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Eddie Dean

Biography

Vocalist/songwriter/musician and B-movie cowboy Eddie Dean (given birth to Edgar Dean Glosup) appeared in Hollywood westerns from the past due ’30s with the past due ’40s and in addition had a modest profession in nation music. He was created in Posey, Tx to some farmer along with a performing school instructor, who trained her child to harmonize. In 1926, Dean relocated to Chicago to observe if he will make it on the air, but was just able to get yourself a few visitor places. He shortened his name to Eddie Dean and the next year was employed in Shenandoah, Iowa. In 1929, Dean and his old sibling Jimmy (not really the sausage magnate) started performing together. By past due 1933, these were showing up on an early on morning Chicago display and the exclusive Country wide Barn Dance. Through 1935, they documented duets for the ARC label beneath the path of Artwork Satherley, and several gospel music for Decca. Following the Deans separated, Jimmy shifted to a fresh station and made an appearance on the network daytime present, Contemporary Cinderella. Eddie made a decision to try his good fortune in Hollywood in 1936 and started playing minor jobs in Westerns. He also made an appearance frequently on Judy Canova’s network radio present and released eight singles between 1941 and 1942, including “In the Banks from the Sunny San Juan.” As an professional, Dean got his big break in 1944 when he starred within the musical Traditional western The Harmony Path. From then on, he continued to superstar in 19 even more Westerns; on the apex of his film profession, Dean was detailed among the very best ten cowboy superstars from the 1940s. After 1948, Dean retired from movies and centered on using his film fame to market his performing profession. Although a talented vocalist with an amazingly strong, clear tone of voice, Dean never managed to get big. He do have several hits and published some excellent tunes, including “YOU HAVE My Name (ANOTHER Has My Center),” co-written by his wife and documented by Jimmy Wakely and Jerry Lee Lewis in 1961 and 1969, respectively. Like a songwriter, his best-known strike continues to be 1955’s “I Imagined a Hill-Billy Heaven,” a nation music traditional. Dean continuing documenting on low-budget brands with the 1970s. With the 1980s, Dean continuing to sing and talk about anecdotes at Traditional western film fairs, and in 1993 was inducted in to the Cowboy Hall of Popularity.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eddie Dean
Date Of Birth July 9, 1907
Died March 4, 1999, Westlake Village, California, United States
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Lorene Donnelly Dean
Children Donna Lee Daniel, Ed Glosup Dean
Siblings Jimmie Dean
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award
Music Songs One Has My Name, I Dreamed of a Hill-Billy Heaven, Taku Vahine, Ain't No Gal Got a Brand on Me, Rainbow Over The Range, My Elusive Dreams, Rose Of Santa Fe, I Can't Go on Alone, A Cowboy's Dream, Born To Lose, Cool Water, I Can't Help Falling in Love with You, Moombase, Someday You'll Know You Did Wrong, Green, Green Grass Of Home, On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan, I'll Trade My Horse And Saddle, We’re Brandin’ Today, Sleepy Time in Caroline, One You Must Choose, 1501 Miles Of Heaven, Impatient Blues, That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine, I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye, My Old Herding Song, Four Walls, Ridin’ Down That Utah Trail, Promise to Be True While I’m Away, Prairie Moonbeams, Born To Be Blue, When I Move to That New Range, Somewhere My Love
Albums Sincerley (Digitally Remastered), The Very Best, Release Me, The Golden Cowboy, Greatest Hits, Reo Maru Mama Tereni, Eddie Dean, Boogie Woogie Cowboy, San Antonio Rose, A Cowboys Songs, A Cowboy Sings Country (Digitally Remastered), Can't Stop Loving You, Country Superstars: The Eddie Dean Hits Anthology, The Dean Of Country - [The Dave Cash Collection], The Best of Eddie Dean, Eddie Dean: "On The Banks of the Sunny San Juan", Unusual…, Foggy River
Movies Colorado Serenade, Stars Over Texas, Song of Old Wyoming, Tumbleweed Trail, Black Hills, Harmony Trail, The Hawk of Powder River, The Westward Trail, Driftin' River, Romance of the West, Wild Country, Range Beyond the Blue, Shadow Valley, Down Missouri Way, West to Glory, Check Your Guns, Prairie Outlaws, Wildfire, Tornado Range, Sierra Sue, Take Me Back to Oklahoma, Law of the Pampas, The Trail of the Silver Spurs, Stagecoach Express, Rollin' Home to Texas, The Lone Rider and the Bandit, The Tioga Kid
TV Shows The Marshal of Gunsight Pass


