Michaela M Cohan (1943 - 1999)

A photo of Michaela M Cohan
Michaela M Cohan
1943 - 1999
October 23, 1943
Kings County, New York, United States
January 15, 1999
Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 18510, United States
Other Names
Michaela Marie Cohan
Michaela M Cohan was born on October 23, 1943 in Kings County, New York United States, and died at age 55 years old on January 15, 1999 at Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Updated: July 23, 2022
Biography ID: 13844030

Michaela Cohan's biography

Family, friend, or fan this Collaborative Biography is for you to show & tell Michaela's life so that she is always remembered.
About Michaela


Michaela Marie Cohan's parents were George M. Cohan Jr and Loretta Rondash. She was the granddaughter of George M. Cohan, famous entertainer: playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, and producer.

"George Michael Cohan, Jr. (1914–2000), graduated from Georgetown University and served in the entertainment corps during World War II. In the 1950s, George Jr. reinterpreted his father's songs on recordings, in a nightclub act, and in television appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Milton Berle shows. George Jr.'s only child, Michaela Marie Cohan (1943–1999), was the last descendant named Cohan. She graduated with a theater degree from Marywood College in Pennsylvania in 1965. From 1966 to 1968, she served in a civilian Special Services unit in Vietnam and Korea. In 1996, she stood in for her ailing father at the ceremony marking her grandfather's induction into the Musical Theatre Hall of Fame at New York University." - wikipedia

When she was age 25, in October 1968, Michaela was interview by the Lancaster New Era, a newspaper in Lancaster, PA. part of the article said:

"Unlike her famous grandfather, the attractive, brown-haired girl did not sing or dance.

'I don't have the talent,' she said. 'If I did, I would.'

Instead, Miss Cohan explained, her job was 'sort of like being a stage manager' arranging for USO shows and making sure the service clubs ran smoothly.

Miss Cohan said she preferred not to discuss the political aspects of the war.

Miss Cohan said she never knew her grandfather. 'He died the year before I was born' she said, but added, 'I've heard his songs since the time I was born. I love his music."

It seems that Michaela never married or had children but she went on to hold a number of impressive jobs (see Michaela M Cohan: Professions) and also volunteered for John Glenn's Presidential candidacy.
Looking for someone else?
Michaela M Cohan
Most commonly known as
Michaela M Cohan
Full legal name
Michaela Marie Cohan
Other names or aliases

Name & aliases

Where did Michaela Cohan last live?
Last place lived

Last residence

October 23, 1943
Kings County, New York United States
Birth location

Birth details


Ethnicity & Family History


Nationality & Locations

US citizen - born in NY


Marywood College - graduated 1965 - Bachelor of Arts degree i communication arts Catholic University - graduate courses in Government Documents and Technical Reference


Baptism date
Place of worship

Baptism date & location

Was Michaela a religious woman?


- Director of Prospect Research and Management at Marywood University - Civilian Administrative Service Club Directtor for US Army Service Clubs - Korea and Vietnam - Manager/research coordinator for Georgetown University Library, Government Documents Depository, Washington - Information Specialist/research assistant for Airways Engineering Corporation, Washington - Information manager/research coordinator for De Leuw, Cather/parsons Consulting Engineers

Personal Life

- Volunteer research assistant for the John H. Glenn Presidential Campaign Committee - Certificate of recognition for outstanding contributions to De Leuw, Cather/Parsons - Certificate of appreciation for vounteer service with the John Glenn Presidential Committee - Medal for civilian service for US Service Clubs, Vietnam, 1968

Military Service

Did Michaela serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
January 15, 1999
Death date
Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18510, United States
Death location
Cause of death

Death details

Funeral date
Grave or burial unknown
Burial location

Gravesite & burial


The below was generated. Please share Michaela's obituary if available, or write one in your own words to preserve her memory.
Michaela Cohan passed away at age 55 years old on January 15, 1999 at Mercy Hospital of Scranton 614E E Gibson St, in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Michaela M Cohan was born on October 23, 1943 in Kings County, New York United States.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Michaela M Cohan lived 21 years shorter than the average Cohan family member when she died at the age of 55.
The average age of a Cohan family member is 76.

Family Tree

Michaela's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Cohan family tree.

Michaela's Family Tree

Michaela M Cohan Michaela M Cohan


Friends can be as close as family. Add Michaela's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio


Photos and snapshots taken of Michaela M Cohan, her Cohan family, and locations and places or events from her life.



Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Michaela.


1943 - 1999 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Michaela's lifetime.

In 1943, in the year that Michaela M Cohan was born, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1951, she was just 8 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1969, at the age of 26 years old, Michaela was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1972, Michaela was 29 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1983, when she was 40 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

Back to Top