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Benny Goodman

Biography

Bandleader and clarinetist who have defined the Golf swing Period of music. He was properly referred to as the Ruler of Golf swing. He joined among Chicago’s top rings at 16, the Ben Pollack Orchestra. He himself could have one of the biggest bands from the 1930s, and his Carnegie Hall concert of 1938 was generally credited with producing jazz a good genre of music. He made an appearance in THE BEST Broadcast of 1937, Syncopation, The Forces Girl, and several various other musical features. His lifestyle was dramatized in 1955 in The Benny Goodman Tale starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed. He was raised with 11 various other siblings in an unhealthy Jewish family members that got immigrated to america through the Russian Empire. He wedded Alice Hammond Duckworth on March 21, 1942, plus they got two daughters jointly. He was also known for his traditional recordings, the to begin that was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A significant, which he documented using the Budapest Quartet in Apr 1938.

Quick Facts


Full Name Benny Goodman
Date Of Birth May 30, 1909
Died June 13, 1986, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Profession Clarinet Player
Nationality American
Spouse Alice Hammond Duckworth
Children Benjie Goodman, Rachel Goodman
Parents Dora Grisinsky, David Goodman
Siblings Harry Goodman
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, American Music Award of Merit
Movies Hollywood Hotel, A Song Is Born, The Gang's All Here, Stage Door Canteen, Sweet and Low-Down, The Powers Girl, Make Mine Music, Some Like It Hot, Beat the Band, Syncopation, Upbeat in Music, Road to Victory, A Sheep on the Roof, Benny Goodman at the Tivoli, The Underground Man, The Sacred Flame, Benny Goodman: Live at Basin Street East
TV Shows Star Time, The Big Party
Star Sign Gemini

