Earle Hagen

Earle Hagen

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: July 09, 1919
Date of Passing: May 26, 2008
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Earle Hagen was an American composer who created music for movies and television.

His best-known TV themes include those for Make Room for Daddy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, That Girl and The Mod Squad. He is also remembered for co-writing and whistling "The Fishin' Hole", the melody of the main theme to The Andy Griffith Show, and writing the instrumental classic "Harlem Nocturne" used as the theme to television's Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

Earle Hagen was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

Earle Hagen was an American composer who created music for movies and television.

His best-known TV themes include those for Make Room for Daddy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, That Girl and The Mod Squad. He is also remembered for co-writing and whistling "The Fishin' Hole", the melody of the main theme to The Andy Griffith Show, and writing the instrumental classic "Harlem Nocturne" used as the theme to television's Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

Earle Hagen was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 1 Emmy | 1 Honor
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