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Bennie Benjamin (1907–1989)

American songwriter and lyricist, best known for "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" (co-written with Sol Marcus and made popular by The Ink Spots). A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Benny began his career in vaudeville and as a composer for local orchestras. He was also trained as a musician on guitar and banjo. Bennie ... See full bio »

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Known For

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Soundtrack
(2003)
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
(2010)
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
(1997)
Layer Cake
Layer Cake Soundtrack
(2004)

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 2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week Six Results (2016) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
- Week Six: Halloween Special (2016) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
 2016 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Newser (2016) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Misunderstood" - as Benjamin Bennie, uncredited)
 2016 Brett Gelman's Dinner in America (TV Short) (writer: "I Am Blessed" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Enemy Lines (2016) ... (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
- Where Paradise Is Home (2015) ... (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
 2016 Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sisters (2016) ... (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
 2015 Fallout 4 (Video Game) (writer: "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire")
 2015 Rock the Kasbah (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2015 En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît (as Benjamin Bennie Claud , "Quel beau jour pour moi")
 2015 Lone Star, l'estrella que va marcar el camí (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Comprensión")
 2015 What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Understood")
 2014 The Abandoned Haunted Mansion of Horrors (Short) (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (2014) ... (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
 2014 Iverson (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2006-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Latin Night (2013) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
- Round 4 (2006) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2013 Mega64: Gamer Warz (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gamer Warz 5: The Reboot (2013) ... (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.9 (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.105 (2012) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
 2011 The Ambassador (Documentary) (writer: "I Don't Wanna Set The World On Fire")
 2011 A Novela das 8 (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Esmeralda Suite")
 2011 Funkytown (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood / Esmeralda Suite")
 2010 t Schaep met de 5 pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trudy (2010) ... (writer: "In mijn ogen kun je zien wat ik bedoel")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.3 (2010) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
 2010 Luther (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" (1952))
 2009 Logorama (Short) (writer: "I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE")
 2009 Heroes (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Chapter One 'A Clear and Present Danger' (2009) ... (music: "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" - uncredited)
 2008 Fallout 3 (Video Game) (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 2008 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Rumors Are Flying")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
- Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) ... (lyrics: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" - uncredited) / (music: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" - uncredited)
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mayham (2006) ... (writer: "Oh What It Seemed to Be" - uncredited)
 2006 Ask the Dust ("I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (lyrics: "Wheel of Fortune" (1952)) / (music: "Wheel of Fortune" (1952))
 2005 The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello - The Videos (Video) (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2004 Layer Cake (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood / Esmeralda Suite")
 2002 The Banger Sisters (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2002 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.6 (2002) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2001/I Iris (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 2001 L'uomo in più (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2001 When Strangers Appear (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2001 The Score (writer: "I'll Never Be Free")
 2001 Blow Dry (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Esmeralda Suite)")
 2000 The British Invasion Returns (Video) (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 2000 Englar alheimsins (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1999 Just Looking (writer: "Wheel Of Fortune")
 1998 54 (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1997 Oz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Game of Checkers (1997) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1997 Kiss Me, Guido (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1997 L.A. Confidential (writer: "Wheel of Fortune" (1952), "How Important Can It Be" (1955))
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 1993 Household Saints (writer: "Wheel Of Fortune")
 1993 Wilder Napalm (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire")
 1992 American Me (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1991 Let Him Have It (writer: "Wheel Of Fortune")
 1990 Spontaneous Combustion (writer: "I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE")
 1990 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kein Ende in Wohlgefallen (1990) ... (writer: "Don't let me be misunderstood")
 1989 Innocent Victim (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - uncredited)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 7 (1988) ... (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World)" - uncredited)
 1987 Nice Girls Don't Explode (writer: "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire")
 1983 After MASH (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Little Broadcast of '53 (1983) ... (music: "Wheel of Fortune")
 1983 The Right Stuff (writer: "Wheel Of Fortune")
 1982 We'll Meet Again (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Day & Every Day (1982) ... (writer: "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
 1978 Bobby Vinton's Rock 'n Rollers (TV Special) (writer: "Wheel of Fortune")
 1978 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Clark (1978) ... (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire")
  M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Your Hit Parade (1978) ... (music: "Wheel of Fortune" - uncredited)
- The Light That Failed (1977) ... (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World)" - uncredited)
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 November 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me be Misunderstood")
 1977 Ecco noi per esempio... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hardware Jungle (1974) ... (writer: "Wheel of Fortune")
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again All Over the World")
 1971 The Last Picture Show (writer: "Wheel of Fortune" - uncredited)
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Put That Light Out! (1970) ... (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World)" - uncredited)
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.27 (1970) ... (writer: "Cross Over the Bridge")
 1970 MASH (writer: "When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World)" (1942) - uncredited)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
- Episode #1.15 (1965) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
- Shirley Ellis, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Goldsboro, Standells (1965) ... (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1965 Go Go Mania (writer: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 1964 Kissin' Cousins (writer: "Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)" - uncredited)
 1956 Basin Street Revue (writer: "These Things I Offer You (For A Lifetime)" - uncredited)
 1952-1955 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 April 1955 (1955) ... (writer: "How Important Can It Be")
- Episode dated 12 April 1952 (1952) ... (writer: "Wheel of Fortune")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Basin Street Revue ... (writer: "These Things I Offer You")
 1952 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1952) ... (writer: "Wheel of Fortune" - uncredited)
 1950 Oh What It Seemed to Be (Short) (writer: "Oh What It Seemed to Be")
 1950 The Miniver Story (writer: "When The Lights Go On Again" - uncredited)
 1949 Passport to Pimlico (writer: "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" - uncredited)
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 5 (Short) (writer: "Oh! What It Seemed to Be")
 1948 Melody Time (writer: "Melody Time")
 1947 Community Sing 9652: April Showers (Short) (writer: "I Want to Thank Your Folks")
 1947 Fun & Fancy Free (writer: "Fun and Fancy Free" (1947) - uncredited)
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