Helen Cohan

Actor, Film actor

1910 – 1996


Who was Helen Cohan?

Helen Cohan was an American stage dancer and briefly a Hollywood film actress. She was the youngest daughter of vaudeville and Broadway legend George M. Cohan. She was born in New York City and studied at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York and in France.

At the age of 17 Helen appeared as a dancer at New York's Heckscher Theatre in the 1928 Dance Recital produced by Ned Wayburn. Her first appearance on the stage came during the run of The Merry Malones at Erlanger's Theatre. She danced with her father for one performance. In 1931 she joined her dad in his play Fast Friendships. The previous season she played in the Kaufman-Lardner comedy, June Moon. Miss Cohan spent five months in Hollywood hoping to break into motion pictures before she was signed to a contract by Fox Film in 1930. Her film credits are few; she had roles in Kiss and Make-Up, The Penal Code, and Lightnin. The latter movie featured Will Rogers.

She was listed by the Wampas Organization of film publicity men as one of thirty-three young actresses nominated for its annual selection of thirteen baby stars in March 1934. She once provided a beauty hint which was syndicated in 1936 newspapers.

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Sep 13, 1910
New York City
Also known as
  • 1934 Wampus Baby Star
  • Helen Cohan Carolla
  • United States of America
  • Marymount College, Tarrytown
Sep 14, 1996
Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013


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