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Benny Carter (Bennett Lester Carter)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Saxophonist, songwriter ("Because of You", "Hot Toddy", "Cow Cow Boogie"), conductor, arranger and composer, educated at Wilberforce University in theology. He was a saxophonist in Horace Henderson's Wilberforce Collegians, then played in the orchestras of Fletcher Henderson and Chick Webb. He went to Paris in 1935, and joined the Willie Lewis Orchestra, then became the staff arranger for the BBC in England. Returning to the USA, he formed his own orchestras in New York and Hollywood, and began writing for films. Read more...

Actor

Character: Alto Sax Soloist

The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1952

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Character: Benny Carter

A Man Called Adam 1966

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Composing