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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy CarmichaelAKA Hoagland Howard Carmichael

Born: 22-Nov-1899
Birthplace: Bloomington, IN
Died: 27-Dec-1981
Location of death: Rancho Mirage, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Star Dust

Authored a number of classic "standards", including "Stardust", "Skylark", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Georgia on My Mind", "Rockin' Chair", "Lazy River", "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", and "Heart and Soul."


[1] Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Father: Howard Clyde Carmichael
Mother: Lida Mary Robison
Wife: Ruth Meinardi (model, m. 14-Mar-1936, div. 1955, two sons)
Son: Hoagy Bix
Son: Randy
Wife: Dorothy Wanda McKay (actress, m. 20-Jun-1977, until his death)

    University: BA, Indiana University Bloomington (1925)
    Law School: LLB, Indiana University Bloomington (1926)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1720 Vine Street (television)
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1951, for "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Kappa Sigma Fraternity

    TELEVISION
    Laramie Jonesy (1959-60)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Timberjack (4-Feb-1955)
    Belles on Their Toes (2-May-1952)
    The Las Vegas Story (1-Jan-1952) · Happy
    Young Man with a Horn (9-Feb-1950) · Smoke Willoughby
    Johnny Holiday (18-Nov-1949)
    Night Song (10-Nov-1947) · Chick
    The Best Years of Our Lives (21-Nov-1946) · Butch Engle
    Canyon Passage (17-Jul-1946) · Hi Linnet
    Johnny Angel (25-Oct-1945) · Celestial O'Brien
    To Have and Have Not (11-Oct-1944) · Cricket

Author of books:
The Stardust Road (1946, autobiography)
Sometimes I Wonder (1965, autobiography)


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