Moonlight Serenade(his theme),
In the Mood,and
Tuxedo Junction.At the height of his fame Miller appeared in two Hollywood movies. During World War II he joined (1942) the military, and entertained the troops as leader of the U.S. Air Force band. While flying from England to Paris his plane disappeared, and Miller, who was never found, was hailed as a hero.
See G. T. Simon, Glen Miller and His Orchestra (1974, repr. 1980); J. Green, Glenn Miller and the Age of Swing (1976); P. Tanner and B. Cox,
Every Night Was New Year's Eve : On the Road with Glenn Miller (1992); discography by C. Garrod (1995).
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