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Skitch Henderson (1918–2005)

Composer, conductor, band leader, arranger, pianist, jazz expert and accompanist to Judy Garland on tour, Skitch Henderson was educated at Juilliard and the University of Califonia and was a student of Malcolm Frost, Roger Aubert, Albert Coates, Fritz Reiner, and Arnold Schönberg. He was a pianist in dance bands, and then theater orchestras, and ... See full bio »

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Act One Music Department
Murder in A-Flat 'Skitch' Henderson - Gossip Columnist / Piano Player
Gimme Danger Soundtrack


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 1963 Act One (conductor)
  The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (musical director - 5 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (conductor - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1957)
- Zsa Zsa Gabor, Johnny Carson (1959) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.3 (1957) ... (music supervisor)
  Tonight! (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (conductor - 1 episode, 1956)
- Bobby Scott, Andy Williams, Pat Kirby (1956) ... (musical director)
- Live from Miami Beach (1956) ... (conductor)
- Jim Moran, Lord Buckley (1955) ... (musical director)
 1948 On Our Merry Way (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (musician: piano - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1946-47) Radio: Wrote the score for the detective series "I Deal in Crime" (ABC Radio). See more »

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1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

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Bing Crosby gave Skitch his nickname, a shortening of the phrase "sketch kid," so called because of Skitch's ability to sketch out a musical score in different keys. See more »

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