Personalities | Eddie Dean | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, guitar, songwriter, actor, 1907–99)

Not as famous as his singing-cowboy compatriots, Eddie Dean nevertheless had starring roles in over 20 westerns during the 1940s, as well as his own television series The Marshall Of Gunshot Pass (1950). Beginning his career on radio, and one-time member of the WLS (Chicago) National Barn Dance, he possessed one of the finest voices of all the cowboys and, as a songwriter, penned the classic ‘I Dreamed Of Hillbilly Heaven’, a hit for him in 1955 and a bigger one for Tex Ritter six years later.

Styles & Forms | West Coast Scene | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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