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Hugh Fordin

Hugh Grant Fordin

Tuesday December 17th, 1935 - Tuesday February 26th, 2019
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Hugh Grant  Fordin: Celebrated music producer and author, passed away peacefully at his home in New Jersey on February 26, at the age of 85.   Born in Brooklyn to Leon and Annette Fordin, he attended Syracuse University. Hugh founded DRG Records in 1976, working with artists like Barbara Cook and Tom Jobim, producing albums for Broadway shows and films including "The Producers", for which he won the 2001 Grammy Award for best Musical Theater Album. He wrote three books including the authorized biography of Oscar Hammerstein, Getting To Know Him: A Biography Of Oscar Hammerstein II.   Hugh loved to travel and took great pride in his tree farm and gardens, tending them with his canine companion Kade always by his side. He will be remembered dearly by his niece, nephew, grand nieces and nephew, cousins, and friends.   He will be laid to rest alongside his brother Carl, and their parents.
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janet barnett,

Posted at 12:00am
hugh was one of the sweetist , kindest people you would ever want to meet..he was a customer, patient, at our family owned pharmacy Bear Apothecary Shoppe in Lambertville for many years..it was always such a pleasure to see him walk in the door and have a long chat ..and the conversation would always include kade and how well he had adjusted and he just loved that dog! he will be missed..there must be and Angelos pizza where ever you are hugh..my treat next time! thank you for letting us be your friend..janet and mort barnett ~ janet barnett, lambertville, New Jersey
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May his memories live on bringing comfort to grieving ones as he R.I.P.
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Georgia Otterson,

Posted at 12:00am
Thanking Hugh for his support and work with the late Barbara Cook ~ Georgia Otterson, Novato, California
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Miller Lide,

Posted at 12:00am
I am so saddened by this news .. Hugh was a legend in our business and a lovely man to know ..Recently he had been so active and involved with us in both the news of the present Rialto scene and in treasured remembrances of our shared past Theater history .. ..RIP ..... ~ Miller Lide, New York, New York
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Posted at 12:00am
To the Fordin Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
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