Melvin Howard Torme - Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
N 34° 03.519 W 118° 26.444
11S E 367037 N 3769595
Quick Description: Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mel Torme (also known as The Velvet Fog) was a professional singer at age three.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2010 8:54:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WQC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
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Long Description:
Mel Torme was a genuine musical prodigy. As a teenager, he played the drums in Chico Marx's band and earned the nickname "The Velvet Fog" because of his smooth, mellow high baritone voice.

In the 1940s he formed his own group, the Mel-Tones, one of the first jazz-influenced vocal groups.

As a solo musician, he had a number one hit in 1949 called "Careless Love, " and several lesser hits. He also acted in films and wrote several books, including biographies of Judy Garland and Buddy Rich.

He suffered a stroke on August 8, 1996.
Description:
Torme's career included some songwriting, too. One of his most well-known compositions, "The Christmas Song, " was written in midsummer as Torme relaxed by the pool.





The Cemetery is located at:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village‎
1218 Glendon A


Date of birth: 9/13/1925

Date of death: 6/5/1999

Area of notoriety: Entertainment

Marker Type: Horizontal Marker

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 9 - 6 Monday - Saturday and Closed Sunday

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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