Mel Torme

Birth: September 13, 1925
Chicago, IL
Death: June 05, 1999
Los Angeles, CA
Cause: Stroke
Cemetery: Westwood Memorial Park
Burial Location: Small Lawn Next To Entrance
Directions: Enter the cemetery and turn to your left. Park by the small strip of lawn to your left. Mel Torme is near the mausoleum on your right with a large red grave marker.
Biography: Mel Torme began singing professionally at the age of three. By the time he was a teenager, he was singing with the Chico Marx band. Known as the Velvet Frog, because of his high baritone voice, he formed his own group, the Mel-Tones in the 1940's. He also acted in films and wrote several books, including biographies of Judy Garland and Buddy Rich. 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.
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