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George M. Cohan & Sam Harris

Legit Icons of the Century

His heart belonged to Tin Pan Alley, and no wonder: George M. Cohan was the son of vaudevillians.

Already a seasoned songwriter and performer, Cohan, who was later immortalized by James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” met Sam H. Harris in 1904. Together, they formed a partnership that produced dozens of Broadway tuner fluff over the next 15 years.

On his own, Harris staged more sophisticated fare, including such enduring American originals as “Dinner at Eight,” “Of Thee I Sing,” “You Can’t Take It With You” and “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”

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