Monday, July 04, 2005

Born on the third of July

In 1900, most Americans sincerely believed there was no problem that a little "Yankee know-how" and a dash of common "American" decency couldn't fix. George M. Cohan's writing reflected this jingoistic exuberance, expressing it as no other playwright or songwriter had.

He's been called "American Theater's first mega-star." When it came to his birthdate, he didn't let facts get in the way.

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