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Bob Mitchell Obituary

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

OBITUARY

Bob Mitchell dies at 96; silent-movie organist was house musician for Dodgers

 

  Bob Mitchell

George Wilhelm / Los Angeles Times
Bob Mitchell improvised soundtracks for silent movies, starting when he was 12 years old at Strand Theater in Pasadena.

 

The longtime director of the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir played at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2009

 

Bob Mitchell, an organist who was the first such house musician at Dodger Stadium and the last surviving working accompanist from the silent-film era, has died. He was 96.

 

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