Jan. 9, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Film and TV composer Vic Mizzy is born in Brooklyn in 1916. / Illustration by Victoria Diaz.

Vic Mizzy is born in Brooklyn in 1916. The composer of dozens of hit songs and film and TV scores is typically remembered as the composer for the 1960s TV show The Addams Family and its famous theme. He also composed scores for William Castle’s The Night Walker, and The Spirit is Willing, as well as the TV movie Terror on the 40th Floor. He died in 2009.