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Name: Chauncey Olcott  
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Date of Birth: 21st July 1860
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Chancellor Olcott & co-star, c.1895

Chancellor "Chauncey" Olcott (July 21, 1858 - March 18, 1932) was a American stage actor and songwriter.

Born in Buffalo, New York, in the early years of his career Olcott sang in minstrel shows and Lillian Russell played a major role in helping make him a Broadway star. Amongst his songwriting accomplishments, Olcott wrote and composed the song My Wild Irish Rose in 1899. In 1970, he was inducted posthumously into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

He retired to Monte Carlo and died there in 1932. His body was brought home and interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.

His life story was told in the 1947 Warner Bros. motion picture "My Wild Irish Rose" starring Dennis Morgan as Olcott.

External link

  • Chauncey Olcott at the Internet Broadway Database

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