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Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942

LC control no.n 79145587
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS3505.O245
Personal name headingCohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942
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Variant(s)Cohan, George Michael, 1878-1942
Cohan, Geo. M. (George Michael), 1878-1942
See alsoCohan & Harris (Theatrical producers)
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1878-07-03
Death date1942-11-05
Place of birthProvidence (R.I.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityActing Singing Dance Composition (Music) Playwriting Theater--Production and direction
Profession or occupationEntertainers Actors Composers Authors Dramatists Singers Theatrical producers and directors Dancers
Found inMarshall, E. Broadway Jones ... 1913.
Yankee Doodle Dandy [VR] 1999, c1943: container (lyrics and music by George M. Cohan; career spanned over 55 years on stage, included the writing of more than 35 plays and 500 songs)
Internet movie database, Jan. 26, 2000 (George M. Cohan, actor, composer, author, producer on the stage; b. George Michael Cohan, July 4, 1878, Providence, R.I.; d. Nov. 5, 1942) March 5, 2014 (George M. Cohan (1878-1942); born: George Michael Cohan, July 3, 1878 in Providence, Rhode Island; died: November 5, 1942 (age 64) in New York City, New York; American composer, librettist, actor, dancer, author, director, and producer on the stage)
Give my regards to Broadway, c1904: t.p. (Geo. M. Cohan)
Wikipedia, March 5, 2014 (George M. Cohan; George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878-November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer; born Providence, Rhode Island; died New York City, New York; a baptismal certificate (which gave the wrong first name for his mother) indicated that he was born on July 3, but Cohan and his family always insisted that George had been "born on the Fourth of July!")
Kenrick, J. George M. Cohan 101, via WWW, March 5, 2014: biography (Cohan's baptismal certificate -- which is his only written birth record -- verifies that he was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 3rd, 1878. However, Cohan's family unfailingly insisted that George and his country shared birthdays on the 4th. Although noted for their honesty, the Cohans certainly would have found it hard to resist the publicity value of a performer being "born on the Fourth of July." While it may seem silly to begrudge a dead man a charming piece of his legend, odds are that he was actually born on the 3rd)
Associated languageeng