Eddie Dean (9 July 1907 – 4 March 1999) was a singer and actor of the genus western American nationality, whom Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and considered the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was especially known for the song “I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven” (1955), which was a great success in 1961 from the hand of Tex Ritter. Early His real name was Edgar Dean Glossup, and was born in the rural community of Posey, Hopkins County, Texas. His father was master, and was that encouraged his son to start a professional career as a singer. At the age of 16 Dean was acting on the circuit of the southern Gospel (Southern gospel) with Vaughan and V.O. Stamps quartets. Dean and his brother, Jimmie Dean, moved to Chicago, Illinois, acting in the National Barn Dance station WLS radio programme. In addition, worked in Yankton, South Dakota station. In 1934 Dean made his first film role, of Sam in Manhattan Love Song. In 1937 Dean settled in Hollywood, California and began appearing in westerns, often alongside Roscoe Ates (1894-1962), who played Soapy Jones. Many of the leading roles of Dean were the uncredited.