Eddie Dean

Date: 1974 August 02
Length: 62 min.
Call Number: OH52

Biography

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 August 2
(1 hour, 2 minutes)
Singer Eddie Dean discusses his experiences as a country & western entertainer and singing cowboy. Discussion includes memories from working with Tex Ritter; his interest in record production work; experiences as a traveling entertainer; meeting promoter Tom Parker; his stage costumes; and experiences as a movie actor.