|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||in Palm Springs, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Leonard George Hayton|
Mini Bio (1)
Composer, MGM music director (1940-1953), conductor, arranger and pianist in the jazz groups of 'Frankie Trumbauer', Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and others. He was also with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. He also was music director for Lena Horne, his wife. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his popular-instrumental compositions included "Flying Fingers", "Mood Hollywood" and "Midnight Mood".
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|Lena Horne||(14 December 1947 - 24 April 1971) (his death)|
|Helen Maude Gifford (Bubs Gelderman)||(16 June 1935 - 6 October 1943) (her death)|