Stephen Foster Biography

Stephen Collins Foster, known as the "father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Old Black Joe," and "Beautiful Dreamer." Many of his compositions remain popular more than 150 years after he wrote them. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Stephen Foster
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Songwriter
Ethnicity:
Irish American
Date of Birth:
July 4, 1826
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
January 13, 1864
Age at Death:
37
Cause of Death:
Accident
Marriages
  • 1850-07-22
    Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stephen Foster Timeline
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