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Benny Carter (1907–2003)

Saxophonist, songwriter ("Because of You", "Hot Toddy", "Cow Cow Boogie"), conductor, arranger and composer, educated at Wilberforce University in theology. He was a saxophonist in Horace Henderson's Wilberforce Collegians, then played in the orchestras of Fletcher Henderson and Chick Webb. He went to Paris in 1935, and joined the Willie Lewis ... See full bio »

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The Aviator
The Aviator Soundtrack
Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
Hannah and Her Sisters
M Squad
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 1980 Opens Wednesday (Short)
 1976 People, People, People (Short)
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968-1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Perfect Image (1969) ... (music score)
- Incident in Berlin (1968) ... (music score)
 1967 Urbanissimo (Short)
 1966 The Cruise (Short)
 1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV Movie)
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Terror Island (1965)
- The Candidate (1963) ... (music score)
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Crimson Witness (1965)
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series) (56 episodes)
- The Bad Apple (1960)
- The Tiger's Cage (1960)
- Fire in the Sky (1960)
- Closed Season (1960)
 1959 Harlem Wednesday (Short)
 1957 The Adventures of an * (Short)
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Works: "Kansas City Suite"

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Benny Carter and His Band

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Benny Carter was one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, and he received the National Medal of Arts in 2000. See more »


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