Herbert Mills, part of the venerable Mills Brothers group remembered for such hits as "Paper Doll" and "Glow Worm," has died at the age of 77.
Mills, who sang with the group for six decades, died Wednesday at Valley Hospital.He performed with brothers Donald and Harry in a trio whose harmonies weathered musical changes from the big band era through rock 'n' roll.
The original group quit performing after Harry's death in 1982, although Donald and his son, John, continued as a duo using the Mills Brothers name.
Mills, a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years, was born in Piqua, Ohio, on April 2, 1912. He began singing with his brothers when he was 10 years old and by 1925, the Mills Brothers were regulars on a Cincinnati radio show.
The Mills Brothers became famous in 1943 with their hit "Paper Doll," soon followed by "You Always Hurt the One You Love." Their string of hits continued into the 1950s with "Daddy's Little Girl" and "Glow Worm."