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Thread #131180 Message #2956961
Posted By: Genie
02-Aug-10 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Mitch Miller-bandleader/music exec 1911-2010
Subject: RE: Obit: Mitch Miller, bandleader, music exec
I've known for several years now that he was still alive and nearing the century mark. It would've been cool if he'd made that milestone, but 99 years is a nice long run. Sadly, he lost his wife, Frances, in 2000, after 65 years together. Seems he had good contact with his kids, as he stayed in New York, where at least Margaret & her family live.
I hadn't known about his career as an oboist and orchestra member for Broadway shows, movies, and some major hit records. He's so often just remembered for his sing-along bandleading and his A & R work at Columbia.