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Ben E. King (I) (1938–2015)

Ben E. King was born on September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina, USA. He was a composer and actor, known for Stand by Me (1986), Love and Monsters (2020) and Cloverfield (2008). He was married to Betty Nelson. He died on April 30, 2015 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Stand by Me Soundtrack
Love and Monsters Soundtrack
Cloverfield Soundtrack


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 1986 Ben E. King: Stand by Me (Music Video short)
 1985 Julian Lennon: Stand by Me (Music Video)
 1984 Donna Summer: There Goes My Baby (Music Video)
 1975 John Lennon: Stand by Me (Music Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Don't Play That Song" (Columbia) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ben E King


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Betty Nelson  (his death)  (3 children)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I still think my whole career was accidental. I didn't pursue it. I feel like I'm cheating sometimes. See more »


Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Drifters) in 1988. See more »

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