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Skitch Henderson

Skitch HendersonAKA Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson

Born: 27-Jan-1918
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 1-Nov-2005
Location of death: New Milford, CT
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford, CT

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Original Tonight Show bandleader

Military service: Royal Air Force (1940-41, WWII); US Army Air Corps (1941-45, WWII, Pacific)

Wife: Faye Emerson (actress, m. 1950, div. 1957)
Wife: Ruth Einsiedel Michaels (fashion model, m. 7-Feb-1958, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Heidi Maria (m. William Hurt)
Son: Hans Christian (adopted)

    University: Juilliard School of Music

    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Tax Evasion 1974

    TELEVISION
    The Steve Allen Show Bandleader (1956-59)
    The Jack Paar Show Bandleader (1962)
    The Tonight Show Bandleader (1962-66)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (18-Nov-1971) · Himself


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