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 Ernest Roland Ball

Ernest Roland Ball

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 May 1927 (aged 48)
Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 109
Memorial ID 1300 · View Source
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Songwriter. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his career singing and playing piano at the Union Square Theater, New York in 1904. In 1905, he wrote the song "Will You Love Me in December, As You Did in May?" which became a national hit. His many compositions included "Mother Machree", "Love Me and the World Is Mine", "Let the Rest of the World Go By" and the ever popular "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", which has sold over 25 million copies of sheet music. He died of heart disease in Santa Ana, California, while on a vaudeville tour. In 1970, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Roland Ball (28 Jul 1878–3 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1300, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .