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"Yankee Doodle Dandy"

by Robert Buckner
 

The Irish in Film
A Complete List of Irish Films

 Title  Yankee Doodle Dandy
George M. Cohan was an American institution rising from song-and-dance man in Vaudeville, to actor, writer and producer on Broadway. He had as many as three Broadway shows running simultaneously. Some of his songs are still popular today. And he was given the Congressional Medal of Honor by Franklin D. Roosevelt for composing: "Over There" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" during WWI. This son of Irish immigrants was proud to be an American.

James Cagney, an Irish-American from New York City, made his start on the vaudeville stage making him a perfect choice to play Cohan, a role that would bring him the best actor Academy Award.

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 Year   1942      Type   Musical    Rating   NR
 Director  Michael Curtiz  Writer  Robert Buckner
 Cast  James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Mary Walter Huston, Richard Whorf,
 Irene Manning, George Tobias

 

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