Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson
1918 - 2005
Skitch Henderson  American Conductor

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Skitch Henderson was previously married to Ruth Einseidel Michaels (1958 - 2005) and Faye Emerson (1950 - 1958).

Skitch Henderson was in relationships with Anita Colby (1946 - 1947) and Anita Kert Ellis (1946).


American Conductor Skitch Henderson was born Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson on 27th January, 1918 in Halstad, Minnesota, USA and passed away on 1st Nov 2005 New Milford, Connecticut, USA aged 87. He is most remembered for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Skitch Henderson is a member of the following lists: Columbia Records artists, American composers and Capitol Records artists.


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Dating2 75 years, 11 months 38 years, 9 months 1 year, 6 months
Married2 48 years, 10 months 28 years 7 years, 2 months
Total4 75 years, 11 months 33 years, 4 months 1 year, 6 months


First Name Lyle
Middle Name Russell Cedric
Last Name Henderson
Full Name at Birth Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th January, 1918
Birthplace Halstad, Minnesota, USA
Died 1st November, 2005
Place of Death New Milford, Connecticut, USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Hunt Hill Farm Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Juilliard, University of California
Occupation Text Band Leader
Occupation Conductor
Claim to Fame The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Music Genre (Text) Classical, jazz
Year(s) Active 1937–2005
Instrument (text) Piano
Associated Acts The New York Pops, The Tonight Show Band
Official Websites
Father Joseph Henderson
Mother Josephine Henderson
Friend Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Fritz Reiner, Albert Coates, Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch, Arturo Toscanini, Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey

Lyle Russell Cedric "Skitch" Henderson (January 27, 1918 – November 1, 2005) was a pianist, conductor, and composer. His nickname "Skitch" came from his ability to "re-sketch" a song in a different key and Bing Crosby suggested that he should use the name professionally.

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Skitch Henderson87 AquariusConductor
Ruth Einseidel Michaels-
Faye Emerson65 CancerActress
Anita Colby77 LeoActress
Anita Kert Ellis87 AriesSinger


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
HansMaleRuth Einseidel Michaels
HeidiFemaleRuth Einseidel Michaels


Faye and Skitch1953TV Show
Murder in A-Flat1952'Skitch' Henderson - Gossip Columnist, Piano PlayerShort Film




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