TV Composer Vic Mizzy Dies at 93

October 20, 2009

Vic Mizzy, the composer wrote the classic catchy themes for the shows The Addams Family and Green Acres, has died at the age of 93.

Mizzy died Saturday at his home in Bel Air and the cause of death has yet to be announced.

Mizzy wrote songs that were recorded by Dean Martin, Doris Day, Perry Como and Billie Holiday in the '40s and '50s. His hits included "Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes," "My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time," and "With a Hey and a Hi and a Ho-Ho-Ho."

Vic’s most famous work was the theme to The Addams Family. Mizzy sang the song himself and overdubbed it three times to give the impression of multiple vocalists on the track. He also directed the title sequence where he asked the Addams Family stars to act bored while snapping their fingers to the beat. They definitely don’t make television theme songs like they use to. RIP Vic.

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