- Chancellor Olcott
Chancellor Olcott & co-star, c.1895
Born July 21, 1858
Buffalo, New York, United States
Died March 18, 1932(aged 73)
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York, United States Awards Songwriters Hall of Fame
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" for his production of A Romance of Athlone in 1899. Olcott also wrote the lyrics to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" for his production of The Isle O' Dreams in 1912.
In 1970, Olcott was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- ^ Walter Brown & E. De Roy Koch. "OLCOTT, Chauncy (John Chancellor)". Who's Who on Stage, 1908. NY: B. W. Dodge & Co. p. 333. http://books.google.com/books?id=1BpAAAAAYAAJ&pg=333.
- Chancellor Olcott at the Internet Broadway Database
- Chancellor Olcott at Find a Grave
- Chauncey Olcott at the Internet Movie Database
- selected recordings of Chauncey Olcott
- Chauncey Olcott portraits ; University of Washington, Sayre collection
- Chauncey Olcott portraits ; NY Public Library, Billy Rose collection
- Chauncey Olcott; PeriodPaper.com c. 1910
- Free scores by Chancellor Olcott in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
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