LOS ANGELES -- Mort Lindsey, a composer and jazz pianist who was a music director for Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, has died. He was 89.
Lindsey was music director for Garland at her 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall and her later TV show.
He also worked with Streisand and won a 1969 Emmy for his work on her videotaped concert in New York's Central Park. In a statement, Streisand says working with Lindsey was a dream come true.
Lindsey also was music director for "The Merv Griffin Show" for more than two decades.