Fred Raymond (Composer)
Born: 20th April 1900, Vienna, Austria
Died: 10th January 1954, Überlingen, Germany
Fred Raymond aka Raimund Friedrich Vesely was an Austrian composer.
Raymond, born in Vienna, was the third child (after two daughters) of Vinzenz Vesely, an employee of the Austrian state railway system, and his wife Henriette, née Dluhos. Both parents were of Czech descent. They intended their son to study mining after high school, and pursure a career in the civil service. After the premature death of both his parents, Raymond studied at a commercial academy and trained as a banker.