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Chauncey Olcott
Original name: Chancellor John Olcott
Birth: Jul. 21, 1858
Death: Mar. 18, 1932

Singer, Songwriter. Born in Buffalo, New York, after being educated at the Christian Brothers School, he moved to London to study voice. Returning to America, he began his career as a tenor performing as a singer in minstrel shows and acted in several Broadway shows such as “Barry of Ballymore”, “Isle of Dreams”, “The Heart of Paddy Whack” and “Macushla”. As a songwriter, he collaborated with Ernest Ball and George Graff, which together they produced the hit songs “My Irish Rose”, “Mother Machree”, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, “In the Sun shine of Your Love” and “Tic Tac Toe”. He died at age 73 in Monte Carlo. In 1970, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Cindy
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Chauncey Olcott was a world-famous tenor and composer of Irish ballads, including his first three hits: WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING (a #1 record from the Broadway musical "The Ise of Dreams"), MY WILD IRISH ROSE (from his 1899 musical "A Romance of Athlo...(Read more)
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