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According to the Internet source given below, George M. Cohan was an American composer and songwriter of popular music, playwright, actor and vaudeville song-and-dance man. He wrote some 40 plays, collaborated with others on another 40 plays, and shared production of still another 150 plays. He made over a 1000 appearances as an actor. Some of the more than 500 songs that he wrote were major national hits. He is perhaps best remembered for his 1917 hit "Over There". Charles King introduced the song in the New Amsterdam Theatre in the same year, the Nora Bayes recording made it a national hit. 25 years later, Congress authorised President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to present the Congressional Medal of Honor for this war song. The 1942 Hollywood production "Yankee Doodle Dandy" celebrated his career and James Cagney was awarded an Oscar for his Cohan impersonation.
List of George. M. Cohan's works.
Sheet music at the Amazons
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
COHAN, GEORGE. M. BIOGRAPHY by www.naxos.com.
[§] George M! by G. Cohan
[§] George M. Cohan: Prince of the American Theater. by Ward Morehouse
[§] George M. Cohan: Songs of Yesteryear by George M. Cohan
[§] George M. Cohan: The Man Who Owned Broadway. by John McCabe
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