Chancellor Olcott

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Birthday
21, 1858
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Death Date
Mar 18, 1932 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1858
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Death Date
Mar 18, 1932 (73)

About

Best known for writing the song When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and for his Broadway shows.

Before Fame

He started his musical career singing in minstrel shows. He was promoted early on by Lillian Russell.

Trivia

He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He married second wife Margaret O'Donovan in 1897. They had one child together.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Dennis Morgan in the film My Wild Irish Rose from 1947.