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George Benson (II)

George Benson was born on March 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has been married to Johnnie since 1965. They have six children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Intouchables
The Intouchables Soundtrack
(2011)
The Pursuit of Happyness
(2006)
Michael
Michael Soundtrack
(1996)
Talmage Farlow
Talmage Farlow Himself
(1981)

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 2013 Bunheads (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Next (2013) ... (performer: "On Broadway" - uncredited)
 2012 Hit and Run (performer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 6 (2012) ... (performer: "On Broadway")
 2011 The Intouchables (performer: "The Ghetto")
 2010 Michel Legrand and Friends (TV Movie) ("Watch What Happens")
 2008 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #10 - De Hits Van Radio 538 (2008) ... (writer: "Mesmerized")
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (performer: "This Masquerade" (1972))
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Coney Island Lion/Legacy of a Doll/Ballet Shoes (2005) ... (performer: "On Broadway")
 2003 Uptown Girls (performer: "On Broadway (Live Version)" (1962))
 2002 OT: Our Town (Documentary) (performer: "The Ghetto")
 2000 The Yards (performer: "Affirmation" (1975))
 1996 Michael (performer: "Dream" (1944)) / (producer: "Dream" (1944))
 1995 Safe (performer: "Turn Your Love Around")
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7. (performer: "Keep Your Dreams Alive")
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "On Broadway" (1963) - uncredited)
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Zoo Animals on Wheels (1990) ... (performer: "On Broadway")
 1988 Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu (performer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You")
 1988 Big Business (performer: "ON BROADWAY")
 1986 Die Wicherts von nebenan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ein Auto für Sizilien (1986) ... (performer: "In Your Eyes" - uncredited)
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Heart of Darkness (1984) ... (performer: "This Masquerade" - uncredited)
 1981 SCTV Network (TV Series) (performer: "Off Broadway")
 1977-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 February 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "What's on Your Mind")
- Episode dated 16 October 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Love x Love")
- Episode dated 7 August 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Give Me the Night")
- Episode dated 13 October 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "The Greatest Love of All")
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Painting (1981) ... (performer: "Breezin'")
 1979 All That Jazz (performer: "On Broadway" (1963))
 1979 Boulevard Nights (performer: "Street Tattoo")
 1978 Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ute und Manuela (1978) ... (performer: "On Broadway")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1977 The Greatest (performer: "The Greatest Love of All", "I Always Knew I Had It In Me")
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ralph Nader/George Benson (1977) ... (performer: "This Masquerade", "Gonna Love You More")
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Other Works:

Album: "The Greatest Hits of All" See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Personal Quote:

"I'd sat down with a great blind pianist from San Francisco name Freddy Gambrel, he turned me onto some wonderful ways to get in and out of chord changes and weld harmonies together. Of course I still wanted to be like Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Hank Garland - my heroes. I've always liked the hot guitar guys.".

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Was influenced by legendary guitar player Hank Garland.. See more »

Trademark:

Hollow body Japanese electric guitars: Ibanez GB10, LGB300, GB30TH See more »

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