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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

The Phantom President Theodore K. Blair / Peeter J. 'Doc' Varney
Steel Magnolias Soundtrack


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 1983 House of the Long Shadows (play "Seven Keys to Baldpate")
 1980 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seven Keys to Baldpate (1962) ... (writer)
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1959) ... (writer)
 1955 Studio One (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Seven Keys to Baldpate (1952) ... (play)
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate (play)
 1946 Seven Keys to Baldpate (TV Movie) (play)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly (based upon: the musical comedy written by)
 1940 Ladies Must Live (play "The Hometowners")
 1939 The Cowboy Quarterback (from a play by)
 1936 Times Square Playboy (play "Home Towners")
 1936 Song and Dance Man (play)
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate (play)
 1934 Gambling (play)
 1933 Elmer, the Great (based on a play by)
 1932 The Miracle Man (play)
 1929 Seven Keys to Baldpate (play)
 1929 Little Johnny Jones (play)
 1929 Fast Company (play "Elmer the Great")
 1928 The Home Towners (based on play by)
 1928 The Baby Cyclone (play)
 1926 The Song and Dance Man (play)
 1925 Seven Keys to Baldpate (play)
 1924 George Washington, Jr. (play)
 1923 Little Johnny Jones (play)
 1921 A Prince There Was (play)
 1920 45 Minutes from Broadway (play)
 1919 The Miracle Man (play)
 1918 Hit-the-Trail Holliday (story)
 1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate (play)
 1916 Officer 666
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Officer 666" on Broadway. Written by Augustin MacHugh [earliest Broadway credit]. Gaiety Theatre: 29 Jan 1912-Jul 1912 (closing date unknown/192 performances). Cast: Percy Ames (as "Whitney Barnes"), Camilla Crume (as "Mrs. Burton"), Wallace Eddinger (as "Travers Gladwin"), Thomas Findley (credited as Thomas Findlay; ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

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Agnes Mary Nolan  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on playing Nat Miller, the father, in Ah Wilderness! (1935)] This fellow [Eugene O'Neill] doesn't ring the bell, he lets you pull it. The play just shows you this fellow's observations. You wouldn't call it a part at all. It's a study. See more »


It is widely believed that he was not actually born on July 4th, but choose to claim he was for his 'Yankee Doodle Dandy" image. Historians can not agree if his actual birthdate is July 2nd or 3rd. See more »

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