Mel Torme Biography (1925-1999)

Full name, Melvin Howard Torme; born September 13, 1925, in Chicago, IL; diedof complications from a stroke June 5, 1999, in Los Angeles, CA; married Susan Perry, 1949 (divorced); married Arlene Niles, 1956 (divorced, 1965); married Janette Scott, 1966 (divorced, 1977); married Ali Severson, 1984; children: Steve, Melissa, Traci, Daisy, James. Career: Singer and songwriter.Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nominations, best male vocal and best rhythm and blues recording, both 1962, for Comin' Home Baby; Grammy Awardnomination, arrangement accompanying vocalists, 1975, for Gershwin Medley; Grammy Award nomination, jazz vocal, 1978, for Together Again--For the First Time; Grammy Award nomination, jazz vocal--male, 1980, for Torme/A New Album; Grammy Award nomination, jazz vocal--duo or group, 1981,for "Silly Habits"; Grammy Award, jazz--best vocal performance, male, 1982,for An Evening With George Shearing and Mel Torme; Grammy Award, jazzvocal--male, 1983, for Top Drawer; Grammy Award nomination, jazz vocal, 1984, for An Evening at Charlie's; Grammy Award nomination, jazz vocal--male, 1986, for An Elegant Evening. Addresses: Contact: Capitol Records, 1750 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Singer, songwriter
Birth Details
September 13, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
June 5, 1999
Los Angeles, California, United States

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