Saturday, July 3, 2010

Born on the 3rd of July!

Happy birthday to George M. Cohan, father of American musical comedy who was born on July 3, 1878, on Wickenden Street in Providence, R.I., where I snapped this photo. (Not July 4th, as the song goes.)

Here are Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade singing one of Cohan's most famous tunes, "Give My Regards to Broadway." It's one of my favorites.


Sarah B. Roberts said...

cool statue!

Esther said...

It's only been there for about a year, too. A group of neighborhood residents got together and raised the money. They also have Fourth of July concert with George M. Cohan's music.