Archie Bleyer


Birthday June 12, 1909

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Mar 20, 1989 (79)

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American composer and bandleader remembered for his recordings like Hernando's Hideaway and The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, both released in 1954.

Before Fame

He enrolled at Colombia University to study electrical engineering, but switched his focus to music as a sophomore.


He was the musical director for TV and radio personality Arthur Godfrey from 1946 to 1953.

Family Life

His wife, Janet, was a native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Associated With

He founded Cadence Records, which signed artists like Vaughn Meader.