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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vic Mizzy, composer of Addams Family theme song, has died

Vic Mizzy, the composer best known for writing The Addams Family theme song, died of heart failure on Saturday at the age of 93. Mizzy was a prolific musician who worked for eight decades writing music for radio, TV, and Broadway.

To pay homage to the man whose music we have all enjoyed, here's the opening sequence of the original Addams Family TV show circa 1964. Note that he is also the one singing.

Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme for "Addams Family", dies at 93