Hoagy Carmichael

  • Birth Name: Hoagland Howard Carmichael
  • Birth Place: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
  • Died: December 27, 1981
  • Profession: Composer, Bandleader, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • His first published song, "Riverboard Shuffle," written while he was in college, was recorded by Bix and the Wolverines in 1924.
  • Among his best-known compositions are "Stardust" (1927), "Georgia on My Mind" (1935) and "Heart and Soul" (1938).
  •  Author Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, described Bond as closely resembling Carmichael.
  • In the 1960s, starred in the weekly TV western Laramie and "guest-starred" in an episode of the cartoon series The Flintstones, contributing a song called "Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo."
  • Authored two autobiographies, The Stardust Road (1946) and Sometimes I Wonder (1965).

Awards

  • 1951, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Song): Winner
  • 1946, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Song): Nominee

Relationships

  • Lida Mary Robison Carmichael — Mother
  • Hoagy Bix Carmichael — Son
  • Georgia Carmichael Maxwell — Sister
  • Randy Bob Carmichael — Son
  • Joanne Carmichael — Sister
  • Howard Carmichael — Father
  • Ruth Meinardi — Ex-wife
  • Wanda McKay — Wife
  • Martha — Sister

College

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (BA, 1925); Indiana University, School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (1926)

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  • Birth Name: Hoagland Howard Carmichael
  • Birth Place: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
  • Died: December 27, 1981
  • Profession: Composer, Bandleader, Actor