Chancellor Olcott & co-star, c.1895
July 21, 1858|
Buffalo, New York, United States
|Died||March 18, 1932
|Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York, United States|
|Other names||Chauncey Olcott|
|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. His production, Shameen Dhu, opened in 1914 which included James Royce Shannon's composition, Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (Irish Lullaby).
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.
- One of his shows not listed in the IBDb database is Pepita; or, the Girl with the Glass Eyes. See Welch, Deshler. - The Theatre, vol. 1, 1886, p. 150, accessed June 27, 2013; and Brown, Thomas Alston. A History of the New York Stage, 1903, p. 176, accessed June 27, 2013
- "SHAMEEN DHU [musical show]:Bibliographic Record Description". Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
- 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)
- Chauncey Olcott at Carving for a Cause
- Chauncey Olcott, cover THE THEATRE magazine October 1905
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