Mills, Herbert

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Mills, Herbert Gender: M
Mills, Herbert Bowles
born on 2 April 1912 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Piqua (Miami) OH, USA, 40n08, 84w14
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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American entertainer, one of four brothers who set groundbreaking standards with their crooning musical hits. Their career spanned seven decades from their debut in Ohio in 1922 and sold an estimated 50 million records, including favorites "You Always Hurt the One You Love," "Glow Worm," "Yellow Bird" and "Paper Doll," which was their biggest hit, grossing sales of over 6 1/2 million copies and staying as No.1 for 12 weeks. Donald, along with Herbert, Harry and John broke racial barriers in the era of Jim Crow, gaining a wide acceptance from a non-black audience and singing before royalty. They were known for their tight harmony and uncanny ability to imitate instruments, developing a smooth and relaxed vocal style that was widely imitated and which they never needed to change in their long careers.

The brothers appeared in several movies, including "The Big Broadcast," "Twenty Million Sweethearts" and "Broadway Gondolier." They toured the US and Europe and appeared on many radio programs.

Herbert died in 1989.



  • Social : Joined group 1922 (He & brothers formed group)
  • Work : Gain social status 1942 (No. 1 hit "Paper Doll")
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1931 (Own network program)
  • Death of Sibling 1936 (Bro. John died)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1989 (Age 76-77)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.


  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music
  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, racial barrier breaker)
  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (When black achievement was rare)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (U.S. and Europe)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Numerous radio performances)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Beautiful harmony)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Able to imitate instruments)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Mills Bros.)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Bros. noted for their singing)