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Lennie Hayton

  • Birth 13 Feb 1908 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1971 Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Plains of Abraham, Lot 153, Plot 19
  • Memorial ID 12201

Composer. Born Leonard George Hayton in New York City, he was a composer best known for his song "Singin' in the Rain". He began his career in the 1920s, as a pianist in the jazz groups of Frankie Trumbauer, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and was MGM music director from 1940 to 1953. In 1947, he married actress-singer Lena Horne and also was her music director until his death. His other popular compositions included "Flying Fingers", "Mood Hollywood" and "Midnight Mood". He died in Palm Springs, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lennie Hayton (13 Feb 1908–24 Apr 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12201, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .