George M. Cohan

Birth Name:
George Michael Cohan
Birth Date:
July 3, 1878
Birth Place:
Providence, Rhode Island
Death Date:
November 5, 1942
Place of Death:
993 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Abdominal cancer
Cemetery Name:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
George M. Cohan began his career as a child, performing with family as "The Four Cohans". Over the span of six decades that simple beginning developed into Cohan becoming perhaps the greatest entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and theatrical producer in Broadway history. Over his career Cohan appeared in more than three dozen Broadway musicals, 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". In 1959 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.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Woodlawn Cemetery

4199 Webster Avenue

The Bronx, New York, 10470


North America


Grave Location:

Butternut Section, Plot 141, Lot 13841

Grave Location Description

Cohan Family mausoleum is directly on Park Avenue near the intersection of Park Avenue and Filbert Avenue. If you are looking at the official Woodlawn Cemetery Map he is in sector J-2. If you follow the path to the left of the mausoleum into the Butternut Section and turn left at the end of the path, you will find the final resting place of violinist Fritz Kreisler.

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