'Addams Family' theme writer dies

Vic Mizzy also penned 'Green Acres' song

Vic Mizzy, the songwriter who wrote the catchy theme songs to "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres" television shows, has died. He was 93.

His manager Jonathan Wolfson says Mizzy died Saturday at his home in Bel Air. He didn't know the cause of death.

Mizzy got his start in vaudeville and wrote songs that were recorded by Dean Martin, Doris Day, Perry Como and Billie Holiday in the 1940s and '50s.

His hits included "The Whole World Is Singing My Song" and "With a Hey and a Hi and a Ho-Ho-Ho."

Mizzy has said that he didn't mind if people only remember him for the finger snaps at the start of the "Addams Family" theme song. After all, he said, "two snaps got me a mansion in Bel Air."
comments powered by Disqus