Hoagy Carmichael

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Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Dec 27, 1981 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Dec 27, 1981 (82)

About

Pianist and singer who composed many classic songs, including "Star Dust" and "Heart and Soul."

Before Fame

He worked in construction, at a bicycle chain factory, and at a slaughterhouse to help with his family's finances.

Trivia

Ray Charles performed a cover in the 1960s of Carmichael's song "Georgia On My Mind."

Family Life

He married Ruth Meinardi on March 14, 1937; after their divorce in 1955, he remarried Wanda McKay on May 20, 1977.

Associated With

He did a collaboration with Louis Armstrong on the song "Rockin' Chair."