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Mitch Miller (I) (1911–2010)


A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a classically trained oboist, Mitch Miller first entered the pop music scene in 1948 at Mercury Records, where he guided such acts as Vic Damone, Frankie Laine and Patti Page to success. In 1950 he was lured by Goddard Lieberson to Columbia Records as that label's A&R director, where he made stars out ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 99) in New York, New York, USA

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Known For

The Longest Day Music Department
(1962)
Piranha 3D Soundtrack
(2010)
28 Days Soundtrack
(2000)
W. Soundtrack
(2008)

Filmography

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 1994 Nobody's Fool (musician: "Silver Bells")
 1965/I Harlow (orchestrator)
 1962 The Longest Day (music arranger: thematic music)
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Command (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1933 Lot in Sodom (Short) (musician: oboe - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: Sing along with Mitch at the Conn Organ. New York: Remick Music Corporation. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Frances Alexander  (her death)  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[When asked his opinion, in the early 1960s, of rock music] It's not a music, it's a disease.

Trivia:

In March 1950, he leads his orchestra for the American version of the French song "Mais qu'est-ce que j'ai ?" which was written in 1947 by Henri Betti (music) and Édith Piaf (lyrics). The English lyrics were written by Harold Rome and the title song became "What Can I Do ?". The recording took place in Chicago and the song was sung by Maddy Russell. See more »

Nickname:

The Beard

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