Conductor Mitch Miller Dies At Age 99 (Video)

Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to “Sing Along With Mitch” on television and records, has died at age 99. His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, says her father died in New York City after a short illness.

Miller was a key record executive at Columbia Records in the pre-rock ‘n’ roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett.

“Sing Along With Mitch” started as a series of records, then became a popular NBC show starting in early 1961. Miller’s stiff-armed conducting style and signature goatee became famous.
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  1. DALE EASTMAN says:

    Yes i lived in Des Moines Iowa i grew up there when i was 6yrs old ued to watch mitch miller me and my dad back in 1959. He was very entertaining. I will miss him for sure

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