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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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Known For

Act One
Act One Composer
(1963)
Murder in A-Flat
Murder in A-Flat 'Skitch' Henderson - Gossip Columnist / Piano Player
(1952)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(1956-1959)

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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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Other Works:

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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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 239-240. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »

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