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Cohan, George M.

Julian Mates.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Performing Arts; Composition; Film; Voice. 2146 words.

Cohan, George M. (3 or 4 July 1878–05 November 1942), performer, writer of songs, musicals, and plays, and producer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” John...

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Golden, John

Weldon B. Durham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition; Theatre. 1191 words.

Golden, John (27 June 1874–17 June 1955), theatrical producer, songwriter, and playwright, was born in New York City, the son of Joel Golden, a teacher and proprietor of a summer hotel, and...

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Jefferson, Eddie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Blues; Jazz; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1036 words.

Jefferson, Eddie (03 August 1918–09 May 1979), jazz singer, lyricist, and tap dancer, was born Edgar Jefferson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Information about his parents is unknown. It is...

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Novello, Ivor [real name David Ivor Davies] (1893–1951), composer, actor, and playwright

John Snelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition. 3162 words.

Novello, Ivor [real name David Ivor Davies] (1893–1951), composer, actor, and playwright, was born on 15 January 1893 at Llywn yr Eos (Nightingales' Grove), 95 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, the...

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