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Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 - December 27, 1981) was a USA composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader.

Hoagland Howard Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He attended Indiana University. He originally studied law while playing music on the side, but then decided to devote his energies to music.

Hoagy Carmichael joined ASCAP in 1931.

His best known compositions include "Stardust", "Riverboat Shuffle", "Rockin' Chair", "Washboard Blues", "Heart & Soul", "New Orleans", and "Georgia on My Mind"; he also collaborated with Sidney Arodin[?] on the standard "Up a Lazy River".

Hoagy Carmichael appeared as an actor in at least 14 motion pictures, often singing and playing the piano on his own compositions.

Carmichael wrote two autobiographies, "The Stardust Road" (1946) and "Sometimes I Wonder" (1965).

Carmichael was one of the first 10 songwriters inducted into the USA's Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1969.

Hoagy Carmichael died of a heart attack in Rancho Mirage, California.

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