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 Chauncey Olcott

Chauncey Olcott

Original Name Chancellor John
Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 18 Mar 1932 (aged 72)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 776 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chauncey Olcott (21 Jul 1859–18 Mar 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 776, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .