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Hoagy Carmichael

Updated on January 28, 2015

The Man Who Composed Stardust Left Us Diamonds Of Song

"Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely nights dreaming of a song

"The melody haunts my reverie and I am once again with you

"When our love was new and each kiss an inspiration,

"But that was long ago; now my consolation

"Is in the stardust of a song"

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Howard Hoagland Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael was born Howard Hoagland Carmichael on November 22, 1899. was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. Hoagy is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul".

He appears in To Have And Have Not, the first movie to pair Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Hoagy Carmichael was one of the most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of the composers of pop songs in the first half of the 20th century.

Hoagy Carmichael

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