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Full Name: George M Cohan
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(1878-1942) Playwright, composer, actor, lyricist, librettist. George M. Cohan wrote numerous Broadway musicals and straight plays. He had his first big Broadway hit in 1904 with the show "Little Johnny Jones," which introduced his tunes "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy". His shows "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway" (1905), "George Washington, Jr." (1906), "The Talk of New York" and "The Honeymooners" (1907), "The Yankee Prince" (1908), "Broadway Jones" (1912), "The Cohan Revue of 1918" (co-written with Irving Berlin), "The Tavern" (1920), "The Song and Dance Man" (1923). He earned acclaim as a serious actor in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" (1933), and in the role of a song-and dance President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Rodgers and Hart's musical, "I'd Rather Be Right" (1937). He lived in Nassau County and in the Actors Home in West Brighton. He is probably the most honored American entertainer. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented him with a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his contributions to World War I morale, in particular the songs "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There".
Author's Timeline:
1878 (Unknown) County
George M. Cohan was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on July 4, 1878. 
1942 New York County
George M. Cohan died at his home in Manhattan, New York, on November 5, 1942. 
1904 (Unknown) County
Little Johnny Jones
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical, "Little Johnny Jones." 
1906 (Unknown) County
George Washington, Jr.
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical, "George Washington, Jr." 
1907 (Unknown) County
The Talk of New York
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical, "The Talk of New York." 
1907 (Unknown) County
The Honeymooners
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical, "The Honeymooners."  
1908 (Unknown) County
The Yankee Prince
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, the lyrics, and the book for the musical, "The Yankee Prince." 
1912 (Unknown) County
Broadway Jones
Mr. Cohan wrote the comedy, "Broadway Jones." 
1918 (Unknown) County
The Cohan Revue of 1918
Mr. Cohan wrote the book for and co-wrote with Irving Berlin the music and the lyrics for the musical, "The Cohan Revue of 1918." 
1920 (Unknown) County
The Tavern
 
1923 (Unknown) County
The Song and Dance Man
Mr. Cohan wrote the comedy, "The Song and Dance Man." 
1905 (Unknown) County
Forty-five Minutes from Broadway
Mr. Cohan wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the musical, "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway." 
1942 Bronx County
George M. Cohan was interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. 
? Nassau County
Mr. Cohen lived in Nassau County, New York. 
? Richmond County
Mr. Cohan lived in the Actor's Home in West Brighton, New York. 

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