Skitch Henderson

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Birthday
27, 1918
Birthplace
Halstad, MN
Death Date
Nov 1, 2005 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1918
Birthplace
Halstad, MN
Death Date
Nov 1, 2005 (87)

About

Bandleader on The Tonight Show in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the recipient of the Handel Medallion from the City of New York for his contribution to New York City culture.

Before Fame

He would play local taverns with accomplished singers accompanying him.

Trivia

He helped teach Judy Garland how to sing "Over the Rainbow."

Family Life

He married Faye Emerson in 1950, then, after their divorce in 1957, he married Ruth Einseidel Michaels on February 7, 1958.

Associated With

In 1937, he accompanied Mickey Rooney on an MGM promotional tour.

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