Broadcast: 28th January 1945
Added: Jan 28 2011
This is the story of Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) the composer of such great American tunes as Oh! Susanna (1848), De Camptown Races (1850) and Beautiful Dreamer (1862). Today we celebrate his success but in 1864 Foster died a pauper at the age of 38.
Written for radio by: Jean Holloway
Directed by: Richard Sanville