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Tex Beneke
Original name: Gordon Lee Beneke
Birth: Feb. 12, 1914
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: May 30, 2000
Santa Ana
Orange County
California, USA

Big Band Singer, Musician, Actor. A saxophone player and singer, he preformed in the Ben Young Orchestra from 1935 to 1937 before joining the legendary Glenn Miller band in 1938. His vocal work includes "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." Tex started his own band called 'Tex Beneke and His Orchestra.' In 1946, Glenn Miller's widow made a request that Tex take over leadership of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He starred in the television series "Cavalcade of Bands" (1949) and "Sweet Serenade" (1950). 

Cause of death: Respiratory arrest
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
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Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
Record added: Oct 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6814134
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Thinking of you as I listen to your vocals and tenor sax riffs, Tex . No one can compare with what you coaxed out of that saxophone. You brought a lot of joy to my life, and I suspect you're bringing the same joy to the folks in heaven. God Bless
- Frank Parker
 Added: Dec. 18, 2015
I like your songs. My favorite is the Chattanooga Choo choo.
- Never forgotten by Sweet Adeleide.
 Added: Sep. 23, 2015
Hey there Tex, what you say?
- J Spencer
 Added: Sep. 20, 2015
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