Hoagy Carmichael

Bandleader, Composer

1899 – 1981

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Who was Hoagy Carmichael?

"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.

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Born
Nov 22, 1899
Bloomington
Also known as
  • Hoagland Howard Carmichael
  • Howard Hoagland Carmichael
  • Hoagy Charmichael
  • Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Lived in
  • Bloomington
Died
Dec 27, 1981
Rancho Mirage
Resting place
Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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