Scott Johnson had a nice birthday tribute to Mel Torme posted at Power Line this weekend.
Torme fans may or may not know that he was a great fan of "old movies." When revival theaters were popular in Los Angeles in the late '70s and early '80s, before the rise of cable and video, I saw him in the audience for a classic film on at least a couple occasions. The memories are foggy -- no Torme pun intended -- but I believe at least one of those times was at a Filmex screening in Century City. It was neat knowing he was in the audience enjoying a film at the same time. (Tuesday Update: My dad confirms my Filmex memory.)
My kids think of him as "the guy with the ukelele" because of his role in one of their favorite musicals, GOOD NEWS.