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03/11/2011

Hugh Martin, who co-wrote 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' dies at 96

March 11, 2011 |  6:27 pm

The Associated Press is reporting the death of composer and songwriter Hugh Martin, who co-wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," of natural causes Friday at his home in Encinitas, Calif., citing his niece, Suzanne Hanners. Martin was 96.

Both songs, written with his partner Ralph Blane, were featured in the 1944 film "Meet Me in St. Louis" starring Judy Garland (seen above in the YouTube clip).

Martin's memoir, "Hugh Martin: The Boy Next Door," was published in 2010.

More later at www.latimes.com/obits.

-- Claire Noland

 

 

 

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