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Mitchell Ayres

Mostly Credited As: Mitchell Ayres
Sometimes Credited As: Mitch Ayers
Mitch Ayers and His Orchestra

Birth Name: Mitchell Ayres
Date Of Birth: December 24, 1910 (Age 58)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date Of Death: September 05, 1969
Cause Of Death: Struck by a Car in Las Vegas, Nevada

Mitchell Ayres

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Hollywood Palace (1964)As: Orchestra Leader (1964-1969)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Perry Como Show (1948) 
  Episode dated 17 October 1962 12x??: (Oct/17/1962) As Himself 
  Episode dated 31 January 1962 11x??: (Jan/31/1962) As Himself 
  Episode dated 20 December 1958 09x??: (Dec/20/1958) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Hollywood Palace (1964)• Musical Director
The Perry Como Show (1948)• Music (Musical Director)
The John Gary Show (1966)• Music Supervisor

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He was an Actor, Arranger, Author, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor, Musical Director and Songwriter.

The very first instrument that Mitch learned how to play was the violin.

In the early 30’s he got his first taste of a Big Band when he joined “Little Jack Little” and his band who had two big National hits in the 1930’s with “Hold Me” and "You Oughta Be in Pictures".

After a few years Mitch decided to leave the Band to form his own and some of the other members came along with him.

His first Band was a Big Band Jazz Band calling themselves the “Fashions in Music” orchestra and their biggest hit was "Make Believe Island".

He next when to work as the Band Leader for the house Band backing up such great singers as “Dick Dyer”, “Dinah Shore”, “Frank Sinatra” and “Perry Como”.

During the 1940’s he was the leader of “Mitch Ayers and His Orchestra” a Jazz Band which was mostly made up of musicians from his last band and they had their own theme song they would play at the end every performance titled “You Go to My Head”.

In 1943 he and his band performed some songs in the Comedy Musical Film “Swingtime Johnny”.

“Mitch Ayers and His Orchestra” played music again for 2 Films in 1944 in “Lady Let’s Dance” and “Moonlight and Cactus”.

Mitch became the Musical Director next in 1948 in “The Perry Como Show” a weekly music series hosted by “Perry Como” up until it ended its’ run in 1963.

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