Mel Tormé

Singer, Actor
Crooner Mel Torm was a child prodigy, first singing professionally at the age of four. As a teen he played drums in Chico Marx's band, where he earned the nickname The Velvet Fog, due to his buttery baritone. Between ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (43)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

("Bless You (For The Good That's In You)") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

The Possession 2012 (Movie)

"You're A Heavenly Thing" (Song Performer)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

"Comin' Home Baby" (Song Performer)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("Just Look Around") (Song Performer)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("Just Look Around") (Song)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

("The Christmas Waltz") (Song Performer)

Jack Goes Boating 2010 (Movie)

("Hello, Young Lovers") (Song Performer)

An Education 2009 (Movie)

("Comin' Home Baby") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

("Floetic") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("Too Close For Comfort") (Song Performer)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Comin' Home Baby") (Song Performer)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Possible Worlds 2000 (Movie)

("Long Ago and Far Away") (Song Performer)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Go 1999 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song ('Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire')") (Song)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

("Comin' Home Baby") (Song Performer)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

("Born To Be Blue") (Song Performer)

Living Out Loud 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

("The Christman Song") (Song)

Cincinnati Pops Holiday With Erich Kunzel and Mel Torme 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Hallelujah 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

With Honors 1994 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)") (Song)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

("Live Alone and Like It") (Song Performer)

John Denver's Christmas in Aspen 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("Born to Be Blue") (Song)

The Big Picture 1989 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasing on an Open Fire)") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/18/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

("The Christmas Song") (Song)

The Swinger 1966 (Movie)

("Once") (Song)

The Judy Garland Show 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Music

Sunday in New York 1962 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)
Actor (41)

Christmas in Hollywood 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Mel Torme 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mel Torme 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sliders 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Monroes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Movie That Changed My Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Spinal Tap Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bugs Bunny's Creature Features 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The National Memorial Day Concert 1992 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Newport Jazz '89 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Variety Performance 1987 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy New Year, U.S.A.! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unforgettable Nat King Cole 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1988 (Movie)

(Voice)

Happy New Year, U.S.A.! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Remembering Bing 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to American Music: Cole Porter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of the Living Duck 1987 (Movie)

Singing Voice of Daffy Duck (Actor)

Sentimental Swing: The Music of Tommy Dorsey 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Land of No Return 1977 (Movie)

Zak O'Brien (Actor)

It Was a Very Good Year 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

A Man Called Adam 1965 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve 1960 (Movie)

Hal Sanders (Actor)

Girls' Town 1958 (Movie)

Fred Alger (Actor)

The Big Operator 1958 (Movie)

Fred McAfee (Actor)

The Fearmakers 1958 (Movie)

Barney Bond (Actor)

The Comedian 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Words and Music 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Pray TV (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Crooner Mel Tormé was a child prodigy, first singing professionally at the age of four. As a teen he played drums in Chico Marx's band, where he earned the nickname The Velvet Fog, due to his buttery baritone. Between 1933 and 1941 he acted on the radio shows "Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy" and "The Romance of Helen Trent". He wrote his first song at 13, and in 1944 graduated from Hyde Park High School. Tormé made his movie debut in the Frank Sinatra film "Higher and Higher" in 1943, and went on to sing and act in many films and TV shows through his career. In 1944 he formed his own singing group and later went solo, singing at the legendary Copacobana. In 1963 Tormé wrote songs and musical arrangements for "The Judy Garland Show". Into the 1980s Tormé made frequent guest appearances as himself on the sitcom comedy "Night Court"; main character Judge Harry T. Stone--and the actor who played him, Harry Anderson--were huge Tormé fans. The singer continued to make inroads into American pop culture in 1995, when he appeared on an episode of the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" in which he serenaded a drooling Kramer.

Relationships

Kurt Goldstein

Step-Son

Carrie Torme

Step-Daughter

Ava Gardner Actor

Companion
had relationship in the late 1940s

Arlene Miles

Wife

Janette Scott Actor

Wife

Ali Severson

Wife
Married 1984 until his death June 5, 1999

Daisy Torme

Daughter
born c. 1969

Melissa Torme

Daughter
born c. 1955

James Torme

Son
born c. 1973

Steve Torme

Son
born c. 1952

Tracy Torme

Son
born c. 1959

Candy Toxton Actor

Wife

Milestones

Began singing at the Blackhawk Hotel in Chicago as a child

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