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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael

  • Born on
    • November 22nd, 1899
  • Died on
    • December 27th, 1981
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hoagy Carmichael was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul", four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. American composer and author Alec Wilder wrote of Carmichael in American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900–1950 that he was the "most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented" of the hundreds of writers composing pop songs in the first half of the 20th century.

Filmography

Acting (10 Credits)

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1959Laramie as Jonesy
1952The Las Vegas Story as Happy
1952Belles on Their Toes as Thomas George Bracken
1950Young Man with a Horn as Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby
1947Night Song as Chick Morgan
1946Canyon Passage as Hi Linnet
1946The Best Years of Our Lives as Butch Engle
1945Johnny Angel as Celestial O'Brien
1944To Have and Have Not as Cricket
1937Topper as Hoagy - Piano Player (uncredited)

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