Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
1909 - 1986

Benny Goodman  American Clarinetist


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Benny Goodman was previously married to Alice Hammond Duckworth (1942 - 1978).

Benny Goodman was in a relationship with Lana Turner.


American Clarinetist Benny Goodman was born Benjamin David Goodman on 30th May, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on 13th Jun 1986 New York, New York aged 77. He is most remembered for Theme Songs: "Let`s Dance" and "Goodbye. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Benny Goodman is a member of the following lists: Musicians from Chicago, Jewish jazz musicians and Benny Goodman Orchestra members.


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Married1 36 years, 11 months - -
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Total2 36 years, 11 months 18 years, 5 months -


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 American
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
Official Websites,
Friend Johnny Mercer, Gene Krupa, Fred Rich, Joe Venuti, John Hammond, Glenn Miller

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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Benny Goodman77 GeminiClarinetist
Alice Hammond Duckworth73
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
RachelFemale2nd May, 194375 years oldAlice Hammond Duckworth
BenjiFemaleApril, 194672 years oldAlice Hammond Duckworth


African Patrol1957SparkeyTV Show
A Song Is Born1948Professor MagenbruchMovie
Make Mine Music1946Benny GoodmanMovie
Sweet and Low-Down1944Leader of His BandMovie
The Road to Victory1944Benny Goodman (uncredited)Movie
The Shining Future1944Benny GoodmanShort Film
Stage Door Canteen1943Conductor of the Benny Goodman OrchestraMovie
The Gang's All Here1943Benny GoodmanMovie
The Powers Girl1943Orchestra ConductorMovie
Syncopation1942Benny GoodmanMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Benny GoodmanMovie
Hollywood Hotel1937Benny GoodmanMovie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Benny GoodmanMovie
Showtime, U.S.A.TV Show
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