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#Fact
1 He was born in Posey, TX only 87 miles from Tioga, where Gene Autry was born.
2 Brother of Jimmie Dean.
3 He used four different horses during his westerns: War Paint, White Cloud, Copper and Flash.
4 He wrote some notable songs, such as "One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart" and "Hillbilly Heaven".
5 Was a founding member of the Academy of Country Music and an officer for more than 10 years.
6 Received the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music.
7 Recieved a star on the Palm Springs Walk Of Fame [March 1999]
8 Singing cowboy.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Colorado Serenade 1946 Eddie Dean
The Caravan Trail 1946 Eddie Dean
Romance of the West 1946 Eddie Dean
Song of Old Wyoming 1945 Eddie Reed
Wildfire 1945 Sheriff Johnny Deal
Harmony Trail 1944 Marshal Eddie Dean
King of the Cowboys 1943 Lawman Tex (uncredited)
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard 1943 Clark, Winslow's Aide [Chs. 2-3, 9, 12-13] (uncredited)
Arizona Stage Coach 1942 Henchman (uncredited)
Gang Busters 1942 Blair - Police Lab Technician [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Stagecoach Express 1942 Henchman Randall (uncredited)
Raiders of the West 1942 Pete - Henchman in Duke's Office (uncredited)
The Lone Rider and the Bandit 1942 First Miner
West of Cimarron 1941 Rebel Rider (uncredited)
Fighting Bill Fargo 1941 Leader - Eddie Dean Trio (uncredited)
Sierra Sue 1941 Jerry Willis - Pilot
Gauchos of El Dorado 1941 Henchman (uncredited)
Down Mexico Way 1941 Barbeque Guest (uncredited)
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail 1941 Murdered Guard (uncredited)
Sunset in Wyoming 1941 Cowhand (uncredited)
Kansas Cyclone 1941 Henchman Pete (uncredited)
Pals of the Pecos 1941 Slender Henchman in Barroom Brawl (uncredited)
A Man Betrayed 1941 Elmer, the Ice Man (uncredited)
Trail of the Silver Spurs 1941 Stoner
Rollin' Home to Texas 1940 Sheriff Eddie Dean
Oklahoma Renegades 1940 Veteran Jack
Stagecoach War 1940 Guitar Player
The Golden Trail 1940 Henchman Bart
Hidden Gold 1940 Logan
The Light of Western Stars 1940 Nels
The Showdown 1940 Marshal
Knights of the Range 1940 Cowhand Skyler (uncredited)
Santa Fe Marshal 1940 Town Marshal
The Llano Kid 1939 Gambler (uncredited)
Rovin' Tumbleweeds 1939 Cowhand Singer (uncredited)
Law of the Pampas 1939 Curly (Naples in credits)
Range War 1939 Pete
Renegade Trail 1939 Singing Cowhand Red
The Lone Ranger Rides Again 1939 Cooper (uncredited)
Western Jamboree 1938 Thompson (uncredited)
The Beverly Hillbillies 1963 TV Series Sergeant Dean / 1st Policeman
The Night Rider 1962 TV Short Tim Dawson
The Marshal of Gunsight Pass 1950 TV Series Marshal Eddie Dean / Marshal
The Tioga Kid 1948 Clip Mason aka The Tioga Kid Eddie Dean
The Hawk of Powder River 1948 Deputy Marshal Eddie Dean
The Westward Trail 1948 Eddie Dean
Tornado Range 1948 Eddie Dean
Check Your Guns 1948 Eddie Dean
Shadow Valley 1947 Eddie Dean
Black Hills 1947 Eddie Dean
West to Glory 1947 Eddie Dean
Range Beyond the Blue 1947 Eddie Dean
Wild Country 1947 Marshal Eddie Dean
Wild West 1946 Eddie Dean
Stars Over Texas 1946 Eddie Dean
Driftin' River 1946 Eddie Dean
Down Missouri Way 1946 Mortimer
Tumbleweed Trail 1946 Eddie Dean

