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Category Archive for 'Famous People'

George M. Cohan

  This year marked the 100th anniversary of the famous WWI song “Over There” by composer, lyricist and actor George M. Cohan. Cohan was born in Providence, R.I. on July 3rd, 1878 of Irish Immigrant parents from County Cork. The spelling of the family name was changed from Keohane to Cohan. George, who first appeared on […]

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Sean O’Casey

Sean O’Casey 1880-1964 Playwright, Born in Dublin “The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), “Juno and the Paycock” (1924) and “The Plough and the Stars” (1926) are considered his three truly great plays. “I killin’ meself workin’, an’ he sthruttin’ about from mornin’ till night like  Paycock!” From “Juno and the Paycock”

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