Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vic Mizzy (1916-2009) & Joseph Wiseman (1918-2009)

You might not know the name, but you certainly know his music. Mizzy composed the themes to TV's Green Acres, Addams Family, & Petticoat Junction, among others, and wrote the music for Don Knotts' solo features, such as "The Ghost & Mr. Chicken". Mizzy's immortal Addams theme has also been used in commercial advertising in recent years, especially in replicating the opening to the Addams Family series.

Wiseman may be better remembered as the title villain battling James Bond (Sean Connery) in "Dr. No" in 1962, but also became a respected character actor with several TV & movie credits to his name.

Both gentlemen will be missed.

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