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-opticticion and Lucille, a soprano and was the great-great-grandson of Orrin P. Ballard one of the pioneers of the region.


He composed "Mr. Sandman" and "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely" and was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.[2] He was married to Hilda Gramlich, a dress designer, and died of a cardiac arrest at the Medical Arts Centre in New York City, New York in 1960