Fred Fisher (September 30, 1875 ? January 14, 1942) was an American songwriter.
Fisher was born in Cologne, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1900. His first hit was "If the Man In the Moon Were a Coon" in 1906 The song combined two then-popular song themes, Moon songs and Coon songs. On a number of his songs, he collaborated with Alfred Bryan.
Fisher's hits included "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine", "Peg O' My Heart", "They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me", "Dardanella", "Chicago", "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" (an Ink Spots tune recorded in 1957 by Elvis) and "Your Feet's Too Big'.
Fred Fisher died in New York City. His sons Dan and Marvin and daughter Doris Fisher also wrote songs professionally.
The film Oh You Beautiful Doll (1949) is a fictionalized Hollywood biography featuring many of his tunes.
Fred Fisher is an inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (inducted in 1970).
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