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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 337-340. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
3 His funeral included a nonsectarian service and Bible passages read by all five of his daughters. His Eulogy was given by his attorney and friend, Bill Hyland.
4 He had two daughters: Rachel (born May 2, 1943) and Benjie (born April, 1946). He also had three step-daughters: Gillian, Shirley, and Sophia. All five daughters grew up in Benny's house.
5 Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
6 Benny Goodman was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
7 Pictured on one of a set of four 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 11 September 1996, celebrating big band leaders. Other band leaders honored in this issue are Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller.
8 Interred at Long Ridge Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
9 Clarinetist/orchestra leader.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allied 2016 writer: "Flying Home"
tap tap tap 2015 Short "Sing, Sing, Sing"
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Intern 2015/I performer: "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Little Boy 2015 writer: "If Dreams Come True"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesar Chavez 2014 performer: "Darktown Strutters Ball"
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "You Must Meet My Wife"
Waterloo Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Average Consumer 2013 TV Series short performer - 1 episode
Bill W. 2012 Documentary performer: "I'm Like a Fish Out of Water", "Body & Soul"
Banda sonora TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2008
The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} 2011 Documentary writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Mildred Pierce TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Future 2011 performer: "Where or When"
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Mafia II 2010 Video Game performer: "SING, SING, SING WITH A SWING"
Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop 2010 Video documentary short writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Pacific 2010 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2005-2009 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Glorious 39 2009 performer: "Walkin' & Swingin'"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary performer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited
August 2008 performer: "After You've Gone"
The Water Horse 2007 performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon"
Big Love 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Melba Moore: Live in Concert 2007 Video writer: "Air Mail Special"
The Sopranos 2000-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Music and Lyrics 2007 performer: "Flying Home", "Rose Room", "It's Tight Like That" / writer: "Flying Home"
An American Girl on the Home Front 2006 TV Movie "Sing Sing Sing With a Swing"
Hollywoodland 2006 writer: "Flying Home"
So You Think You Can Dance 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
End of the Spear 2005 performer: "Don't Be That Way" / writer: "Don't Be That Way"
Cinderella Man 2005 writer: "Don't Be That Way" 1934
Carnivàle 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 performer: "We'll Meet Again"
The Notebook 2004 performer: "Always and Always", "One O'Clock Jump" - uncredited
Independent Lens 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Crooked Lines 2003 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing With a Swing"
Mona Lisa Smile 2003 writer: "Flying Home"
Miss Match 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Capture the Castle 2003 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Goodman
Below 2002 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing With A Swing"
Hollywood Ending 2002 performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" 1937
Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew 2002 Documentary writer: "Airmail Special" - as Goodman
Hart's War 2002 performer: "Idaho"
Livshunger 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Great Performances: Dance in America 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Pollock 2000 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Small Time Crooks 2000 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
U-571 2000 performer: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz"
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
La fille sur le pont 1999 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Bugle Call Rag", "Goodbye"
California's Gold 1999 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The X-Files 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998 Documentary writer: "Air Mail Special"
The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 writer: "Don't Be That Way"
The Game 1997 writer: "Life Goes To A Party"
Deconstructing Harry 1997 performer: "Sing Sing Sing With a Swing" 1936, "Christopher Columbus" 1936
Private Parts 1997 performer: "Moonglow"
My Fellow Americans 1996 writer: "Don't Be That Way"
The English Patient 1996 performer: "Wang Wang Blues" 1921, "One O'Clock Jump" 1933
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 performer: "Riffin' at the Ritz"
The Grass Harp 1995 performer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "CLOSE YOUR EYES", "YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME", "DON'T BE THAT WAY", "SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL" / writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY"
Le confessionnal 1995 writer: "Dark rapture"
Cari fottutissimi amici 1994 performer: "SING SING SING"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 "Flying Home"
Swing Kids 1993 performer: "BUGLE CALL RAG", "SWINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES", "FLAT FOOT FLOOGEE", "GOODNIGHT, MY LOVE" / writer: "LIFE GOES TO A PARTY", "SWINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES"
Malcolm X 1992 writer: "Flying Home"
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 performer: "After You've Gone", "Something New", "How High the Moon"
A League of Their Own 1992 writer: "Flying Home"
Northern Exposure 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lucky Luke 1991 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Goodman
The Marrying Man 1991 writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY"
American Experience 1991 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Memphis Belle 1990 writer: "Flying Home"
When Harry Met Sally... 1989 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Don't Be That Way"
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 performer: "You're a Sweet Little Headache" 1939
New York Stories 1989 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Crossing Delancey 1988 performer: "IT HAD TO BE YOU"
Big Business 1988 performer: "Sing Sing Sing "
Laguna Heat 1987 TV Movie performer: "You Go To My Head"
Hope and Glory 1987 performer: "Flat Foot Floogie"
In the Mood 1987 writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY"
Radio Days 1987 performer: "Body and Soul" 1930, "Goodbye" 1934
Screen Two 1987 TV Series music - 1 episode
Miss Mary 1986 performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby", "It's Been So Long"
Power 1986 performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Star 80 1983 performer: "Sing Sing Sing"
The Atomic Cafe 1982 Documentary writer: "Flying Home"
Zoot Suit 1981 writer: "Two O'Clock Jump" - uncredited
True Confessions 1981 performer: "Memories of You"
Raggedy Man 1981 performer: "The Lady's In Love With You"
They All Laughed 1981 performer: "SING, SING, SING"
Raging Bull 1980 performer: "Jersey Bounce" 1936
Joe Albany... a Jazz Life 1980 Documentary music: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Stardust Memories 1980 writer: "If Dreams Come True" 1936 - as B. Goodman
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing With a Swing"
F.I.S.T. 1978 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Slither 1973 "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Save the Tiger 1973 writer: "Air Mail Special", "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Happy Days 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Army of Shadows 1969 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - uncredited
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim 1967 TV Special music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited / writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited
The Danny Kaye Show TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1966 performer - 1 episode, 1965
The Lively Ones 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jazz Party 1958 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Kiss Them for Me 1957 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1957 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Benny Goodman Story 1956 "Original Dixieland One Step" / performer: "Goodbye" / writer: "Don't Be That Way", "Stompin' At the Savoy"
Omnibus TV Series 1 episode, 1955 performer - 1 episode, 1953
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love Lucy 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 1953 Short writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
The Pride of St. Louis 1952 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1952 TV Series music - 1 episode
I'll Get By 1950 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
The Stratton Story 1949 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
A Song Is Born 1948 performer: "Anitra's Boogie", "Stealin' Apples" 1936, "Flying Home" 1939 - uncredited / writer: "Flying Home" 1939 - uncredited
The Drummer Man 1947 Short "Stompin' at the Savoy"
After You've Gone 1946 Short performer: "After You've Gone"
Melody Time 1946 Short writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited
Make Mine Music 1946 performer: "After You've Gone" 1918 - as Goodman
Sweet and Low-Down 1944 arranger: "Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581" 1789 - uncredited / music: "Rachel's Dream" 1939, "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 - uncredited / performer: "I'm Making Believe" 1944, "Hey Bub! Let's Have a Ball" 1944, "Rachel's Dream" 1939 uncredited, "Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581" 1789 uncredited
The Shining Future 1944 Short performer: "Sing, Sing. Sing" - uncredited
The Gang's All Here 1943 performer: "Minnie's in the Money", " I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo", "Paducah" - uncredited / writer: "Soft Winds" - uncredited
Springtime in the Rockies 1942 writer: "Two O'Clock Jump"
Hi Gang! 1941 performer: "Moonglow" - uncredited
Love on Tap 1939 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934
It's in the Stars 1938 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Man-Proof 1938 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1935 - uncredited
Hollywood Hotel 1937 "I've Got a Heartful of Music" 1937, uncredited / arranger: "Satan's Holiday" 1934 - uncredited
George Hall and His Orchestra 1937 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Sinner Take All 1936 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
African Patrol 1958 TV Series Sparkey
A Song Is Born 1948 Professor Magenbruch
Make Mine Music 1946 Benny Goodman
Sweet and Low-Down 1944 Leader of His Band
The Road to Victory 1944 Short Benny Goodman (uncredited)
The Shining Future 1944 Short Benny Goodman
The Gang's All Here 1943 Benny Goodman
Stage Door Canteen 1943 Conductor of the Benny Goodman Orchestra
The Powers Girl 1943 Orchestra Conductor
Syncopation 1942 Benny Goodman
Birth of the Blues 1941 Benny Goodman
Hollywood Hotel 1937 Leader of His Orchestra
The Big Broadcast of 1937 1936 Benny Goodman

