Mel Tormé

Musician

Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was a musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

On the sitcom Night Court, Judge Harry Stone was revealed as an almost fanatical admirer of Mel Tormé. The two crossed paths, but Tormé grew to dislike the judge because Harry almost always ended up somehow causing misfortune or problems for his idol. Tormé once played Harry's guardian angel in an episode modeled after the film "It's A Wonderful Life", where the angel shows Harry how his colleagues could have ended up had he never become a judge.

Melvin Howard Tormé, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was a musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire") and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.

On the sitcom Night Court, Judge Harry Stone was revealed as an almost fanatical admirer of Mel Tormé. The two crossed paths, but Tormé grew to dislike the judge because Harry almost always ended up somehow causing misfortune or problems for his idol. Tormé once played Harry's guardian angel in an episode modeled after the film "It's A Wonderful Life", where the angel shows Harry how his colleagues could have ended up had he never become a judge.

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