Eddie Dean (singer)

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Eddie Dean
Dean in Stars Over Texas, 1946
Edgar Dean Glosup

(1907-07-09)July 9, 1907
DiedMarch 4, 1999(1999-03-04) (aged 91)
Resting placeValley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, California
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor
Spouse(s)Lorene Donnelly "Dearest" Dean (1911–2002, married 1930–1999, his death)
ChildrenDonna Lee Daniel
Ed Glosup
Sarah Padden, Eddie Dean, and Lash LaRue in Song of Old Wyoming (1945).
Eddie Dean and Virginia Maples in Wildfire (1945)

Eddie Dean (born Edgar Dean Glosup, (1907-07-09)July 9, 1907 – (1999-03-04)March 4, 1999)[1] was an American Western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time.[2] Dean was best known for "I Dreamed of a Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961.[3] Dean charted twice on the US Country charts; "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" peaked at #11 in 1948 and "I Dreamed of a Hill-Billy Heaven" peaked at #10 in 1955. Dean co-wrote both songs. Dean charted again with the song "Way Out Yonder" in 1955.[4]


  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index". Rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  2. ^ "Eddie Dean Obituary". Allbusiness.com. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Billboard Bulletin, March 8, 1999
  4. ^ "Eddie Dean 91, First of Singing Cowboys to Sing in Color Movies". The Los Angeles Times. 5 Mar 1999. Retrieved 2 April 2021.

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