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976 performer: "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch", "Moseyin' Along"
The Porter Wagoner Show 1966-1974 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nashville Rebel 1966 writer: "Hillbilly Heaven"
The Night Rider 1962 TV Short performer: "Don't Take Your Guns To Town", "Night Herding Song Move Slow, Little Dogies, Move Slow" - uncredited
Ranch Party 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tioga Kid 1948 performer: "Driftin' River", "Way Back In Oklahoma", "Ain't No Gal Got A Brand On Me" / writer: "Way Back In Oklahoma"
The Hawk of Powder River 1948 "Black Hills", "Wild Country"
The Westward Trail 1948 performer: "Cathy", "It's Courtin' Time", "Westward Trail" / writer: "It's Courtin' Time", "Westward Trail"
Tornado Range 1948 performer: "Song of the Range", "Little Ranch Upon the Hill"
Check Your Guns 1948 performer: "God's Little Lanterns", "A Miserable Onery Coyote", "Moseyin' Along" / writer: "A Miserable Onery Coyote"
Shadow Valley 1947 performer: "Rose Ann of San Jose", "I'm Gonna Hang My Heart on the Hitchin' Post", "Cornbread Country"
Black Hills 1947 performer: "Black Hills", "Punchinello", "Let's Go Sparkin'" / writer: "Black Hills", "Let's Go Sparkin'"
West to Glory 1947 performer: "West To Glory", "Cry, Cry, Cry", "In the Shadow of the Mission" / writer: "West To Glory", "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Range Beyond the Blue 1947 performer: "West of the Pecos", "Range Beyond the Blue", "Pony With the Uncombed Hair" / writer: "Range Beyond the Blue", "Pony With the Uncombed Hair"
Wild Country 1947 performer: "Wild Country", "Saddle With a Golden Horn", "Ain't No Gal Got a Brand On Me" / writer: "Wild Country"
Out California Way 1946 lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Cowboy"
Wild West 1946 performer: "Journey's End", "Ride on the Tide of a Song", "I Can Tell By the Stars", "Elmer, The Knock-Kneed Cowboy" / writer: "Elmer, The Knock-Kneed Cowboy"
Stars Over Texas 1946 performer: "Stars Over Texas", "Sands of the Old Rio Grande", "Fifteen Hundred and One Miles of Heaven" / writer: "Stars Over Texas", "Sands of the Old Rio Grande", "Fifteen Hundred and One Miles of Heaven"
Driftin' River 1946 performer: "Way Back in Oklahoma", "Driftin River" / writer: "Way Back in Oklahoma"
Down Missouri Way 1946 performer: "Old Missouri Hayride"
Tumbleweed Trail 1946 performer: "Tumbleweed Trail", "Lonesome Cowboy", "Careless Darlin'" / writer: "Tumbleweed Trail", "Lonesome Cowboy"
Colorado Serenade 1946 performer: "Riding On Top of the Mountain", "Western Lullaby", "Ridin' Down To Rawhide", "Home on the Range" / writer: "Riding On Top of the Mountain", "Western Lullaby"
The Caravan Trail 1946 performer: "Wagon Wheels", "You're Too Pretty To Be Lonesome", "Crazy Cowboy Song"
Romance of the West 1946 performer: "Ridin' the Trail To Dreamland", "Love Song of the Waterfall", "Indian Dawn"
Song of Old Wyoming 1945 "My Herdin' Song", "Wild Prairie Rose" / performer: "Hills of Old Wyoming", "My Herdin' Song", "Wild Prairie Rose"
Wildfire 1945 performer: "On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan", "By the Sleepy Rio Grande" / writer: "On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan"
Harmony Trail 1944 lyrics: "Boogie Woogie Cowboy" / writer: "On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan"
I'm from Arkansas 1944 writer: "Don't Turn Me Down Little Darlin'"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music of the West: A Tribute to America's Singing Cowboys 1993 TV Movie Himself
This Is Your Life 1987 TV Special Himself
Ranch Party 1957 TV Series Himself - Singer
Town Hall Party 1952 TV Series Himself
Varieties on Parade 1951 Himself
Screen Snapshots: My Pal, Ringeye 1947 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs 2000 TV Movie documentary
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976
The Gabby Hayes Show 1956 TV Series Eddie Dean

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards


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