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantasma d'amore 1981 musician: clarinet solo
The Lonely Night 1954 Documentary musician: clarinet
After You've Gone 1946 Short musician: clarinet - as Goodman
All the Cats Join In 1946 Short musician: clarinet

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quidam dégomme 2007 Short
Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance 2004 TV Movie
Ça va plaire 1980 TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benny Goodman: Legends in Concert - The Last Performance 2004 TV Movie
Sweet and Low-Down 1944 contributor to story - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Drei mal neun 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician
The Bell Telephone Hour 1960-1966 TV Series Himself - Clarinetist / Himself - Clarinetist in the Orchestra / Themselves - Jazz Combo / ...
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Lively Ones 1963 TV Series Himself - Clarinetist / Himself - Performer
The World of Benny Goodman 1963 TV Movie Himself
What's My Line? 1950-1962 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny 1961 TV Special Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-1960 TV Series Himself / Clarinetist / Band Leader
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960 TV Series Himself
The Big Party 1959 TV Series Himself
Swing Into Spring! 1959 TV Movie Himself
The Garry Moore Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The All-Star Christmas Show 1958 TV Movie Himself
Studio One in Hollywood 1958 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Big Record 1957 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1957 TV Series Himself
The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Himself
Washington Square 1957 TV Series Himself
Benny Goodman Orchestra 1957 TV Movie Himself - Clarinet
Allen in Movieland 1955 TV Movie Himself
The Martha Raye Show 1955 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest Clarinetist
Omnibus 1953 TV Series Himself
Wonderful Town, U.S.A. 1951 TV Series Himself
Kreisler Bandstand 1951 TV Series Himself
Showtime, U.S.A. 1950 TV Series Himself
Star Time 1950 TV Series Himself - Musician
Upbeat in Music 1943 Documentary short Himself - Band Leader
Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra 1929 Short Himself / Clarinet (uncredited)
Me and the Boys 1929 Short Himself / Clarinet
Jazz 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Benny Goodman: Let's Dance - A Musical Tribute 1986 TV Movie Himself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Åke Hasselgård story 1983 Documentary
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1982 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Signature 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Musician
Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not 1978 TV Special Himself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Evening at Pops 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1973 TV Series Himself (on tape)
Timex All-Star Swing Festival 1972 TV Special Himself
Le grand échiquier 1972 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 1971 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Starlight Ballroom 2015 TV Movie Himself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
To Russia with Jazz 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz 2010 Documentary Himself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
My Music: The Big Band Years 2009 TV Movie Himself
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
Fanfare for America: The Composer Aaron Copland 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sid Caesar Collection: The Magic of Live TV 2000 Video documentary Himself
American Masters 1993-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits 1997 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
The Ladies Sing the Blues 1989 Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals 1974 TV Movie Himself
Music Land 1955 Orchestra Leader
For Auld Lang Syne 1938 Documentary short Himself: Clip from 'Hollywood Hotel' (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 There's no one else like her, and I presume there never will be. (on friend Peggy Lee)

#Trademark
1 Theme songs: "Let's Dance" (opening theme), "Goodbye" (closing theme)

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