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Milton DeLugg (December 2, 1918, Los Angeles, California) is an American composer and arranger. In 1950 and 1951, DeLugg was musical director, bandleader, and accordionist on Broadway Open House an NBC late-night television program which has been considered a forerunner to The Tonight Show. He often played a song he co-wrote, titled, "Orange Colored Sky", which was best remembered as a hit for Nat King Cole. In 1950, DeLugg was also orchestra conductor for the short-lived Abe Burrows' Almanac. In 1953, he played accordion leading the Milton DeLugg Trio on the short-lived Bill Cullen Show. In 1957, DeLugg joined the cast of the Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney show. In 1958, Milton DeLugg produced Buddy Holly's famous record "Rave On!" For decades, DeLugg has been associated with NBC as a musical director. In 1966, he was briefly musical director of the Tonight Show Band during the tenure of Johnny Carson.
1914 - Adolph Green, died October 23, 2002. Green was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freed's production unit at MGM, during the genre's heyday. Many people thought the pair were married; they were not, but they shared a unique comic genius and sophisticated wit that enabled them to forge a six-decade-long partnership that produced some of Hollywood and Broadway's greatest hits.