LOS ANGELES (AP) - Earle H. Hagen, who co-wrote the jazz classic "Harlem Nocturne" and composed memorable themes for "The Andy Griffith Show," "I Spy," "The Mod Squad" and other TV shows, has died. He was 88.
Hagen, who is heard whistling the folksy tune for "The Andy Griffith Show," died Monday night at his home in Rancho Mirage, his wife, Laura, said Tuesday. He had been in ill health for several months.
...His 2002 autobiography was titled "Memoirs of a Famous Composer - Nobody Ever Heard Of.A partial list of his show themes:
The Andy Griffith Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Make Room For Daddy
Mike Hammer (Harlem Nocturne)
Cross posted at Say Anything
Note: The video I linked to originally was taken down. I replaced it with a short rendition of the show's theme.