BirthdayNovember 6, 1877
BirthplaceCortland, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About William Dillon

    Full name: William Dillon
    Also known as: Dillon, William Austin, William Austin Dillon
    Professions: Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew

  2. William Dillon Known for

    Tin Pan Alley (1940), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), First and Last (1989), Show Business (1944)

  3. William Dillon Death information

    Died: Saturday, 1st of January, 1966 (Age: 88)

  4. William Dillon Biography

    William Austin Dillon (November 6, 1877–February 10, 1966) was an American songwriter and Vaudevillian. He is best known as the lyricist for the song "I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)" (1911), written in collaboration with Harry Von Tilzer. It can be heard in Show Business (1944) and The Jolson Story (1946). He was born in Cortland, New York and performed at some point in Vaudeville with his brothers John and Harry. He billed his own act as the "man of a thousand songs".He quit vaudeville around 1912 after injuries suffered in a car accident. Dillon died in Ithaca, New York on February 10, 1966.

  5. William Dillon Family

    Spouse: Georgia Leola Head

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