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Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!

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- George M. Cohan

George Michael Cohen was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 4, 1878. Cohan, the composer of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and America’s original song-and-dance man made his first professional appearance at the age of 9 in Little Georgie, as a member of the famous vaudeville company The Four Cohan’s (with sister Josephine and their parents).

In 1904 he produced his first successful musical play Little Johnny Jones, in which he played the character The Yankee Doodle Boy. As a songwriter, he was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). His popular song catalog includes the already mentioned “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “Venus, My Shining Love”, “I Guess I’ll Have to Telegraph My Baby”, “The Yankee Doodle Boy”, “My Musical Comedy Maid”, “Revolutionary Rag”, “Give My Regards to Broadway”, “You Remind Me of My Mother”, “Life’s a Funny Proposition After All”, “Mary’s a Grand Old Name”, “So Long, Mary”, “Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway”, “I Was Born in Virginia”, “Harrigan”, “Over There” (the song of World War I which earned Cohan the Congressional Medal of Honor), “In the Kingdom of Our Own”, “Nellie Kelly, I Love You”, “When June Comes Along With a Song”, “Molly Malone”, “Where Were You, Where Was I?”, “The Song and Dance Man”, “Billie” and the patriotic theme song and 2002 Towering Song Award winner, “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

The more than 40 musical dramas he wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway include The Governor’s Son, Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway, Little Johnny, George Washington, Jr., The Honeymooners, The Yankee Prince, The Little Millionaire, Hello, Broadway, The Talk of New…

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Discography Highlights

YANKEE DOODLE BOY, THE George M. Cohan
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FORTY FIVE MINUTES FROM BROADWAY George M. Cohan
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