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Mitchell Parish

AKA Michael Hyman Pashelinsky

Born: 10-Jul-1900
Birthplace: Lithuania [1]
Died: 31-Mar-1993
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Volare


[1] Many reliable sources, including David Ewen, American Songwriters, and David A. Jasen, Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song‎, state that he was born in Shreveport. Others, notably Stephen Holden, "Mitchell Parish, 92, the Lyricist of Star Dust and Volare, Dies", The New York Times, 2 April 1993, state that he was born in Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire), and came to the United States prior to his first birthday.

Father: Meyer Pashelinsky
Mother: Rose Rosenstock
Wife: Mollie (m. 1922, one son, one daughter)
Son: Lawrence
Daughter: Ricky

    University: Columbia University (dropped out)
    University: BA, New York University (1950)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society 1949
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972


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