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, USA and passed away on 13th Jun 1986 New York City, New York, USA 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: Columbia Records artists, American Jews and Kennedy Center honorees.


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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", Benjamin David Goodman, Benny Goodman
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th May, 1909
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 13th June, 1986
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
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, Jazz
Music Genre Jazz, Classical Music Entry
Year(s) Active 1926–86, 1926–1986
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
Record Label Columbia, RCA Victor
Official Websites,,
Friend Johnny Mercer, Gene Krupa, Fred Rich, Joe Venuti, John Hammond, Glenn Miller

Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz 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, 194378 years oldAlice Hammond Duckworth
BenjiFemaleApril, 194675 years oldAlice Hammond Duckworth


African Patrol1957SparkeyTV Show
Showtime, U.S.A.1950TV Show
A Song Is Born1948Professor MagenbruchMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948Band Leader, ClarinetistTV Show
Make Mine Music1946Bandleader (credit only)Movie
Sweet and Low-Down1944Benny GoodmanMovie
The Road to Victory1944Benny Goodman (uncredited)Short Film
The Shining Future1944Benny Goodman (as Benny Goodman & His Orchestra)Short Film
Stage Door Canteen1943Conductor of the Benny Goodman OrchestraMovie
The Gang's All Here1943Benny GoodmanMovie
The Powers Girl1943Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)Movie
Syncopation1942Benny GoodmanMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Benny GoodmanMovie
Hollywood Hotel1937Benny GoodmanMovie
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Benny GoodmanMovie
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