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Benny Goodman (I) (1909–1986)


The King of Swing! Famed clarinetist, composer ("Stompin' at the Savoy") and conductor, educated at the Lewis Institute in Chicago and a student of Schillinger and Schoepp. He was a clarinetist with the orchestras of Bix Beiderbecke, Jules Herbuveaux, Arnold Johnson and Ben Pollack, and also played in Broadway theater orchestras. He began to lead ... See full bio »

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The Game
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(1997)
Raging Bull
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(1980)
The English Patient
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 2016 Allied (writer: "Flying Home")
 2016 Café Society (performer: "More Than You Know" - as Benny Goodman Trio)
 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 2015/I The Intern (performer: "Ain't Misbehavin'")
 2015 Little Boy (writer: "If Dreams Come True")
 2014 Cesar Chavez (performer: "Darktown Strutters Ball")
 2011 The Future (performer: "Where or When")
 2009 Glorious 39 (performer: "Walkin' & Swingin'")
 2008 August (performer: "After You've Gone")
 2007 The Water Horse (performer: "It's Only a Paper Moon")
 2007 Music and Lyrics (performer: "Flying Home", "Rose Room", "It's Tight Like That") / (writer: "Flying Home")
 2006 Hollywoodland (writer: "Flying Home")
 2005 End of the Spear (performer: "Don't Be That Way") / (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 2005 Cinderella Man (writer: "Don't Be That Way" (1934))
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning (performer: "We'll Meet Again")
 2004 The Notebook (performer: "Always and Always", "One O'Clock Jump" - uncredited)
 2003 Crooked Lines (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Flying Home")
 2003 I Capture the Castle (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Goodman)
 2002 Below (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)")
 2002 Hollywood Ending (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" (1937))
 2002 Hart's War (performer: "Idaho")
 2000 Pollock (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 2000 U-571 (performer: "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz")
 1999 La fille sur le pont (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Bugle Call Rag", "Goodbye")
 1997 The Game (writer: "Life Goes To A Party")
 1997 Deconstructing Harry (performer: "Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing)" (1936), "Christopher Columbus" (1936))
 1997 Private Parts (performer: "Moonglow")
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (writer: "Don't Be That Way")
 1996 The English Patient (performer: "Wang Wang Blues" (1921), "One O'Clock Jump" (1933))
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt (performer: "Riffin' at the Ritz")
 1995 The Grass Harp (performer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "CLOSE YOUR EYES", "YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME", "DON'T BE THAT WAY", "SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL") / (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY")
 1995 Le confessionnal (writer: "Dark Rapture")
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (performer: "SING SING SING")
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy ("Flying Home")
 1993 Swing Kids (performer: "BUGLE CALL RAG", "SWINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES", "FLAT FOOT FLOOGEE", "GOODNIGHT, MY LOVE") / (writer: "LIFE GOES TO A PARTY", "SWINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES")
 1992 Malcolm X (writer: "Flying Home")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (performer: "After You've Gone", "Something New", "How High the Moon")
 1992 A League of Their Own (writer: "Flying Home")
 1991 Lucky Luke (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Goodman)
 1991 The Marrying Man (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY")
 1990 Memphis Belle (writer: "Flying Home")
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Don't Be That Way")
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (performer: "You're a Sweet Little Headache" (1939))
 1989 New York Stories (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 1988 Crossing Delancey (performer: "IT HAD TO BE YOU")
 1988 Big Business (performer: "Sing Sing Sing ")
 1987 Hope and Glory (performer: "Flat Foot Floogie")
 1987 In the Mood (writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY")
 1987 Radio Days (performer: "Body and Soul" (1930), "Goodbye" (1934))
 1986 Miss Mary (performer: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby", "It's Been So Long")
 1986 Power (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 1983 Star 80 (performer: "Sing Sing Sing")
 1981 Zoot Suit (writer: "Two O'Clock Jump" - uncredited)
 1981 True Confessions (performer: "Memories of You")
 1981 Raggedy Man (performer: "The Lady's In Love With You")
 1981 They All Laughed (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 1980 Raging Bull (performer: "Jersey Bounce" (1936))
 1980 Stardust Memories (writer: "If Dreams Come True" (1936) - as B. Goodman)
 1978 F.I.S.T. (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1973 Slither ("Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1973 Save the Tiger (writer: "Air Mail Special", "Stompin' At The Savoy")
 1969 Army of Shadows (writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - uncredited)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story ("Original Dixieland One Step") / (performer: "Goodbye") / (writer: "Don't Be That Way", "Stompin' At the Savoy")
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy")
 1949 The Stratton Story (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born (performer: "Anitra's Boogie", "Stealin' Apples" (1936), "Flying Home" (1939) - uncredited) / (writer: "Flying Home" (1939) - uncredited)
 1946 Make Mine Music (performer: "After You've Gone" (1918) - as Goodman)
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down (arranger: "Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581" (1789) - uncredited) / (music: "Rachel's Dream" (1939), "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1934) - uncredited) / (performer: "I'm Making Believe" (1944), "Hey Bub! Let's Have a Ball" (1944), "Rachel's Dream" (1939) (uncredited), "Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581" (1789) (uncredited))
 1943 The Gang's All Here (performer: "Minnie's in the Money", " (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo", "Paducah" - uncredited) / (writer: "Soft Winds" - uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous (performer: "Stomping at the Savoy") / (writer: "Stomping at the Savoy")
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (writer: "Two O'Clock Jump")
 1941 Hi Gang! (performer: "Moonglow" - uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof (music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel ("I've Got a Heartful of Music" (1937), uncredited) / (arranger: "Satan's Holiday" (1934) - uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All (writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(7/15/51) Radio: Appeared on "The Peggy Lee Show". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Goodman

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's no one else like her, and I presume there never will be. (on friend Peggy Lee)

Trivia:

He had two daughters: Rachel (born May 2, 1943) and Benjie (born April, 1946). He also had three step-daughters: Gillian, Shirley, and Sophia. All five daughters grew up in Benny's house. See more »

Trademark:

Theme songs: "Let's Dance" (opening theme), "Goodbye" (closing theme)

Nickname:

The King of Swing

Star Sign:

Gemini

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