Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dwight Hemion

During the fall of 1952, not long after leaving the cast of Your Hit Parade, on NBC, my mother sang on a weekday morning TV show, seen on New York's NBC station, WNBT-TV (later known as WNBC). The show, called Breakfast With Music, starred comedian Morey Amsterdam; its musical director was Milton DeLugg, who, in 1950 and 1951, had led the band on TV's first late-night hit show, Broadway Open House.

Breakfast With Music was directed by Dwight Hemion, who later became one of TV's most prominent directors.

Hemion recently passed away, in Virginia. Here's a story about his career, from the Los Angeles Times:,1,4968449.story?ctrack=2&cset=true