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Mort Lindsey
Birth: Mar. 21, 1923
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 4, 2012
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Conductor, Composer. Best remembered for his collaborations with Judy Garland. Born Morton Lippman to Russian-Jewish parents, he acquired his musical skills while a child, as he was trained in classical piano and as his talents developed, he attained his BA and Doctorate in Musical Education from Columbia University. His studies yielded for a period, while he served with the US Army Air Force during World War II. He launched his career during the late 1940s as a staff pianist with NBC and around this time, changed his last name to Lindsey. He had already served as conductor for Pat Boone's TV series (1957), when he began his pairing with Judy Garland in 1961 who was in the process of reviving her career following personal issues. The first result of their association together yielded "Judy at Carnegie", a collection of songs recorded live from her Carnegie Hall performance during the Spring of 1961. For this, they earned multiple Grammy Awards leading to Garland's return as one of the top entertainers of the industry. Until Garland's death in 1969, Lindsey remained with her as conductor and accompanied her on stage performances roughly 150 times. Among his other Television accomplishments include serving as conductor on Merv Griffin's series for which he garnered two Emmy Award nominations. Lindsey received an Emmy Award for "A Happening in Central Park" (1969). (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
Westlake Village
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89958299
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4 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: May. 4, 2016
On your 93rd birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Mar. 21, 2016
Thank you for your service and the wonderful music!
- Choir Director
 Added: May. 14, 2015
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