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Tex Beneke (Gordon Lee Beneke)

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Biography

Fort Worth, Texas, USA
The popular singer and saxophone player began with the Ben Young Orchestra (1935-1937), and joined the Miller band in 1938, becoming one of the bands's most popular personalities and soloists (though he was not seen or even referred to in The Glenn Miller Story). His personality and talents led him to the top of the Downbeat and Metronome magazine polls, with his vocal work on "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree". Read more...

Actor

Character: Phil Mercer

Orchestra Wives 1942

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Character: Himself

Startime 1959

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Character: Himself - Orchestra Leader

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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