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Ivy Benson (1913–1993)

Ivy Benson was born on November 11, 1913 in Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. She was married to Brantley Callaway and Caryll Stafford. She died on May 6, 1993 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England. See full bio »

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 1974-1984 Looks Familiar (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #13.6 (1984) ... Herself - Guest
- Episode #4.9 (1974) ... Herself - Guest
 1976 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Ivy Benson (1976) ... Herself
 1957 The Music Box (TV Series)
Herself - and Her Orchestra / Herself - and Her Girls' Band
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Herself - and Her Orchestra
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Herself - and Her Girls' Band
 1943 The Dummy Talks
Herself, Orchestra Leader (as Ivy Benson's All Ladies Orchestra)

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Ivy Benson's All Ladies Orchestra

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Pianist, organist, saxophonist, clarinettist and leader (from 1940) of Ivy Benson & Her Rhythm Girl Band, which remained popular in England for more than four decades. In the course of its history, the band had more than 250 members due to heavy turnover. Ivy was a child prodigy, proficient on piano from the age of five and performed on the BBC radio "Children's Hour" by the time she was nine.

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