Eddie Dean

Date: 1974 July 31
Length: 90 min.
Call Number: OH51


Western singer and film star. Born July 9, 1907. Died March 4, 1999. Real name: Edgar Glosup. Career most active 1930s-1950s. Stage performer, songwriter, recording artist, and motion picture “singing cowboy.” Appeared on the WLS National Barn Dance during the 1930s, and on Town Hall Party during the 1950s. Songwriting credits include “On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan,” “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart),” and “I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven.”

Interview Summary

1974 July 31
(1 hour, 30 minutes)
Singer Eddie Dean talks about the highs and lows of his recording career. Discussion includes his films; working with his brother, Jimmy; his family history; the impact of “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)”; difficulties encountered during his recording career; and the story behind “I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven.”