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Skitch Henderson
Original name: Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson
Birth: Jan. 27, 1918
Halstad
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 2005
New Milford
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Band Leader, Conductor. Grammy Award-winning conductor and founder of the New York Pops. He was also the first band leader of TV's "Tonight" show. His nickname, "Skitch," shortened from "the sketch kid," was given to him by actor-crooner Bing Crosby
 
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 Spouse:
  Ruth Einsiedel Henderson (1930 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Natural causes
 
Burial:
Hunt Hill Farm
New Milford
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Specifically: Private property burial
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: Nov 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12236762
Skitch Henderson
Added by: Anonymous
 
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Happy Birthday. Thank you for the memories. .......................
- a sincere fan
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
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