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The Final Resting Place of Percy Faith.
Percy Faith April
7th 1908 - February 9th 1976
Located in the Mausoleum.
Percy Faith was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. The female chorus became a Percy Faith signature with his mid to late 60's "Young Lovers" projects, and was used in his final Holiday album "Christmas Is" released in 1967.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His live orchestra was a staple of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's live-music broadcasting from 1938 to 1940, when he resettled in Chicago. In 1945, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He made many recordings for Voice of America. After working briefly for Decca Records, he worked for Mitch Miller at Columbia Records, where he turned out dozens of albums and provided arrangements for many of the pop singers of the 1950s.
His most famous and remembered recordings are "Delicado" (1952), "Moulin Rouge" (1953) and "Theme from A Summer Place" (1960).
Percy Faith died in Encino, California and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.