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 Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson

Original Name Lyle Russell Cedric
Birth
Halstad, Norman County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Nov 2005 (aged 87)
New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 12236762 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 2 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12236762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Skitch Henderson (27 Jan 1918–1 Nov 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12236762, citing Hunt Hill Farm Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .