Ernest Ball

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Birthday
22, 1878
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 3, 1927 (48)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1878
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 3, 1927 (48)

About

Best known for composing the song When Irish Eyes Are Smiling in 1912 even though he was not of Irish heritage.

Before Fame

He studied music at the Cleveland Conservatory.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

His life was dramatized in Irish Eyes Are Smiling from 1944, starring Dick Haymes and June Haver.

Associated With

His song When Irish Eyes Are Smiling was covered by Bing Crosby.