Vic Mizzy

Vic Mizzy

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 17 Oct 2009 (aged 93)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 43322525 · View Source
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Composer. He wrote the themes for the 1960s television hits "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres". Raised in Brooklyn, Mizzy played the piano from an early age, attended New York University, appeared on "Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour", and joined Irving Taylor in producing his first published song, "Your Heart Rhymes With Mine". He served four years in the Navy during WWII, then returned to composing, partnering with Taylor and with Mann Curtis to create "Three Little Sisters", "The Jones Boy", "Take It Easy", and several other works. Mizzy broke into television in 1960 when he wrote the music for "Moment of Fear"; after composing for such fare as "The Richard Boone Show" and "Klondike", he found perhaps his most remembered work when he mixed a harpsichord with snapping fingers and his own vocals (Filmways refused to pay for singers) to provide an offbeat theme for the macabre comedy "The Addams Family", which ran from 1964 to 1966. He went on to use a bass harmonica and quirky vocals for the 1965 to 1971 "Green Acres". Further television contributions included "The Pruitts of Southampton" and the "Don Rickles Show", while he also composed for a number of movies such as "The Shakiest Gun in the West" and "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken". Mizzy continued working until the end of his life; of the financial success "The Addams Family" brought him he once said: "Two finger-snaps and you live in Bel-Air".

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Added: 19 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43322525
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vic Mizzy (9 Jan 1916–17 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43322525, citing Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .