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  • 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>
  • Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan reflects on his life. Flashbacks trace Cohan's rise, from a childhood performing in his family's vaudeville act to his early days as a struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to his overwhelming success as an actor, writer, director and producer known for patriotic songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There."

    - Written by Jwelch5742
  • The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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