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Skitch Henderson (1918–2005)

Composer, conductor, band leader, arranger, pianist, jazz expert and accompanist to Judy Garland on tour, Skitch Henderson was educated at Juilliard and the University of Califonia and was a student of Malcolm Frost, Roger Aubert, Albert Coates, Fritz Reiner, and Arnold Schönberg. He was a pianist in dance bands, and then theater orchestras, and ... See full bio »

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Bandleader / Guest Host / Himself - Guest
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain
The Jack Paar Tonight Show
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself - Bandleader


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 1970 The Gifts (Documentary short)
 1963 Act One
 1961 Project XX (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Premier (1956)
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Album: Conducted the Leontyne Price-William Warfield studio recording of excerpts from "Porgy and Bess". NOTE: Price and Warfield had performed it together in Dallas, Texas and in the 1952 world tour, but Henderson did not conduct that production. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

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Currently the founder, music director, and conductor of the New York Pops in New York City. He founded the orchestra, which performs at Carnegie Hall, over 20 years ago, and continues to be its leader today. See more »

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