Glenn Miller's Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Mentioned in the song "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Very first music artist to win a golden record.
4 His name is mentioned in the famous theme song to All in the Family (1971).
5 The German paper 'Bild' in a 1997 story by journalist Udo Ulfkoutte, put forward a theory that Glenn Miller died in a Paris brothel and that a plane crash was a mere cover-up.
6 Mr. Arnold Smith of Southampton, PA, reported that he saw Maj. Glenn Miller's dead body in Paris. He claimed that Miller was shot by a stranger, who was arrested by GIs. Miller's body was taken by a GI ambulance to the military hospital. Mr. Smith released his account on the Big Band Broadcast on March 17, 2001, and also published the story in Philadelphia's Bucks County Courier Times on March 4, 2001.
7 His daughter was adopted while he was away at war. He died days after her adoption, never having even seen her.
8 His son was born in 1942 and his daughter in 1944.
9 He was arguably the most popular big band leader of all time. His many recordings for RCA Victor and HMV, the latter recorded while his Army Air Force (AAF) band was stationed in England, have remained in print consistantly since his untimely death and still continue to enjoy brisk sales worldwide.
10 Older brother of band leader/educator Herb Miller.
11 Two adopted children, son Stephen and daughter Jonnie Dee.
12 Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
13 Pictured on one of a set of four 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 11 September 1996, celebrating big band leaders. Other band leaders honored in this issue are Count Basie; Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey; and Benny Goodman.
14 Born at 11:30am-CST
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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