Fred Fisher (September 3, 1875 – January 14, 1942) was a German-born American songwriter and Tin Pan Alley music publisher. Fisher founded Fred Fisher Music Publishing Company in 1907. He was born as Albert von Breitenbach in Cologne. After visiting the United States in 1892, he immigrated in 1900, where Show more...
he assumed the name Fred Fischer — Friedrich for its Germanic strength and Fischer from a sign he read on a passing truck. With the onslaught of World War I, he decided Fischer was too Germanic so he modified it to Fisher.
Fred Fisher died in Manhattan, New York and was interred at Maimonides Cemetery in Brooklyn.
In 1914, Fred Fisher married Ana Fisher (née Davidovitch, later Anglicized as Davis; born 1896). Their sons and daughter – Daniel ("Danny"; 1920–2001), Marvin (1916–1993), and Doris (1915–2003) – also wrote songs professionally.
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