~George M. Cohan~

Born: July 3, 1878 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died: November 5, 1942 in New York City, New York
USA
~Los Angeles Times~
November 6, 1942
The son of a family act that was famous in vaudeville, one of George Cohan's first roles was in the
film "Peck's Bad Boy."

Cohan wrote more than 40 plays, about 100 songs and scores of vaudeville sketches. He was
awarded the Congressional Medal for his "outstanding contributions to the American spirit," which
included many patriotic songs, including the famous "Over There."

He was a man who was the personification of Broadway, and he never liked Hollywood although he
went west a few times to make some movies.

— Associated Press in the Los Angeles Times Nov. 6, 1942
~Silent Filmography~
Hit-the-Trail Holliday (1918) .... Billy Holliday
George M. Cohan in a Liberty Loan Appeal (1918) .... Himself
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) .... George Washington Magee
Broadway Jones (1917) .... Broadway Jones
Actors' Fund Field Day (1910) .... Himself
~Many thanks to
Steve Massa for
the
identification of
this
photograph.~
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~Additional Photograph~
Naomi Wheat (stage name  Carol King aka Wheaties) Estate
Added October 19, 2012
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