Gus Edwards

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Birthday
18, 1879
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 7, 1945 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1879
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 7, 1945 (66)

About

Known for compositions such as Meet Me Under the Wisteria and In My Merry Oldsmobile. He was also a music publisher and vaudevillian.

Before Fame

He joined The Newsboys Quintet act after legendary vaudeville agent James Hyde saw him performing at Johnny Palmer's Gaiety Saloon in Brooklyn when he was 17.

Trivia

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

Family Life

He used to work in his family's cigar store. He married Lillian Boulanger in 1905.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Bing Crosby in the film The Star Maker from 1939.