Mills, Harry F.

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Name
Mills, Harry F. Gender: M
Mills, Harry Flood
born on 19 August 1913 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Piqua, Ohio, 40n09, 84w15
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°50 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 28°30'



Harry F. Mills (The Mills Brothers)

Biography

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.

Harry Mills died on 28 June 1982 in Los Angeles at age 68.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1922 (He & brothers made debut as band)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1931 (Own network program)
  • Death of Sibling 1936 (Bro. John died)
  • Work : Gain social status 1942 (No.1 hit "Paper Doll")

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.

Categories

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