Musician and singer who composed several of her most memorable songs like I Dream of You and Cradle Song under the name Bernard Haigh.
She started her career in the early 1920s and applied to join and be represented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers shortly thereafter.
She composed some 100 pieces of music over the course of her career.
She was born and raised in Decoria Township, Minnesota. She married a doctor named John Milton Edwards, and when he died she became a single mother.
She and Real Housewife Kandi Burruss were both selected to join ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.