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 Mitchell Ayres

Mitchell Ayres

Birth
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 5 Sep 1969 (aged 59)
Winchester, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Remembrance, #1448
Memorial ID 10378 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 8 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mitchell Ayres (24 Dec 1909–5 Sep 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10378, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .