Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy


Victor Mizzy (9 January 1916, Brooklyn, N.Y. – 17 October 2009, Beverly Hills, Calif.) was an American composer for television and movies.

Mr. Mizzy attended New York University. As a child, he played accordion and piano, and was largely self-taught as a composer. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy where he wrote some of his hit songs.

In the late 1930s, while based in New York City, Mizzy began composing a string of top 20 popular songs. These included Doris Day's 1945 hit My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time.

Mizzy broke into television circa 1959, composing music for Shirley Temple's Storybook and the themes for Moment of Fear, Klondike and Kentucky Jones. During the 1960s, he wrote themes and scores for the hit shows Green Acres and The Addams Family, as well as for other sitcoms

He also wrote the scores for five Don Knotts films, including The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and The Reluctant Astronaut (1967).

He also composed underscores for the television series The Richard Boone Show and Quincy, M.E., as well as for such television films as The Deadly Hunt (1971), Hurricane (1974) and Terror on the 40th Floor (1974).

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