Hoagy Carmichael dies of a heart attack in Rancho Mirage, California, 1981. The composer, best known for the songs “Stardust,” “Georgia on my Mind” and “Two Sleepy People,” appeared in 14 films throughout his career, in roles not too far removed from his musical self. In To Have and Have Not (1944), he played Cricket, a piano player who accompanied Lauren Bacall while she sang “How Little We Know.” In The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), his character was named Butch and he performed “Chops Sticks” with Harold Russell (above). And, in Young Man with a Horn (1950), he tickled the ivories as Smoke and also narrated the film, which was based on the life of his friend Bix Beiderbecke. His characters were easygoing and folksy—in Carmichael’s words, the "hound-dog-faced old musical philosopher noodling on the honky-tonk piano, saying to a tart with a heart of gold, ‘He'll be back, honey. He's all man’."