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Mitchell Ayres
Birth: 1909
Death: 1969

Orchestra Conductor. Born Mitchell Agress in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was a violinist whom started his own orchestra as a front man in the 1930s. Performing in ballrooms around the country, he was known for specializing in novelty numbers and swing versions of the classics. His most memorable hit was ''On Treasure Island'', which featured singers such as Maryann Mercer, Tommy Taylor and Meredith Blake. The orchestra also appeared in three movies in the early 1940s before disbanding. He became the musical director for Columbia Records in the early 1950s and worked on several television programs including "The Perry Como Show", "TV's Top Tunes" and "The Hollywood Palace". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Georgeanna Louise Ayres (1917 - 1969)*
 
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Cause of death: Hit by a car in Las Vegas while crossing the street with his wife.
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Remembrance, #1448
 
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Record added: Jul 08, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10378
Mitchell Ayres
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Mitchell Ayres
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Mitchell Ayres
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Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace Mitchell Ayres.
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