Fred Fisher

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Date of Birth September 3, 1875
Place of Birth Germany
Date of Death Jan 14, 1942 (66)
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Fred Fisher was a German-born American songwriter and Tin Pan Alley music publisher.

Birth name: Alfred Breitenbach
Also known as: Fred Fischer
Born: Sept 3, 1875, Cologne, Germany
Died: Jan 14, 1942, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s): Songwriter, music publisher
Years active: 1900s–1940
Associated acts: Joseph McCarthy

About Fred Fisher

Wrote Come Josephine In My Flying Machine and That's When Your Heartaches Begin. He founded Fred Fisher Music Publishing Company.

Before Fame

He served in the German Navy.


He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame almost 30 years after his death.

Family Life

He married wife Ana in 1914. The couple had three children together.


His song That's When Your Heartaches Begin was recorded by Elvis Presley.

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