Geordie Hormel

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Geordie Hormel
Born George Hormel
(1928-07-17)July 17, 1928
Died February 12, 2006(2006-02-12) (aged 77)
Spouse(s) 1. Leslie Caron: (September 23, 1951 - April 26, 1955 div.)
2. Kim Wadsworth: (March 23, 1957 – 1961 div.) (2 children)
3. Nancy B. Friedman: (1968 – 1973 div.) (1 child)
4. Jamie Renee Vincent: (June 2, 1992 - February 12, 2006 his death) (2 children)[1]
Children 6[2]
Parent(s) Jay Catherwood Hormel
Germaine Dubois Hormel
Relatives James Hormel (brother)
George A. Hormel (grandfather)
John George Hormel (great-grandfather)
Sussanah "Susan" Decker Hormel (great-grandmother)
George Hormel's Mansion in Paradise Valley, Arizona.[3]

George "Geordie" Hormel (July 17, 1928 – February 12, 2006) was a musician and recording studio proprietor.


Hormel was the son of Jay Catherwood Hormel and grandson of George A. Hormel. Hormel claimed to have invented the corndog as a teen growing up in Minnesota [4] In the 1950s and 1960s, Hormel composed music for numerous television shows including The Fugitive, Lassie, Naked City and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. He also sang as part of "The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen Chorus" on Frank Zappa's triple album Joe's Garage (1979).

In 1968 he founded a major independent recording studio, The Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles, of which he was proprietor until his death. He owned Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix and the Wrigley Mansion Club housed within it.

Hormel married four times; his first wife was the movie actress Leslie Caron.

His daughter, Geri, was featured on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16 in December 2007. Her party featured drag queens and other outrageous and over-the-top decorations.


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