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Vic Mizzy

Vic MizzyAKA Victor Mizzy

Born: 9-Jan-1916
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 17-Oct-2009
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Addams Family theme

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

In the 1930s and 1940s, Vic Mizzy wrote a number of hit songs, including My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time (a Doris Day hit in 1945), the novelty tune With a Hey and a Hi and a Ho-Ho-Ho (often sung by Louis Prima), No Bout Adout It, and a number of others. But it is for his television themes that he is most known. His music for The Addams Family (1964-66), with snapping fingers and Mizzy's own triple-dubbed voice, is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever created for the medium. One year later, he wrote the theme to Green Acres (1965-70), also in perpetual reruns. As Mizzy had the foresight to retain ownership over the Addams Family theme, he received considerable royalties for the remainder of his life. Additional work includes a number of movie scores, including five Don Knotts films. Mizzy died in Los Angeles at age 93.

Wife: Mary Small (singer, two children)
Daughter: Patty Keeler

    University: New York University

    Songwriters Guild of America VP

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