Claude Thornhill

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Birthday
10, 1908
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 1, 1965 (56)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1908
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jul 1, 1965 (56)

About

Remembered for his many compositions, including 'I Wish I Had You,' which was recorded by Billie Holiday and Fats Waller. Other works he wrote include 'Let's Go,' 'Shore Roads,' and 'Memory Of An Island.'

Before Fame

He began studying at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music when he was 16. He also began collaborating with clarinetist Artie Shaw around the same time.

Trivia

His composition 'Snowfall' became a standard and was recorded by numerous groups and artists, including Henry Mancini, Glenn Miller, Billy Vaughn, Skitch Henderson, Dick Hyman, and John Williams.

Family Life

He married actress Ruth Thornhill. His mother Maude was a choir conductor.

Associated With

He was musical director for Tony Bennett during the mid-1950s.

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