George M. Cohan

(1878–1942)

George M. Cohan

Anecdote...

Cohan auditioned an actor for a role and finally dismissed him. As the door closed, Cohan said to one of his staff, “I hate that rat. Remind me never to hire him again unless we need him.”

Quote-worthy...

I dont care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.

~George M. Cohan
Biographical Note: 

Cohan was a U.S. playwright, actor, songwriter, and theatrical producer. As a songwriter he gave us enduring classics like “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Born into a family of vaudevillians, George M. Cohan was first presented to the public at the age of three in an act billed as “Master George—Violin Tricks and Tinkling Tunes.” He ventured off on his own in his early twenties and became the librettist, composer, producer, and star of his own productions.