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Hugh Herbert, Johnnie Davis, Glenda Farrell, Benny Goodman, Ted Healy, Lola Lane, Rosemary Lane, Louella Parsons and Dick Powell in Hollywood Hotel (1937)Danny Kaye, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton in A Song Is Born (1948)Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, James Ellison, Alice Faye and Benny Goodman in The Gang's All Here (1943)Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Benny Goodman c. 1962Benny Goodman c. 1962Ethel Merman and Benny Goodman circa 1955Benny Goodman c. 1935
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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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