In this award-winning film, you can now enjoy Jon J Peterson's all-singing all-dancing homage to the Broadway great.
Cohan wrote more than 50 shows and published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag".
Known in the decade before World War I as "the man who owned Broadway", he is considered the father of American musical comedy as we have known it for the past 100 years. He was a child prodigy - actor, singer, dancer, writer, composer, director and producer, who took the popular art forms of the day - operetta and vaudeville - and meshed them, creating whimsical stories accompanied by music that resonated with the common man.
Irving Berlin was very vocal in his declaration that Cohan was his true inspiration.
At the behest of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, a $100,000 bronze statue of Cohan was dedicated in Times Square at Broadway and 46th Street in Manhattan. The 8-foot bronze remains the only statue of an actor on Broadway.