Leslie Caron and Geordie Hormel, 1951
July 17, 1928
|Died||February 12, 2006 (aged 77)|
(m. 1951; div. 1955)
(m. 1957; div. 1961)
Nancy B. Friedman
(m. 1968; div. 1973)
Jamie Renee Vincent
|Parent(s)||Jay Catherwood Hormel|
|Relatives||James Hormel (brother) Thomas Hormel (brother) |
George A. Hormel (paternal grandfather)
Early life and career
Hormel was the son of Jay Catherwood Hormel and grandson of George A. Hormel. 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. He married his first wife, the movie actress Leslie Caron, on September 23, 1951. The couple divorced on April 26, 1955. His second marriage was to Kim Wadsworth on March 23, 1957. The couple had two children, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1961. In 1968, Hormel married Nancy B. Friedman, with whom he had one child; they divorced in 1973. Hormel married his fourth and final wife, Jamie Renee Vincent, on June 2, 1992. The couple had two children, and were married until his death on February 12, 2006.
His daughter Geri was featured on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16 in December 2007.