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Percy Faith

Percy Faith

D.O.B.: April 7, 1908 (Toronto, Canada)

D.O.D.: February 9, 1976 (Encino, CA)

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Location: Hillside Memorial

Biographical Notes: 

Percy Faith was a child piano prodigy, but his hands were burned in a fire at age 18. Switching to conducting and arranging, his unique orchestral 'sound', with strong emphasis on creative string work, soon became familiar to listeners everywhere. He recorded 85 albums for Columbia Records, and three hit singles: "Delicado" (1952), "Theme from 'Moulin Rouge'" (1953), and "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" (1960). Johnny Mathis, Doris Day and Tony Bennett all considered Percy Faith among their favorite accompanists

 

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