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Tex Beneke (1914–2000)

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... See full bio »

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 2015 Fallout 4 (Video Game) (performer: "A Wonderful Guy")
 2010 Zompyres: Texas (performer: "Give Me Five Minutes More") / (writer: "Give Me Five Minutes More")
 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (performer: "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Sentimental Journey" (uncredited), "Moonlight Serenade" (uncredited), "In the Mood" (uncredited), "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" (uncredited), "At Last" (uncredited), "Elmer's Tune" (uncredited), "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" (uncredited), "Moonlight Cocktail" (uncredited), "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (uncredited))
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game) (performer: "A Wonderful Guy")
 2006 Running with Scissors (performer: "Blue Champagne" (1968))
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo")
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (performer: "The Rhumba Jumps")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 1962 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Portals of Music (1962) ... (performer: "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", " (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", "Moonlight Cocktail", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Swingin' Years (1960) ... (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 1950 Sweet Serenade (Short) (performer: "Tuxedo Junction", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pin Striped Pants and a Cutaway Coat" (as "Pin Striped Pants"), "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot")
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 6 (Short) (performer: "Somebody Loves Me")
 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "The Red Cavalry March", "Cynthia's in Love", "Little Brown Jug", "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" - uncredited)
 1946 Melody Time (Short) (performer: "Moonlight Serenade" (uncredited), "In the Mood" (uncredited), "Serenade in Blue", "Five Minutes More", "Don't Be That Way" (uncredited), "American Patrol" (uncredited), "Some Other Time" (uncredited), "Londonderry Air" (uncredited))
 1942 Orchestra Wives (performer: " (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", "People Like You and Me" - uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade ("In the Mood" (1939), uncredited) / (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (1941) - uncredited)
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Tex Beneke and His Orchestra
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Tex was an active amateur radio operator until his death. One of his early call signs was W2CKD. His wife, Marguerite was also licensed as W2EHR.In the late 1950s, he moved to St. Louis, MO and his call was changed to K0HWY. He held that call sign until his death in May, 2000. See more »

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