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Hoagy Carmichael (Hoagland Howard Carmichael)

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Biography

Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Award-winning songwriter ("Stardust", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Georgia on My Mind"), composer, pianist, actor and singer, educated at Indiana University (LL.B). He played piano in the college bands, and later gave up a law practise for a career in songwriting. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief musical collaborators included Mitchell Parish, Stuart Gorrell, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Lerner, Stanley Adams, Edward Heyman, Paul Francis Webster, Jack Brooks, Ned Washington, and Jo Trent.

His autobiographies are "The Stardust Road" and "Sometimes I Wonder". Read more...

Actor

Character: Hoagy - Piano Player

Topper 1937

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Character: Himself

Lazybones 1941

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Character: Celestial O'Brien

Johnny Angel 1945

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Character: Butch Engle

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946

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Character: Hi Linnet

Canyon Passage 1946

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Character: Willie 'Smoke' Willoughby

Young Man with a Horn 1950

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Character: Thomas George Bracken

Belles on Their Toes 1952

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Character: Himself - Composer

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Singer

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: 'Jango' Jordan

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Himself

Telephone Time 1956

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Character: Himself - Host

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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