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Whitey Mitchell

Biography

The brother of bassist Crimson Mitchell, Whitey Mitchell under no circumstances achieved the fame of his sibling but he was also a fantastic player. He performed clarinet and tuba like a youngsters before buying the bass. Whitey used the Elinor Sherry Quartet and Shep Areas Orchestra (1951-52) before offering in the Military. Beginning in 1954, Whitey freelanced in NY, playing in countless circumstances. Among his even more important associations had been Gene Krupa (1955), Tony Scott, J.J. Johnson-Kai Winding, Pete Rugolo, Charlie Ventura, Herbie Mann, Betty Roche, Oscar Pettiford’s big music group (1956-57), Gene Quill, Mat Mathews, Joe Puma, Johnny Richards, Peter Appleyard, Benny Goodman (1963-64) and Andre Previn. Whitey, who generally dropped away from full-time playing after 1965 and became a tv manufacturer, led an record for ABC-Paramount in 1956 and co-led a collection for Metrojazz (as “the Mitchells”) with Crimson and Blue Mitchell in 1958.

Quick Facts


Died January 17, 2009, Palm Springs, California, United States
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Siblings Red Mitchell
Nominations Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy


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1 Brother of Red Mitchell.
2 As of March 2006 he was living in Palm Springs, CA, where he was at work writing a book, two plays and a weekly newspaper column on golf.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City 1990 TV Series executive script consultant - 4 episodes
Diff'rent Strokes 1981 TV Series story supervisor - 2 episodes
Joe's World 1980 TV Series story supervisor - 1 episode
Mork & Mindy 1978-1979 TV Series executive creative consultant - 22 episodes
Good Times 1977-1978 TV Series script supervisor - 24 episodes
The Jeffersons TV Series story editor - 37 episodes, 1975 - 1976 executive story editor - 24 episodes, 1976 - 1977
The Good Life 1971 TV Series script consultant - 1 episode
Get Smart 1969-1970 TV Series story consultant - 26 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De Sylvia Millecam Show 1994 TV Series original script - 1 episode
Dark Justice 1991 TV Series written by - 1 episode
City 1990 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Mama's Family 1989 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Small Wonder 1988-1989 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Me & Mrs. C. 1986 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Private Resort 1985 screenplay / story
After MASH 1984 TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island 1981 TV Movie
Diff'rent Strokes TV Series teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1981 written by - 1 episode, 1981
Harper Valley P.T.A. 1981 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Joe's World 1980 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Mork & Mindy 1978-1979 TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Good Times 1977 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Jeffersons TV Series written by - 15 episodes, 1975 - 1977 teleplay by - 5 episodes, 1975 - 1977
All in the Family 1973-1975 TV Series written by - 4 episodes
The Partridge Family TV Series written by - 9 episodes, 1970 - 1974 teleplay - 1 episode, 1973
The Girl with Something Extra 1974 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Maude TV Series story by - 1 episode, 1973 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1973
Love Thy Neighbor 1973 TV Series writer
Thicker Than Water 1973 TV Series writer
The New Temperatures Rising Show 1973 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Bridget Loves Bernie 1972 TV Series written by - 1 episode
The Good Life 1971-1972 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
The Odd Couple 1970-1971 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Mary Tyler Moore 1970 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Get Smart 1968-1970 TV Series written by - 11 episodes
The Doris Day Show 1969 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Gomer Pyle: USMC TV Series story by - 2 episodes, 1967 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1967
My Mother the Car 1966 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Billy Martin Celebrity Roast 1989 TV Movie supervising producer
Harper Valley P.T.A. 1981 TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Good Times 1977-1978 TV Series producer - 24 episodes

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Episodic Comedy Get Smart (1965) · Lloyd Turner


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