Happy Birthday George M. Cohan

The Cohans fudged the date a bit (Born on the Fourth of July!) for their vaudeville act, but George sure took to the role of America’s cheerleader. Cohan, often referred to as ‘The Man Who Owned Broadway,’ was a singer, dancer, producer, playwright and an unbelievably prolific songwriter. Unfortunately his Fox Point birthplace — Corky Hill back then — was torn down before people thought about such things. To see what he looks like from the waist down, check out his statue in Times Square in New York City.

This statue can be found at George M. Cohan Plaza at the corner of Wickenden and Governor Streets.

Nice job with the neck spangles.

(Like many women, I am not really feeling the whole “independence” thing this year, but we can still celebrate George.)

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