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Yankee Doodle Dandy

Original Theatrical Date: June 6, 1942
  • Best Actor - James Cagney
  • Best Score
  • Best Sound

Legendary actor James Cagney stars in the role for which he won an Academy Award—the life of singer, dancer and songwriter George M. Cohan, a true Yankee Doodle Dandy.

This nonstop musical tour de force sings, dances and celebrates the life and career of a music man who lifted a nation, the first entertainer awarded the United States Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution to morale.

From his early days as a vaudeville performer to his stardom on Broadway, Cohan composed the songs that defined his generation, including "Over There," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

Genre: Oscar WinnersMusic/Musicals


Yankee Doodle Dandy: American flags standing upright