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Benny Goodman (Benjamin David Goodman)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
The King of Swing! Famed clarinetist, composer ("Stompin' at the Savoy") and conductor, educated at the Lewis Institute in Chicago and a student of Schillinger and Schoepp. He was a clarinetist with the orchestras of Bix Beiderbecke, Jules Herbuveaux, Arnold Johnson and Ben Pollack, and also played in Broadway theater orchestras. He began to lead his own orchestras in 1934 at the Billy Rose Music Hall, then conducted the orchestra on the weekly radio program "Let's Dance" in 1934-1935, and played at numerous hotels, colleges and theaters. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Conductor of the Benny Goodman Orchestra

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Leader of His Band

Sweet and Low-Down 1944

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Character: Professor Magenbruch

A Song Is Born 1948

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Parkinson 1971

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The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Omnibus 1952

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Character: Himself - Clarinetist

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Evening at Pops 1970

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Writing

Composing