Andrew Mack (actor)
Andrew Mack, born William Andrew McAloon, (July 25, 1863 – May 21, 1931) was an American vaudevillian, actor, singer and songwriter of Irish descent. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he began his career at an early age in 1876 using the stage name Andrew Williams. He began in minstrel shows, and was especially associated with the song "A Violet From Mother's Grave". In 1892, he debuted in vaudeville.
He composed songs for himself to sing. In 1899, he composed the popular song "The Story of the Rose (Heart of My Heart)" which became a standard of barbershop quartets.
- Floyd Davis (August 1909). "The Irish People and the Stage". The Green Book Album. Story-Press association. II (2): 305; 381.
- "Obituary: Andrew Mack". Variety. May 27, 1931. Retrieved 2015-01-14. Online at Internet Archive.
- Thomas S. Hischak (2004). The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Oxford University Press. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-19-516986-7.
- Marian Spitzer (2002) . "The Lay of the Last Minstrels". In Karl Koenig. Jazz in Print (1859–1929). Pendragon Press. p. 397. ISBN 978-1-57647-024-4.
- Edward Le Roy Rice (1911). Monarchs of Minstrelsy, from "Daddy" Rice to date. Kenny Publishing Co. p. 315.
- Stanley Appelbaum; James Camner (2013). Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs. Courier Corporation. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-486-14930-1.
- "The Story of the Rose". Heritage of Harmony Sheet Music. 1988. Archived from the original on 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-14 – via Barbershop.org.
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- Andrew Mack at the Internet Broadway Database
- Andrew Mack discography at UC Santa Barbara Library, Discography of American Historical Recordings
- Sheet music for "The Story of the Rose" at Johns Hopkins University, Levy Sheet Music Collection
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