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George M. Cohan

George M. CohanAKA George Michael Cohan

Born: 3-Jul-1878
Birthplace: Providence, RI
Died: 5-Nov-1942
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer, Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Father: Jeremiah Cohan ("Jerry")
Mother: Helen Frances Costigan ("Nellie")
Sister: Josephine (m. Fred Niblo)
Wife: Ethel Levey (m. 1899, div. 1907, one daughter)
Daughter: Georgette (b. 1900)
Wife: Agnes Mary Nolan (m. 1907, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Helen Mary (b. 1910, d. 1996)
Son: George M. Cohan, Jr.

    Dutch Treat Club (1938-42)
    Congressional Gold Medal 1936
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6734 Hollywood Blvd.
    Surgery 19-Oct-1941 (abdominal)
    Irish Ancestry

    The Phantom President (23-Sep-1932)

Author of books:
Twenty Years on Broadway and the Years It Took to Get There (1925, memoir)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1756 (15 cents, issued 3-Jul-1978)

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