Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
1909 - 1986

Benny Goodman  Russian Clarinetist


Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing"....

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Longest Relationship36 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship36 yrs, 1 mth
Average Relationship Length36 yrs, 1 mth
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First Name Benny
Last Name Goodman
Full Name at Birth Benjamin David Goodman
Alternative Name King of Swing, "King of Swing", "The Professor", "Patriarch of the Clarinet", "Swing's Senior Statesman"
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th May, 1909
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Died 13th June, 1986
Place of Death New York, New York
Cause of Death heart attack
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality Russian
Occupation Text Musician, bandleader, songwriter
Occupation Clarinetist
Claim to Fame Theme Songs: "Let`s Dance" and "Goodbye"
Music Genre (Text) Swing, big band
Music Genre Jazz, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1926–86
Music Style Big Band, Swing, Sweet Bands, Classical
Music Mood Elegant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Confident, Joyous, Rousing, Energetic, Exuberant, Warm, Carefree, Sophisticated, Stylish, Laid-Back/Mellow, Refined/Mannered, Sweet, Playful, Gleeful, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Fun, Bright
Instrument Clarinet, Bandleader
Instrument (text) Clarinet
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Friend Johnny Mercer, Gene Krupa, Fred Rich, Joe Venuti, John Hammond, Glenn Miller
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Benny Goodman77 GeminiClarinetist
Alice Hammond Duckworth73
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress


Female2nd May, 194373 years old
FemaleApril, 194670 years old


African Patrol1957 Sparkey TV Show
A Song Is Born1948 Professor Magenbruch Movie
Make Mine Music1946 Benny Goodman Movie
Sweet and Low-Down1944 Leader of His Band Movie
The Road to Victory1944 Benny Goodman (uncredited) Short Film
The Shining Future1944 Benny Goodman Short Film
Stage Door Canteen1943 Conductor of the Benny Goodman Orchestra Movie
The Gang's All Here1943 Benny Goodman Movie
The Powers Girl1943 Orchestra Conductor Movie
Syncopation1942 Benny Goodman Movie
Birth of the Blues1941 Benny Goodman Movie
Hollywood Hotel1937 Leader of His Orchestra Movie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936 Benny Goodman Movie
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