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Benny Carter

Benny CarterAKA Bennett Lester Carter

Born: 8-Aug-1907
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 12-Jul-2003
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz and big bandleader

Wife: (m. 1925, d. 1928)
Wife: Hilma Ollila Arons (m. 1979, until his death, one child)

    University: Wilberforce University

    Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1978
    NEA Jazz Master 1986
    Grammy 1987 (Lifetime Achievement)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1988
    Kennedy Center Honor 1996
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    National Medal of Arts 2000

    A Man Called Adam (3-Aug-1966) · Himself
    Thousands Cheer (13-Sep-1943)

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