Joseph McCarthy

Real Name:
Thomas Joseph McCarthy
American Tin Pan Alley lyricist, b. September 27, 1885 in Somerville, Massachusetts – died December 18, 1943 in New York City. He was also an author and charter member / director of ASCAP. Amongst his most famous songs are "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" and "You Made Me Love You".

Father of Joseph McCarthy, Jr. (a.k.a.Joseph Allen McCarthy), who was also an American lyricist. For credits to the son, use Joseph McCarthy, Jr..


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May 30, 2013
Joseph McCarthy and Joseph Allen McCarthy are father and son.
The father, Joseph McCarthy born September 27, 1885 died December 18, 1943, according to IMDB his name at birth is Thomas Joseph McCarthy.
The son Joseph Allen McCarthy was also a songwriter and married actress Veronica Lake. The songs Joseph Allen McCarthy is known for were written in the 1950's after his father had died.