Carmichael, Hoagy, 1899-1981

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Birth 1899-11-22
Death 1981-12-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana, November 22, 1899, the son of Howard Clyde and Lida Mary (Robinson) Carmichael. He earned a LLB from Indiana University in 1926, and married Ruth Mary Meinardi on March 14, 1936. He was the composer of many hit songs, namely Stardust (1927), and became the star of both his own radio program (Tonight at Hoagy's) and his own television show (Saturday Night Review). His acting credits include the films To Have and to Have Not, Johnny Angel, Canyon Passage, The Best Years of our Lives, Young Man with a Horn, and Night Song. His memoirs are titled The Stardust Road (New York, Rinehart and Company, Inc., [1946]).

From the guide to the Carmichael mss., 1921-1955, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington))

Composer, radio artist, recording artist, and writer for Broadway shows and motion pictures.

From the description of Papers, 1921-1955. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41167780

A native of Bloomington, Ind., Carmichael became an internationally known songwriter and musician. He is best remembered for popular tunes like "Stardust," "Lazybones," and "Georgia on My Mind."

From the description of Carmichael-Hangary correspondence, 1969-1972. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 36828708

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