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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
(2004)
Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
Hannah and Her Sisters
(1986)
M Squad
M Squad Composer
(1958-1960)

Filmography

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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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Show Show Music department (16 credits)
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Other Works:

Works: "Kansas City Suite"

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Benny Carter and His Band
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988. See more »

Nickname:

The King

Star Sign:

Leo

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