Pat Ballard

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Pat Ballard, born Francis Drake Ballard (June 19, 1899 – October 26, 1960[1]), was an American songwriter, producer, music editor and author. He was born in Troy, Pennsylvania, to Frank Ballard, a jeweller-optician, and Lucille, a soprano. He was the great-great-grandson of Orrin P. Ballard, one of the pioneers of the region.

He was married to Hilda Gramlich, a dress designer. He died of a cardiac arrest at the Medical Arts Centre in New York City, New York, in 1960.


He composed a number of songs with the most popular being "Mr. Sandman" and "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely".

He was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.[2]


  1. ^ "Biography for Pat Ballard". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
  2. ^ "ASCAP". ASCAP. Retrieved May 15, 2019.