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Beth Slater Whitson

Beth Slater Whitson

Real Name:Beth Slater Whitson
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American lyricist, poet and short story author.
Born December 1, 1879 in Goodrich Tennessee, USA.
Died April 26, 1930 (aged 50) in Nashville Tennessee, USA.

Whitson composed lyrics to over 400 songs but is best remembered for the songs "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" (1909) and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (1910). Both of the songs became some of the largest selling songs in sheet music and both hit #1 on the U.S. charts, "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" in 1910 by Henry Burr and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" in 1911 by The Peerless Quartet. Whitson wrote the lyrics to both songs and Leo Friedman composed the music. Both of the songs also charted three times between 1910 and 1962. Whitson charted to #4 in 1911 with the song "Don't Wake Me Up, I'm Dreaming" by Walter Van Brunt (co-written by Herbert Ingraham).
One of her stories, “The Knitter Of Liege” was named as a National top fifty short story for the year 1916. Whitson's stories were published in many magazines in the 1910's.

In 1913, Whitson and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she and her sister, Alice, continued to write.

Sites:Wikipedia , Imdb , chapter16.org , adp.library.ucsb.edu
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