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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Palm Springs, California, USA
Birth NameLeonard 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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Spouse (2)

Lena Horne (14 December 1947 - 24 April 1971) (his death)
Helen Maude Gifford (Bubs Gelderman) (16 June 1935 - 6 October 1943) (her death)

Trade Mark (1)

Captain's cap, rakishly tilted to one side

Trivia (3)

Had one of the first biracial marriages in Hollywood - to Lena Horne - for almost a quarter of a century, until his death in 1971.
Stepfather of Gail Lumet Buckley.
Grandstepfather of Amy Lumet and Jenny Lumet.

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