Monday, October 19, 2009

Bel~Air Resident Vic Mizzy dies at 93; film and TV composer wrote 'Addams Family' theme song

Vic Mizzy in his Bel~Air Home.
"I sat down; I went 'buh-buh-buh-bump [snap-snap], buh-buh-buh-bump," he recalled in a 2008 interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning" show.
"That's why I'm living in Bel-Air: Two finger snaps and you live in Bel-Air."
Photo by Micah Smith / AP

From the LA Times (click here for the full story)

Vic Mizzy, a film and television composer best known for writing the memorable theme songs for the 1960s sit-coms "Green Acres" and "The Addams Family," has died. He was 93.

Mizzy died of heart failure
Saturday at his home in Bel-Air, said Scott Harper, a friend and fellow composer.

Mizzy is survived by his daughter Lynn Mizzy Jonas; his brother Sol; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills.