Fred Fisher was born in Cologne, Germany on September 30, 1875. After being educated in Germany, he served in the Germany Navy and later was part of the French Foreign Legion.
Fisher moved to the United States in 1900. He began his songwriting career in Chicago and then moved to New York City where he found work on Tin Pan Alley first as a manager at the publishing firm Harms & Co. and later with Leo Feist & Co. He later formed his own publishing film.
In the early 1900s, Fisher wrote background scores for silent films and later wrote songs for talkies. He also contributed special material for vaudeville and night club acts.
Collaborating with songwriters such as Grant Clarke, Joe McCarthy, Billy Rose, Alfred Bryan, Doris Fisher (daughter) and Billy Hill, Fisher wrote such hits as Peg o My Heart, Dardanella, Chicago, Daddy, Youve Been a Mother to Me, Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, Ireland Must Be Heaven, Every Little Bit Helps, My Brudda Sylvest, That Red Head Gal, If the Man in the Moon Were a Loon, Make Me Love You Like I Never Loved Before, I Dont Want Your Kisses if I Cant Have Your Love, Im All Dressed Up with a Broken Heart, They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me, Theres a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl, Oui, Oui, Marie, Theres a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway, Gee, But Its Great to Meet a Friend from Your Home Town, Lorraine, My Beautiful Alsace Lorraine, Fifty Million Frenchmen Cant Be Wrong, Happy Days and Lonely Nights, Blue is the Night, Your Feets too Big, Whispering Grass, You Cant Get along With Em or Without Em, I Found a Rose in the Devils Garden, And the Band Played On, There Aint No Sweet Man thats Worth the Salt of My tears, I Want You to Want Me to Want you, Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?, When I Get You Alone Tonight, Any Little Girl thats a Nice Little Girl, Theres a Little Spark of Love Still Burning, Im on My Way to Mandalay and Siam.
Fred Fisher died in New York City on January 14, 1942. He was the father of three children, Doris, Dan and Marvin.
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