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George M. Cohan

Often called the father of American musical comedy, George M. Cohan's memory lives on thanks in part to a film biographyYankee Doodle Dandy. According to John Kenrick, Cohan was America's first show business superstar, known coast to coast as a successful actor, singer, dancer,playwright, composer, librettist, director and producer.

Yankee Doodle Dandy DVD box cover.Yankee Doodle Dandy on DVD -includes songs like " "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Mary", and "Give My Regards to Broadway" This two-DVD set includes two 45-minute documentaries.

Study George M. Cohan's Work

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Influences: Note that Cohan's work influenced Stephen Schwartz in writing lyrics for Rags.

www.musicalschwartz.com/rags-interview.htm


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