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Mel Torme

Born: Sep 13, 1925

Death: Jun 5, 1999

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Mel Torme

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1925
Date of Death : Jun 5, 1999
Birth Place : Chicago

Melvin Howard Torme, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, and actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.


  • Singer
  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Author
  • Composer
  • Drummer
  • Pianist
  • Film Score Composer
  • Arranger

Also known as

  • Melvin Howard Tormé
  • Torme, Mel
  • Mr. Butterscotch
  • Mel Torme
  • Mel Tormè
  • Mr. Mel Tormé
  • Mel Torne
  • Tormé, Mel
  • The Velvet Fog
  • Mel Torme´
  • The Kid With the Gauze In His Jaws
  • Melvin Howard Tormé


  • Janette Scott
  • Candy Toxton
  • Ali Severson
  • Arlene Miles


  • James Tormé
  • Tracy Tormé
  • Steve March-Tormé
  • Daisy Tormé
  • Melissa Torme-March

Awards Won

  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
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