Mel Tormé (1925–1999)


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A professional singer at the age of three, Mel Torme was a genuine musical prodigy. As a teenager, he played the drums in Chico Marx's band and earned the nickname "The Velvet Fog" because of his smooth, mellow tenor voice. In the 1940s, he formed his own group, the Mel-Tones, one of the first jazz-influenced vocal groups. As a solo musician, he ... See full bio »

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Gangster Squad Soundtrack
(2013)
Dick Tracy Soundtrack
(1990)
The Iron Giant Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 2000 Bugs Bunny's Halloween Hijinks (Video short)
Daffy Duck
 1996 Sliders (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- Greatfellas (1996) ... Mel Tormé
 1995 The Magic of Christmas (TV Movie)
Host
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- The Jimmy (1995) ... Mel Tormé
 1994 Dave's World (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (1994) ... Mel Tormé
 1985-1992 Night Court (TV Series)
Mel Tormé / Herb
- Opportunity Knock Knocks: Part 1 (1992) ... Mel Tormé
- Shave and a Haircut (1992) ... Mel Tormé
- Santa on the Lam (1991) ... Mel Tormé
- Melvin and Harold (1990) ... Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
 1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters
Daffy Duck (singing voice)
 1988 The Night of the Living Duck (Short)
Daffy Duck (singing voice)
 1984 Webster (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- Burn-Out (1984) ... Mel Tormé
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- Hotel (1983) ... Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
 1982 Pray TV (TV Movie)
Mel Tormé
 1977 Land of No Return
Zak O'Brien
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
Cyclops
- $35 Will Fly You to the Moon (1974) ... Cyclops
 1971 It Was a Very Good Year (TV Series)
Host
- The Year 1919 (1971) ... Host
 1970 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Guest - Various Characters
- Lucille Ball and Mel Torme (1970) ... Guest - Various Characters
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Trevor (segment "Love and the Singles Apartment")
- Love and the Minister/Love and the Geisha/Love and the Singles Apartment (1970) ... Trevor (segment "Love and the Singles Apartment") (as Mel Torme)
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Harry Carter
- The Crowd Pleaser (1969) ... Harry Carter
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mort Binder
- Pineapple Rose (1968) ... Mort Binder
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jim
- The Handy Man (1968) ... Jim
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Jamey Burke
- The Frozen Image (1967) ... Jamey Burke
 1965-1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mel Tinker
- Lucy Puts Main Street on the Map (1967) ... Mel Tinker
- Main Street U.S.A. (1967) ... Mel Tinker
- Lucy in the Music World (1965) ... Mel Tinker
 1966 A Man Called Adam
Guest Singer at Party (as Mel Torme)
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Bert Snyder
- Moonlighting Becomes You (1965) ... Bert Snyder
 1964 Sommer-weekend (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #2.3 (1964) ... Singer
 1964 The Patsy
Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
 1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
John Fleck
- The Man Who Lived Twice (1960) ... John Fleck (as Mel Torme)
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Mel Tormé
- The Junket (1960) ... Mel Tormé
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon
The Deacon
 1959 Girls Town
Fred Alger (as Mel Torme)
 1959 The Big Operator
Fred McAfee
 1958 The Fearmakers
Barney Bond (as Mel Torme)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lester Hogarth
- The Comedian (1957) ... Lester Hogarth
 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Jazz Vocalist
- Lunch Box (1953) ... Guest Jazz Vocalist
 1950 Duchess of Idaho
Cyril
 1948 Words and Music
Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
 1947 Good News
Danny (as Mel Torme)
 1946 Night and Day
Drummer - 'Anything Goes' Rehearsal (uncredited)
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Dick's Buddy (uncredited)
 1946 Movieland Magic (Short)
Studio Tour Guide (uncredited)
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Mel Tormé - Drummer (uncredited)
 1945 Junior Miss
Sterling Brown
 1945 Let's Go Steady
Streak Edwards (as Mel Torme and the Meltones)
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
Ralph Cole (uncredited)
 1944 Pardon My Rhythm
Ricky O'Bannon
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Singer / Drummer (uncredited)
 1943 Higher and Higher
Marty (as Mel Torme)
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Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (199 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (143 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Composed the theme for the pilot of an adventure series called "Calhoun" starring Jackie Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mel & Janette | Mel Torme and the Meltones | Mel Torme | Mr. Mel Torme | Mr. Mel Tormé | Mel Torne

Spouse:

Ali Severson  (his death) | See more »

Children:

James Tormé | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have to confess that my way of singing is very much affected by my private life, or by anything that touches me personally. I am a man, not a machine. See more »

Trivia:

Was a major collector of firearms. See more »

Trademark:

Bow tie See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Butterscotch See more »

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