Did You Know?
Among the opening credits is one that states "Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan." However, the come-back musical "I'd Rather Be Right" has a score by Rodgers and Hart, including the romp, "Off the Record", one song decidedly NOT by Mr. Cohan. The stylized Central Park set depicted on the stage is, in fact, a recreation of the original Broadway set as seen in historical photographs. See more
The song "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" is referenced before George M. Cohan
starred in the 1937 production of "I'd Rather Be Right Than Be President". The song was written in 1940. See more
I call it a hit. What'll your review say?
I like it too, so I guess I'll pan it.
from the Broadway show "The Merry Malones"
Written by George M. Cohan
Sung by Frances Langford
as part of the post-WWI medley See more