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Tex Beneke

  • Born on
    • February 12th, 1914
  • Died on
    • May 30th, 2000
Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller. His band is also associated with the careers of Eydie Gormé, Henry Mancini and Ronnie Deauville. Beneke also solos on the recording the Glenn Miller Orchestra made of their popular song "In The Mood" and sings on another popular Glenn Miller recording, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Jazz critic Will Friedwald considers Beneke to be one of the major blues singers who sang with the big bands of the early 1940s.

Filmography

Acting (2 Credits)

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1942Orchestra Wives as Phil Mercer (uncredited)
1941Sun Valley Serenade as Orchestra Member (uncredited)

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