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Paul Dresser (1857–1906)

Composer, songwriter ("My Gal Sal", "On the Banks of the Wabash" [the official Indiana state song]), author, actor, singer, publisher and producer, educated at St. Meinrad's in Switz City, Indiana during training for the priesthood. He joined a medicine show at 16, then toured in vaudeville as a singer and monologist. In 1885, he was the 'end man'... See full bio »

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Known For

My Gal Sal Soundtrack
(1942)
A Son of the Plains Soundtrack
(1931)
(1997)
Våld Soundtrack
(1955)

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 2011 Jussi i våra hjärtan (Documentary) (lyrics: "On the Banks of the Wabash (Far Away)") / (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash (Far Away)")
 2008 Everlasting Moments (writer: "Barndomshemmet")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (lyrics: "On the Banks of the Wabash") / (music: "On the Banks of the Wabash")
 1982 Brusten himmel (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash (Far Away)")
 1971 Wake in Fright (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Duke Slater, Night Club Comic (1966) ... (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Magic of Three (1958) ... (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
- Ricky, the Drummer (1957) ... (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (music: "My Heart Still Clings to the Old First Love" - uncredited)
 1955 Våld (music: "On the Banks of the Wabash (Far Away)")
 1954 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.9 (1954) ... (writer: "On The Banks Of The Wabash, Far Away")
 1946 The Jolson Story (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash" - uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal (writer: "I'SE YOUR HONEY IF YOU WANTS ME, LIZA JANE", "COME TELL ME WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER, YES OR NO", "THE CONVICT AND THE BIRD", "ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH", "MR. VOLUNTEER", "MY GAL SAL")
 1940 Melody Ranch (lyrics: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited) / (music: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack (lyrics: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited) / (music: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited)
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze (lyrics: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited) / (music: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited)
 1934 It's a Gift (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited)
 1934 Very Close Veins (Short) (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1933 The Bowery (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1932 Frisco Jenny (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1932 Virtue (writer: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell (lyrics: "On the banks of the Wabash Far Away" - uncredited) / (music: "On the banks of the Wabash Far Away" - uncredited)
 1932 Panama Flo (music: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1931 Suicide Fleet (writer: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1931 A Son of the Plains (writer: "On the Banks of the Wabash")
 1930 My Gal Sal (Short) (writer: "My Gal Sal")
 1930 The Music Racket (Short) (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1930 The Florodora Girl (lyrics: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited) / (music: "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (1897) - uncredited)
 1929 Flight (lyrics: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited) / (music: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
 1929/II The Opry House (Short) (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1928 The Foys for Joys (Short) (writer: "My Gal Sal" - uncredited)
 1927 The Jazz Singer (writer: "My Gal Sal" (1905) - uncredited)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. See more »

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