Thursday, July 3, 2014
Cohan gave his regards to Broadway
It is the birthday of Broadway's original song-and-dance man, George M. Cohan, who is considered the father of the American musical comedy. He wrote dozens of shows, produced and performed in them as well. He published more than 300 songs, including enduring favorite such as "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Over There," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "The Yankee Doodle Boy." Though he always claimed to have been born on the Fourth of July, his actual birthday was July 3.