Orchestra leader Mitch Miller who asked Americans to “Sing Along With Mitch” on television and records passed away today in New York City. His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, said Monday that Miller died Saturday in Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness. Mitch was 99 years old.
“Sing Along With Mitch” started as a series of records, then became a popular NBC show starting in early 1961. Miller’s stiff-armed conducting style and signature goatee became famous. R.I.P. Mitch!