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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
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
Record added: Oct 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6814134
Tex Beneke
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Tex Beneke
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Tex Beneke
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Oh how tickled I am to have stumbled across your memorial Tex...I have loved you ever since I "discovered" you in a movie playing on TCM! You played that sax like no one else and your voice was "music to my ears"! Although I played alto sax once upon a ...(Read more)
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